Last updated: 19:15 / Monday, 21 July 2014
Floating senior secured loans

Lyxor Launches its Second European Senior Debt Fund

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Lyxor Launches its Second European Senior Debt Fund
  • After a first European senior debt fund launched in July 2013
  • The fund invests mainly in floating rate senior secured loans issued by European companies to finance acquisitions and corporate growth
  • The fund will target a return of 3M Euribor + 5.5% to 6.5% per year before fees over 6 to 8 years

Lyxor builds on the success of a dedicated €275 million European senior debt fund launched in July 2013 and brings to the market a commingled European senior debt fund, the Lyxor European Senior Debt Fund. The fund is an AIFMD-compliant fund (SICAV-SIF) domiciled in Luxembourg.

The fund invests mainly in floating rate senior secured loans issued by European companies to finance acquisitions and corporate growth. The Fund will provide investors with exposure to a market that is characterized by increasing loan issuance numbers so far this year and that continues to feature attractive pricing characteristics and a competitive risk-return profile.

“By investing in European loans, investors get exposure to high yielding debt with a floating rate income profile that ranks at the top of the capital structure of the issuer”, said Thierry de Vergnes, Head of Debt Investments at Lyxor. “The current issuance dynamic of the market will enable Lyxor to build a well-diversified portfolio of European loans.”

The fund will target a return of 3M Euribor + 5.5% to 6.5% per year before fees over 6 to 8 years. This will include quarterly income distributions (targeting 3M Euribor + 4.5% to 5% before fees) for distributing share classes.

Lyxor manages senior debt portfolios for over €600m in assets under management in funds, CLO and advisory mandates.

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