McLagan’s Middle Market Leveraged Lending compensation survey covers professionals that provide financing solutions to private-equity sponsored and closely held middle-market companies. Typical debt investments are asset-based financing, senior secured, second lien, subordinated, high yield, mezzanine, and convertible debt. These vehicles support growth financings, recapitalizations, acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, distressed or turnaround situations and bridge loans of companies from a broad range of industries. The targeted study participants represent a mix of bank-owned groups, independent middle market leveraged finance organizations (BDCs), hedge funds, and private equity firms with direct lending groups.
In addition to the compensation survey, McLagan will soon begin conducting an Organizational Structure & Pay Practices Study focused specifically on Middle Market Leveraged Lending. The study will report on overall firm structure (functional areas, title structure), financial metrics (revenue, profit, deals closed, portfolio accounts, etc.) and the funding and allocation of annual incentive programs.