Dublin, June 30, 2014 – Financial Products Group (‘FPG’), the Tokyo-headquartered, listed independent financial services firm and Amentum Capital (‘Amentum’), the Dublin based aircraft leasing company announce the closing of their first JOL transaction for a 737-800 aircraft on lease to the TUI group. FPG Asset & Investment Management (‘FPG AIM’) advised on the transaction. FPG acquired 25% of Amentum in November 2013.
Commenting, Martin Bouzaima CEO of Amentum said: “It has been a pleasure working with FPG and we are delighted to close our first JOL transaction together, an important milestone for the two companies. We look forward to working closely with FPG going forward as they expand their operating lease activities. We are also very pleased that this first deal involved TUI, a tier one airline with tremendous name recognition amongst Japanese investors.”
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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 FPG AIM:
Partly owned by FPG, with offices in the Netherlands and Singapore FPG AIM provides global sourcing, structuring, arranging and M&A advisory services to investors, banks and companies active in the aircraft, shipping and marine container industries.