27 April 2012

Maples advised aircraft leasing group Avolon on its initial capital raise of US$1.4 billion. The capital raised includes (i) an equity commitment of US$750 million from three of the world’s leading private equity firms, Cinven, CVC and Oak Hill Capital, in one of the most significant capital raises ever within the Irish market and (ii) a US$400 million warehouse facility, the first facility of its type completed since 2007. 

This transaction was one of the most significant equity capital raises ever in the Irish market. This deal was recently awarded 2011 'IFSC Deal of the Year' by Finance Dublin and the warehouse financing facility was awarded 2010 'European Deal of the Year' by the Airfinance Journal. 

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