By Rebecca Mauleverer

2014 saw two competing trends — increased market optimism alongside increased regulation. M&A, and expansion of existing businesses have been firmly back on board room agendas and that energy in the market has often been supported by external finance.

We expect to see growth continue into 2015. Forty-five per cent of respondents to the November 2014 LMA survey anticipate volume growth of 10 per cent or more in the primary syndicated market in 2015. This article considers market trends we have seen develop over the last 12 months, as well as developments in law and regulation which will continue to impact lenders in the year ahead…

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