With over 4,000 employees and 24 office across the globe, we are ideally placed to help airlines, lessors and financiers to manage their international leasing and financing operations. Our aviation finance teams provide expert support from transaction closing to maturity for aviation structures (LILO, financing, operating and ABS transactions).
We establish and manage financing and holding structures, including special purpose vehicles (SPVs) and funds. Once a deal has been executed our experienced professionals manage corporate compliance and governance obligations, as well as lease administration and accounting and reporting requirements.
We are your strategic partner when it comes to tailored, end-to-end solutions to tackle your needs.
Our services include:
Company, SPV and fund formation
Our structured finance and securitisation team can speedily set up a new SPV/fund to hold an asset or operating and financing leases on behalf of our clients.
Our team provides independent services to lenders, lessors and other aircraft owners or those with a relevant interest in respect of airframes and engines, ensuring that those interests are recorded correctly and efficiently at the International Registry of Mobile Assets.
Financial accounting and reporting for aircraft leasing/financing
We offer support in bookkeeping, the preparation of annual and periodic management accounts and the completion of your annual financial statements, as well as managing the audit process.
Regulatory and tax compliance
We have international tax services professionals with extensive experience of cross-border transactions and business operations in various countries, and we can manage the completion and submission of VAT returns for the leasing transaction.
Corporate secretarial and directorships for aircraft leasing/financing
Our global team of chartered corporate secretaries and administrators takes care of all statutory submissions; arranges and minutes all board, committee and shareholder meetings; provides registered office and safe custody services; and acts as a processing agent.
Trustee services have grown in popularity as clients look for an independent, non-conflicted trustee to support their capital markets transactions. Our clients are looking to execute bespoke transactions that require a trustee that can move quickly and have a commercial approach to executing deal documentation.
- Note trustee
- Security trustee
- Agent roles
- Data trustee
- Noteholder representative
Managing agent services – ABS structures
We oversee and provide updates on the performance of third-party service providers as outlined in operative agreements while interacting with the various rating agencies to establish the impact of management decisions on the rating of securities. We prepare investor reports and manage relationships with third-party professional advisers on behalf of clients, in addition to providing accounting, administration and regulatory and compliance reporting.
Cash management – lease and loan administration
As an independent third party, we provide accounting and cash management services across public, private, rated and non-rated transactions. We understand that the account and cash management of these entities is a priority.
- Monthly transaction processing
- Cash management
- Accounts payable
- Accounts receivable
- Financial statements
- Management accounts
- Sales invoicing
- Vendor bill payment
- Management reporting