Debt capital markets maintained a fervent pace in Q4 2021 with a surge of transaction activity to close the year. It was not uncommon for deals that were less pressing to be pushed into Q1 2022. Those delayed prospective issuers will be hoping to close their deals soon as volatility has been the theme to start the year, driven primarily by inflation and anticipated Fed policy changes. In fact, the 10-year Treasury, a closely watched measure of the debt capital markets, is approximately 25bps higher than where it was at year end. This is further evidence for why companies should be assessing their capital structure today to determine if more permanent solutions are appropriate (i.e., potentially locking in long-term rates at historically low interest rates).