Leveraged loan issuance doubled in 2010 and is expected to continue at a healthy pace in 2011, according to a report published by Bloomberg today.

Companies secured more than $369 billion in loans as of Dec. 28, up from $170 billion in 2009. The upswing is attributed to low interest rates, significant demand on the part of corporations to refinance debt, and an increase in M&A and LBO activity.

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