Risk South Africa: leveraged loan market to pick up in 2009

Market activity has recently been stymied by global market ructions emanating from the US subprime mortgage sector. “The European market is currently closed to South African issuers and there is no market for high-yield bonds in South Africa,” said Emrie Coetzee, RMB’s head of acquisition and leveraged finance, speaking at Risk South Africa in Cape Town on March 6.

However, she predicted things would change by 2009, pointing in particular to the rapid growth of local private equity funds. Th

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