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Navigating Discounted Debt Repurchases

Client memorandum | April 3, 2020

As markets react to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the trading prices of loans and notes have declined. In light of these developments, borrowers and their affiliates, including private equity sponsors, are considering whether to buy back outstanding debt at a discount. In analyzing the potential benefits and drawbacks of pursuing debt repurchases, borrowers and private equity sponsors should consider the following:

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