Represented Tokyo Century Corporation (formerly Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation) (“TC”) with its acquisition of 20% U.S. based aircraft leasing company Aviation Capital Group (“ACG”). Prior to the 20% acquisition by TC, ACG was a 100% subsidiary of Pacific Life Insurance. ACG’s current portfolio is around 270 aircraft (mostly narrow-body planes) with plans to increase this to a portfolio of around 440. This deal was awarded ‘Equity Deal of the Year Award’ by Airline Economics in 2017.
Advised a major Japanese leasing company on multiple JOL transactions involving multiple aircraft and portfolios on lease to Air Asia, Air Canada, Air France, ANA, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Cebu Pacific, Easyjet, Germanwings, Vueling and Wizz Air.
Advised a major Japanese leasing company on JOLCO transactions involving Boeing 737-800 and B737 Max 8 aircraft on lease to COPA; multiple B737-800 for Jet2; the first brand new (2) Airbus A320neo for Lufthansa; A319 for Germanwings and B737 Max 8 for Royal Air Morocco.
Advised a major Japanese leasing company on JOLCO transactions involving eight (8) B737-800 on lease to Jet2; four (4) A320neo for SAS Scandinavian Airlines, a B787-9 and the first A350-1000 for Virgin Atlantic.
Advised Japanese investors in relation to the JOL financings for Airbus aircraft on lease to ANA, Boeing aircraft on lease to TUIfly and Turkish Airlines.