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Aircraft Leasing & Financing

Alton has established its reputation as one of the few preeminent aviation finance advisors to airlines and lessors, together with equity investors and debt lenders in the sector.

Aircraft Leasing & Financing

Alton has established its reputation as one of the few preeminent aviation finance advisors to airlines and lessors, together with equity investors and debt lenders in the sector.

Overview

Within the aviation financing and leasing market, Alton provides comprehensive services from strategy to transaction support to execution.

Our professional team includes seasoned consultants together with experienced aviation leasing and financing industry executives, including former senior leaders in portfolio management and risk at the world’s largest aircraft lessors and capitve lending platforms, Chartered Financial Analysts, and ISTAT-accredited appraisers.

Market research and analysis

Decades of experience – as industry executives and consultants – bring unique insights with customized market research and analysis across major markets (new, mid-life, end-of-life), assets (narrowbody, widebody, regional aircraft; spare engines and parts; passenger and freighter), and investment strategies (startups, acquisitions, funds, joint ventures, etc.).

Strategy & business planning

Management teams and investors rely on Alton to develop, validate, and refine growth and investment strategies; our team has been the leading commercial advisors for many of the most significant entrances (and exits) in the aviation finance and leasing business.

Industry reports

Alton’s professionals have been entrusted for nearly two decades to author insightful industry reports for a wide range of debt and equity capital markets transactions, including the IPOs of the largest aircraft lessor and the vast majority of aircraft and engine asset-backed securitization issuances.

Commercial due diligence

We routinely support clients with comprehensive commercial and technical diligence associated with aircraft leasing M&A transactions, portfolio sales, and individual asset sales. Alton’s work on many of the largest aircraft leasing M&A transactions includes macro and cycle considerations, competitive assessments, portfolio diligence, cash flow forecasting and valuations, capability assessments, management team and platform assessments, and business plan evaluation.

Financial analysis & cash flow modelling

Supported by unique intellectual property, Alton is experienced in forecasting lease cash flows (including maintenance cash flows) for over $100B of aircraft and engines for lessors, investors, lenders, and rating agencies under base and stress case scenarios. Alton’s proprietary models have been flexibly designed to consider deterministic and probabilistic projections.

Credit & risk advisory

Alton brings clients – including some of the largest institutional investors in the sector – a proprietary quantitaitve and qualitative framework that yields unique insights, leveraging decades of experience in counterparty risk for one of largest lessors/lenders in the sector.

Valuations

With deep market intelligence and curated intellectual property, two ISTAT accredited appraisers provide independent valuations to asset owners and financiers of aircraft, engines, parts, GSE, slots, gates, routes, etc. Deep expertise in discounted cash flow and lease encumbered valuations for assets subject to operating lease agreement draw upon best-in-class credit assessments, maintenance cash flow models, and asset residual value models.

Aircraft selection & sourcing

Alton’s professionals have strong experience in selecting and specifying, evaluating, negotiating, and closing aircraft new order and leasing transactions – for both airlines and lessors/investors. We enjoy strong relationships with the world’s largest manufacturers, leasing companies, and airlines.

Sale-leaseback campaigns

Deep experience in evaluating, negotiating, and closing aircraft leasing transactions – together with deep relationships with lessors and equity investors active in the sale-leaseback market – help Alton deliver optimal economics for clients.

Restructuring

Our restructuring advisory experience extends across airline and lessor debtors, and both secured and unsecured creditors. Significant experience extends across fleet, leases, loans, and orders.

Aircraft sales

We leverage unique market insights, proprietary analytics, and our global team to delivery effective remarketing solutions. Airlines re-fleeting, lenders that have repossessed aircraft, and other owners benefit from our extensive reach and relationships with buyers.

Technical services

Strong program management experience and a global network of trusted technical consultants permit Alton to efficiently deliver comprehensive high-quality technical services to clients.

What We Do

What We Do

Strategy & Business Planning

Alton leverages significant experience and industry recognition to support strategy and business planning engagements.

