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Market Trends 2021/22: Covenant-Lite Loans

January 10, 2023

Review this market trend practice note for an overview of covenant-lite loans in today’s market. The term covenant-lite broadly refers to borrower-friendly loan transactions having limited or no maintenance-based financial covenants. The practice note discusses recent market trends in publicly filed covenant-lite credit agreements since the last quarter of 2021.

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