Houlihan Lokey Builds Capital Markets Capabilities with New Hire

Houlihan Lokey has hired Heather Smith, who joins the firm’s Capital Markets group as a managing director and head of Structure Equity.

Fifth Street Provides Q3/16 Capital Markets Outlook

Fifth Street Asset Management provided commentary on capital markets in Q3/16 and a forecast of what’s to come in 2017.

CIT Report: Capital Markets Present Opportunities

CIT Capital Markets Group Head and Managing Director Neil Wessan sees both uncertainty and opportunity for lenders in the months ahead.

Q4/15 Capital Markets Outlook

Fifth Street Capital provide commentary on capital markets in 2015 an forecast what’s to come in 2016.

State of the Capital Markets: Excess Liquidity, Low Interest Rates

In an ABF Journal interview, three active participants share their outlook on the current state of ABL capital markets.

Downturn Plus Four Years — State of the Capital Markets

Contributing editor Howard Brod Brownstein talks to five leading ABL capital markets players about market conditions now that the official end of the downturn is four years behind us. All agree that market conditions are extremely competitive — comparable to before the financial downturn — and that this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.

Paul Hastings Adds Energy M&A Lawyer

Paul Hastings said it has added Jimmy Vallee to its Mergers and Acquisitions practice as a partner based in the firm’s Houston office.

BlackPearl Defers Term Facility Due to ‘Volatile Debt Markets’

BlackPearl Resources announced that due to recent volatility in the debt capital markets, it has decided not to proceed with its proposed $350 million second-lien senior secured term loan facility at this time.

Goldman Sachs Secures $1.75B Loan for JC Penney

CNBC reported that Goldman Sachs has secured $1.75 billion in financing for department store chain JC Penney.

On Deck Adds Lu as VP, Capital Markets

On Deck announced that Zhengyuan Lu has been named VP of Capital Markets to optimize and strengthen the company’s capital structure. Previously, he was managing director of Gleacher & Company’s Asset Finance Group.