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Asset Finance

Structuring innovative and bespoke solutions


With growth rates across the world exceeding expectations, the asset finance market is becoming increasingly attractive as a business financing solution.

We work with our clients to devise and structure innovative and bespoke asset finance solutions that put them in a stronger position to address challenges such as changing regulation, competitive pressures and tight margins. Our lending position for asset financings and our broad view of market practice allows us to devise novel and unique structures.

Acting for the breadth of the international market, we help our clients with complex structured financings across multiple asset classes across transport, mining, telecommunications, banking, rail and airports, with a particular focus on aviation finance. Recognised for our expertise in aviation finance we have an impressive portfolio of clients in the aircraft industry and long standing experience which allows us to anticipate and mitigate issues that can arise in the aviation sector.

We have represented equity providers, end-users, sponsors, owners, arrangers, debt providers, residual value providers, defeasance institutions, governments and other participants in transactions covering a diverse range of asset classes. These include aircraft, rolling stock, yellow goods, merchant vessels, various kinds of manufacturing equipment and facilities, telecommunications and transmission facilities, electricity generation equipment and facilities, mail sorting equipment and air traffic control equipment. 

Specifically in relation to aviation finance, we have extensive experience representing airlines, equity providers, sponsors, owners, arrangers, debt providers, residual value providers, defeasance institutions and other participants in a wide range of aircraft finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border debt and finance/capital and operating leases.

Recent Experience

Export Development Canada and UK Export Finance

Financing of up to 10 CS300 aircraft for Korean Air Lines

Scoot Tigerair (part of the Singapore Airlines Group)

Transaction involving a term loan extended to Scoot and secured against four B787 aircraft

Singapore Airlines

On its first secured long-term commercial financing for six A350-900 aircraft

UK Export Finance, TD Bank N.A. and BNP Paribas

ECA-backed financing of six A320 aircraft for IndiGo

ANZ, National Australia Bank and Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Advising on the US$950 million syndicated master finance lease of mining equipment for Fortescue Metals Group. This is the largest syndicated mining equipment lease financing transaction completed in Australia (CFO Capital Awards Syndicated Loan of the Year)

National Express

Advising in the procurement and related A$800 million off-balance sheet lease financing of new rolling stock following its successful bids for Bayside Trains, Swanston Trams and V/Line Passenger, and in the associated securitisation of the Government supported lease rentals (INSTO Structured Deal of the Year)

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