ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Mar 2019
On March 29th, 2019, the Japanese Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) announced a loan for Japanese ORIX Aviation Systems Limited to acquire shares in an Irish aircraft leasing company called Avolon.
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JBIC (2019) オリックス株式会社による、アイルランドの大手航空機リース会社Avolon Holdings Limitedの株式取得資金を融資 「ORIX Corporation financing acquisition of shares in major Irish aircraft leasing company Avolon Holdings Limited」
On March 29th, 2019, the Japanese Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) announced a $600 million USD loan for Japanese ORIX Aviation Systems Limited to acquire shares in an Irish aircraft leasing company called Avolon. The total co-financed loan will be backed by Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, Ltd for a total of $1 billion USD. Avolon duty is to purchase aircraft directly from aircraft manufacturers and leasing them out. As of 2018, Avolon became the 3rd largest fleet of aircraft in the world. The loan's intention is to support ORIX's expansion overseas and increase the business development of Japanese companies in the field of aircraft leasing.
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