Leeds Equity Partners Launches LevFin Insights

NEW YORK — Leeds Equity Partners has announced the launch of LevFin Insights, LLC, a real-time news and information service that tracks the leveraged credit markets.  The business is led by a team of professionals with decades of experience reporting on, and analyzing, the leveraged loan and high-yield bond markets to provide comprehensive coverage via the new subscription-based service.  The subscription service will begin reporting on the week of September 6.

Scott VanHoy, a Managing Director of Leeds Equity, said, “We are excited about the launch of LevFin Insights (LFI). This unique service will allow leveraged finance participants to have a powerful new source of market news, analysis, and data at their disposal. LFI aligns with our other businesses — Covenant Review, CapitalStructure, and PacerMonitor — providing investors with dynamic, real-time intelligence on key terms of debt transactions across the $880 billion institutional leveraged loan market and the $1 trillion high-yield bond market.”

Utilizing the LFI team’s longstanding relationships with sell side and buy side market participants, LFI will provide comprehensive, yet sharply focused, coverage of the leveraged loan and high-yield bond markets.  This service will also fortify this coverage with analysis and data to track transactions in both the new issue and secondary markets.

The LevFin Insights team consists of Christopher Donnelly, Matthew Fuller, and Kerry Kantin, who together covered leveraged loans and high-yield bonds for S&P Global’s Leveraged Commentary & Data unit; Robert Polenberg, who headed LCD’s team of data professionals; and Marc Auerbach, who ran LCD’s sales and customer support effort.

Leeds Equity Partners is a New York-based private equity firm focused exclusively on investing in the education, training and information services industries. The firm was founded by Jeffrey Leeds and Robert Bernstein in 1993 and has raised and managed more than $1.1 billion of capital across five funds.