Aviation Finance

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Navigate the complexities of aircraft financing by choosing a partner that understands your business and the industry you serve.

Industry expertise

With our extensive experience in banking, airline management, leasing, aeronautical engineering, law, and accountancy, as well as our strong relationships throughout the local and international aviation industry, we will help you to make sense of the complex and competing priorities when deciding on how to finance aircraft procurement.

We are uniquely placed, as an African bank with international skills, intimate knowledge, and experience of the aviation sector in Africa, as well as access to counterparties globally.

Global reach

We have over 20 dedicated professionals with offices in Johannesburg, London, Dublin, and Singapore, with 360 successful aircraft financing transactions having been concluded globally to date. 

Since the teams' inception, Investec has over US$9bn worth in aircraft assets managed on behalf of global third-party investors.

In addition, we have the ability to write assets on-balance sheet and we have third-party debt funds. Furthermore, we have our own leasing fund platform

Customised approach

We provide and arrange the most suitable financing sources and structures for funding your transaction, based on your unique business requirements. We tailor-make solutions utilising our balance sheet and 3rd party financing where we can also provide arranging services. 

Whether it’s utilising the Investec balance sheet or advising on and accessing third-party funding, we are able to provide a financing solution that meets your needs. We have the ability to consider financing corporate jets, helicopters, freighters, and all types of commercial passenger aircraft.

Our products include


  • Corporate jet and helicopter finance 
  • Operating leases and platform transactions
  • PDP finance 
  • Senior loans 
  • Mezzanine debt 


  • Debt arranging including export credit finance and commercial debt

2022: Revolving Credit Facility Deal of the Year - Air Finance Journal

2020: Aviation 100 Fund of the Year (Long Term Performance)

2019: Africa deal of the Year – Air Finance Journal 

2018: Africa deal of the Year – Air Finance Journal | Fourth Equity fund launched

2016: Second and third debt funds launched 

2015: Africa deal of the Year - Air Finance journal

2012 – 2015: Financier of the year for Africa - Corporate Jet Investor Awards

2014: PCAM Debt fund launched; first debt fund launched globally   |  Appointed as US EXIM Qualified Advisor 

2013: Third Equity Vehicle - Goshawk Aviation Limited Leasing Platform established 

2012: PDP Deal of the Year Award - Euromoney  |  Second Equity fund launched

2011: Regional Aircraft Deal of the Year Award - Euromoney 

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Bradley Gordon, Head: Aviation Finance - Africa

You can get expertise and support on emerging markets, including Africa, from an integrated and global aviation franchise.

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