• Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring, Corporate Finance, Topics, Capital Management
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 3/05/2012

Debt Market Quarterly Update

KPMG's Debt Market Update reviews debt market activity and provides insights into the latest trends and the implications for Australian companies.

David Heathcote

David Heathcote
Partner in Charge, Debt Advisory Services

+61 2 9335 7193

Debt Market Quarterly Update: Q1 2012 

The Australian syndicated debt market has dropped in both volume and number of deals as compared to Q4 2011. This has been the general trend across other markets with a decrease in volume globally of 29 percent.
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Corporate loan volumes decreased materially as borrowers appear to be taking a more cautious 'wait and see approach' and banks' willingness to lend shrinks in the face of continuing European driven volatility and impending Basel III capital requirements.


Key themes

  • Global capital market activity remains subdued.
  • European banks retreat from Australian markets.
  • Australian hybrid market comes to life.
  • Covered bonds gain traction.
  • Basel III update.

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