The monthly total of $5.9 billion in new collateralized loan obligation issuance in August made slight gains over July’s output, but year-to-date issuance remains sharply off 2015’s pace.

The 13 new deals in August, which included Carlyle Global Management’s third U.S. deal of the year and GSO Blackstone’s first, brought the total number of deals through Aug. 31 to 87 transactions totaling $37.8 billion in issuance, according to monthly figures from Thomson Reuters LPC.

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