• Service: Advisory, Deal Advisory, Corporate Finance, Topics, Capital Management
  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 15/05/2014

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
National Head of Deal Advisory

+61 2 9335 7193

Debt Market Quarterly Update: Q1 2014 

The debt markets got off to their usual measured start to the year in Q1 2014, with US$11.2 billion priced for the quarter. This represents an 18 percent increase on Q1 2013, and is in line with the first quarter historic average volumes since 2009 of US$11.0 billion.
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Refinancing continues to be the main driver of activity, accounting for 66 percent of total volume. It is anticipated that market activity for the remainder of the year will be driven by the improving business confidence and corporate activity leading to improving deal flow for the local market.


Key insights

  • Traditionally quiet quarter, however positive outlook to follow.
  • Alternative financing remains firmly on the agenda of corporates.
  • Institutional lending on the rise and bond markets increasingly competing with traditional bank loans.

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