Chris Kandel spoke to Mergers & Acquisitions about debt markets remaining wide open in the new year.

"Credit lenders continue to successfully raise funds so there is a lot of dry powder looking to be deployed," Chris said. More funds raised presumably means companies, especially those backed by sponsors, have more options than ever to source financing.

"Overall, the market for leveraged debt should continue to be strong in 2022," Chris says. "Notwithstanding some pricing concerns from potentially rising interest rates, inflation, and a tapering of quantitative easing, which all results in more volatility."

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