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Stellwagen Finance Receives 2017 Aircraft Finance Innovator of the Year Award from Global Transport Finance

DUBLIN - Stellwagen Finance Limited is delighted to announce that it has received the 2017 Aircraft Finance Innovator of the Year award from Global Transport Finance. This is the second year running that Stellwagen Finance has taken this award in recognition of its innovative and fresh approach to aircraft financing. During the year, Stellwagen Finance successfully closed a variety of transactions including full financing of an A380 on long-term operating lease to Emirates, capital markets PDP financing for a major lessor and commercial bank financing using a new lender for a Middle-Eastern lessor. Stellwagen Finance also originated and structured the first direct loans made by the Stellwagen Group directly to lessor customers secured on Airbus A321 and Boeing 737 aircraft. Marc Bourgade, CEO of Stellwagen Finance commented, “On behalf of Stellwagen Finance, I would like to dedicate this award to...

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Stellwagen To Lease Four Airbus C295 Aircraft to Humanitarian Assistance Organisation

DUBLIN - Stellwagen has signed an agreement to lease four Airbus C295 aircraft to DAC Aviation International, a premier humanitarian operator. DAC will commence humanitarian operations with two aircraft in Q1 2018 operating in Africa. This partnership allows the humanitarian missions to safely operate the new, multiple-use aircraft in austere African environments and immediately provide a new standard of relief services to people in peril. Seraph Aviation Management, the aviation asset management company of Stellwagen Group, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland will manage the aircraft.  In June 2017, Stellwagen Group signed a firm order for twelve Airbus C295 specialised cargo aircraft with an option to purchase additional aircraft. This was the first sale to a leasing company by Airbus Defence and Space. The Airbus/Stellwagen partnership was formed to commercialise the Airbus C295 aircraft across civil markets including humanitarian agencies, search and...

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Stellwagen raises $250m to fund future growth

DUBLIN / NEW YORK - Stelloan Investment Company I DAC (“Stelloan”), the senior secured loan fund managed by Stellwagen Capital Limited (“Stellwagen Capital”), has closed a $250 million revolving credit and security facility. Morgan Stanley Asset Funding Inc. acted as Structuring Agent and Lead Lender. Stellwagen Capital is part of Stellwagen Group Limited (“Stellwagen Group”) which provides financing solutions to the aviation industry and critical infrastructure worldwide. The five-year facility provides Stelloan with an efficient and longer-term use of capital to grow assets under management. The agreement marks a strong endorsement of Stellwagen Group’s strategy to deliver innovative aircraft financing solutions to aviation leasing companies and airlines. The facility also includes an accordion feature enabling it to be increased to $500 million in the future. Douglas Brennan, CEO, Stellwagen Group, said: “We believe the execution of this facility is a significant...

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