Leveraged Commentary & Data (LCD)—now part of PitchBook 

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With the acquisition of LCD, PitchBook will offer the most essential and comprehensive intelligence of the US and European leveraged finance market. 

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Compare loans currently in the market with similar, recent transactions

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Produced by veteran journalists and analysts, LCD’s news coverage allows you to track deals throughout their lifecycle and compare them against the rest of the market.

PitchBook completes acquisition of LCD via parent company, Morningstar

Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research has completed its previously announced acquisition of Leveraged Commentary & Data (LCD), a market leader in news, research, data, insights and indexes for the leveraged finance market from S&P Global.

The acquisition of LCD will complement PitchBook’s robust product and research capabilities and existing private debt data, providing coverage of every metric of the leveraged loan market, including structure, pricing, yield and volume along with secondary market performance and LBO/private equity activity.

Demand for leveraged loan datasets is expected to increase as the private credit market continues to grow, and alternative asset managers increasingly view private credit as a critical asset class to have exposure to. By integrating LCD’s data, news and analysis on leveraged loans into the PitchBook Platform, we’ll be able to provide investors with unmatched transparency into every aspect of the private capital markets through a single, centralized solution. Additionally, the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index—the flagship benchmark for this asset class—and related indexes will become part of the expanding fixed-income capabilities from Morningstar Indexes. 

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What is LCD?

LCD is the only provider of real-time coverage of the US and European leveraged loan and high-yield bond markets, from deal inception through the trading life of the debt. With over 500 leveraged loan indexes in the US and Europe that track performance, index characteristics and risk measures, LCD is the industry standard for leveraged loan data, news, analysis and indexes, providing coverage across the full loan lifecycle. Additionally, LCD provides growing coverage of investment grade bond issuance, distressed debt, corporate bankruptcies and middle market transactions. 

Structure and price deals to clear the market

Benchmark pricing and structure on illiquid instruments

Identify possible trade opportunities

Identify co-investments by BDCs in the same company

LCD offers an extensive data base and feeds that deliver key index and deals data to help ensure you receive the factors you need quickly and securely:

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Total debt funds

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Market-driven price and structure flexes during syndication

Forward calendars of deals before they hit the market

Topical pieces analyzing key developments and macro trends

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