Core Services Description

Market research and analysis

Decades of experience – as industry executives and consultants – bring unique insights with customized market research and analysis across major markets (new, mid-life, end-of-life), assets (narrowbody, widebody, regional aircraft; spare engines and parts; passenger and freighter), and investment strategies (startups, acquisitions, funds, joint ventures, etc.).

Strategy & business planning

Management teams and investors rely on Alton to develop, validate, and refine growth and investment strategies; our team has been the leading commercial advisors for many of the most significant entrances (and exits) in the aviation finance and leasing business.

Industry reports

Alton’s professionals have been entrusted for nearly two decades to author insightful industry reports for a wide range of debt and equity capital markets transactions, including the IPOs of the largest aircraft lessor and the vast majority of aircraft and engine asset-backed securitization issuances.

Transaction & Financing Support

Alton leverages extensive intellectual property and experience to support a wide array of aviation leasing transactions and loan financings.

Core Services Description

Commercial due diligence

We routinely support clients with comprehensive commercial and technical diligence associated with aircraft leasing M&A transactions, portfolio sales, and individual asset sales. Alton’s work on many of the largest aircraft leasing M&A transactions includes macro and cycle considerations, competitive assessments, portfolio diligence, cash flow forecasting and valuations, capability assessments, management team and platform assessments, and business plan evaluation.

Financial analysis & cash flow modelling

Supported by unique intellectual property, Alton is experienced in forecasting lease cash flows (including maintenance cash flows) for over $100B of aircraft and engines for lessors, investors, lenders, and rating agencies under base and stress case scenarios. Alton’s proprietary models have been flexibly designed to consider deterministic and probabilistic projections.

Credit & risk advisory

Alton brings clients – including some of the largest institutional investors in the sector – a proprietary quantitaitve and qualitative framework that yields unique insights, leveraging decades of experience in counterparty risk for one of largest lessors/lenders in the sector.

Valuations

With deep market intelligence and curated intellectual property, two ISTAT accredited appraisers provide independent valuations to asset owners and financiers of aircraft, engines, parts, GSE, slots, gates, routes, etc. Deep expertise in discounted cash flow and lease encumbered valuations for assets subject to operating lease agreement draw upon best-in-class credit assessments, maintenance cash flow models, and asset residual value models.

Implementation

Beyond advisory, Alton assists clients achieve their objections by implementing strategic recommendations.

Core Services Description

Aircraft selection & sourcing

Alton’s professionals have strong experience in selecting and specifying, evaluating, negotiating, and closing aircraft new order and leasing transactions – for both airlines and lessors/investors. We enjoy strong relationships with the world’s largest manufacturers, leasing companies, and airlines.

Sale-leaseback campaigns

Deep experience in evaluating, negotiating, and closing aircraft leasing transactions – together with deep relationships with lessors and equity investors active in the sale-leaseback market – help Alton deliver optimal economics for clients.

Restructuring

Our restructuring advisory experience extends across airline and lessor debtors, and both secured and unsecured creditors. Significant experience extends across fleet, leases, loans, and orders.

Aircraft remarketing

We leverage unique market insights, proprietary analytics, and our global team to delivery effective remarketing solutions. Airlines re-fleeting, lenders that have repossessed aircraft, and other owners benefit from our extensive reach and relationships with aircraft operators and investors.

Asset management and technical advisory

Strong program management experience and a global network of trusted technical consultants permit Alton to efficiently deliver comprehensive high-quality asset management and technical services to clients.

Case Studies

Case Studies

Alton’s value to clients is derived from hundreds of years of industry and consulting experience. The selected case studies demonstrate some of our team’s capability.

Case Studies

Our Team

Our principals bring decades of pragmatic, hands-on aviation and aerospace management experience to our client engagements. Our globally diverse team includes seasoned industry executives from across the value chain–experts in business strategy, corporate finance, operations, quantitative data analytics, and aerospace technology.

Aviation Industry Insights

Alton Aviation Consultancy’s senior leaders are globally recognized for their thought leadership.
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