Investec provides senior financing of over $100m to Airborne Capital

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Investec Aviation Finance (Investec) has provided $100m+ of financing to Airborne Capital as demand for debt in the sector continues to strengthen.

This adds to Investec’s record of transactions with Airborne Capital, the specialist aircraft lease and asset manager.

The senior debt facility was secured against a portfolio of five young narrowbody aircraft. The transaction reflects Investec’s ability to structure loans creatively to meet the complex needs of the aviation industry.

Each aircraft had a different lessee, including a mix of flag carriers and low-cost carriers. The facility was structured to cater to specific lease extension options while also addressing the maintenance contributions and end-of-lease return obligations. The facility also included an aspect of off-lease aircraft financing.

Derek Wong at Investec Aviation Finance said: “We are delighted to close this significant transaction with Airborne Capital and deepen the relationship between two innovative aviation capital providers.   We look forward to working with Airborne in future projects.”

Anand Ramachandran, Chief Financial Officer at Airborne Capital, said: “This deal will allow us to continue growing our business and client base. It was a pleasure to complete this first transaction with Investec and we look forward to working with its team again in future.”

About Investec Aviation Finance

Investec Aviation Finance is part of Investec Bank plc, the FTSE 250 bank. The team operates across the UK, South Africa, the US, Singapore and Dublin. Over the past 10 years it has originated $10bn of aviation debt and has acquired and managed more than $9bn of aircraft assets.