Drowning in debt
Global debt is at an all-time high of 330% vs GDP. In combination with the risk of default, this creates ‘fly or die’ pressure on corporates. Zombie companies are riding a lifeline of bailouts and easy financing conditions. This environment creates potential opportunities in distressed and illiquid credit.
Companies that embrace reform and potentially restructure existing debt have the potential to prosper in the ‘repair’ phase of the credit cycle.
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