FPG and Amentum acquire two Norwegian 737-800s for JOL transactions
Dublin, January 6, 2015 – Financial Products Group (‘FPG’), the Tokyo-headquartered, listed independent financial services firm and Amentum Capital (‘Amentum’), the Dublin based aircraft leasing company announce the acquisition of two 737-800s (MSN 35647 and 36814). The aircraft are on lease to Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA and were acquired from an affiliate of CDB Leasing.
Commenting, Martin Bouzaima, CEO of Amentum said: “This transaction is another important milestone for FPG and Amentum, as we execute our strategy of targeted acquisitions of modern, in production aircraft for placement in Japanese Operating Lease (JOL) structures. We are delighted to close these two acquisitions from CDB Leasing and welcome Norwegian Air Shuttle as a new lessee customer. We look forward to a successful cooperation for many years to come.”
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Note to Editors:
Amentum is a dedicated third-party provider of aircraft investment management and advisory services to equity and debt investors in the aviation sector and offers a full range of aircraft leasing services to airlines worldwide through its full-service leasing platform. Amentum currently manages a > US$ 2 billion portfolio of aircraft and provides services to several investor and banking customers. More information can be found on the company’s website at www.amentum.aero
Tokyo headquartered FPG was founded in 2001 and is today listed on the Tokyo stock exchange, first section. FPG is an independent financial services provider with its main activity being tax lease arranging covering asset classes such as aircraft, shipping, marine containers and real estate. FPG is currently one of the largest independent JOLCO arrangers in the Japanese market. More information can be found on the company’s website at www.fpg.jp/en
About CDB Leasing:
CDB Leasing is one of the earliest established leasing companies in the PRC. Since its re-organisation in 2008, CDB Leasing has grown rapidly under the support of CDB, its parent company, to become one of the largest leasing companies in the PRC, with total consolidated assets of US$ 23 billion as at 30 June 2014. CDB Leasing has a diversified leasing business covering a wide variety of industries, including aviation, shipping, highway, affordable housing and others. More information can be found on the company’s website at www.cdb-leasing.com