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Aviation & Asset Finance

The team has acted on high profile aviation transactions such as:

  • Societe Generale and others on the financing and refinancing of a portfolio of nine H135 helicopters and 1 Bell 429 helicopter for IRIS Helicopter Leasing Limited.
  • The Korea Development Bank, KDB Asia Limited, KDB Ireland and KEB Hana Bank, in respect of the financing of a portfolio of 5 aircraft for ALAFCO.
  • HSBC in their role as lead arranger relating to a US$ 300,000,000 bond issuance secured by a portfolio of aircraft owned and leased by BoComm Leasing’s Irish subsidiaries.
  • Ping An’s Irish subsidiaries in relation to its lease and financing arrangements relating to four (4) aircraft to be placed on lease to Vietjet.
  • Credit Agricole as senior lender, facility agent, security trustee and arranger in respect of the refinancing of a portfolio of aircraft for the Minsheng and its subsidiaries.
  • International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) in relating to its €1.4bn takeover offer for Aer Lingus. This is the biggest ever aviation transaction relating to an Irish airline and the largest involving a European carrier in the last decade.
  • Goldman Sachs as lead arranger on a US$583,370,000 aircraft-backed securitisation.
  • DVB Bank as lender and security trustee on aircraft portfolio refinancings for Minsheng and BoCom.
  • Deutsche Bank as lender on an aircraft portfolio financing for CDB Leasing.
  • Refinancing of a portfolio of Alitalia aircraft.
  • KDB’s financing of the initial deliveries of CALC’s 100 aircraft order.
  • Domestic and cross-border transportation
  • Infrastructure
  • Asset financings
  • Securitisations of aircraft lease portfolios
  • Establishment of aircraft leasing
  • Joint venture companies