SVPGlobal and EnTrust Global Complete Acquisition of DVB Bank’s Aviation Investment and Asset Management Business
The Blue Sky Aviation strategy managed by EnTrust Global (“EnTrust”), a leading alternative asset management firm, and funds managed by Strategic Value Partners, LLC and its affiliates ("SVPGlobal"), a global investment firm, have today announced the completion of the acquisition of the Aviation Investment and Asset Management business from DVB Bank Group, resulting in the formation of Deucalion Aviation Limited (“Deucalion” or the “Company”). Deucalion is an innovative global platform with world class aviation expertise and the ability to invest across the capital spectrum to provide solutions to airlines and aviation investors.
Led by Jon Skirrow and Stephan Sayre, with the support of EnTrust Global and SVPGlobal, Deucalion is a servicer for over 170 aircraft on lease to 86 airlines with clients including banks, investors, financiers and lessors.
Jon Skirrow, Co-CEO & COO said: “This new investment creates a platform with collaboration at its heart to enable us to continue and expand our world-leading services to airlines and investors”.
Stephan Sayre, Co-CEO & CIO added: “EnTrust and SVPGlobal share our vision to provide transformational financing and investment solutions. Together, we will be able to significantly strengthen our offering of innovative financing solutions to airline and leasing clients globally in the current environment”.
Victor Khosla, Founder & CIO of SVPGlobal, said: “Deucalion is a top-tier aviation platform with an experienced management team, a global footprint, and an impressive track record that spans almost two decades of managing complex aviation projects. We look forward to working with the Deucalion team as we continue to capitalize on the current market opportunity.”
John Morabito, Senior Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of EnTrust Global’s Blue Sky Aviation strategy, said: “The Deucalion team, led by Jon and Stephan, has extensive institutional knowledge and experience in the aviation industry. By combining our groups’ strengths, relationships, and capabilities, we are positioned to provide differentiated financing solutions to the global aviation industry.”
About Deucalion Aviation Limited
Deucalion Aviation Limited is a servicer for over 170 aircraft on lease to 86 airlines with clients including banks, investors, financiers and lessors and is headquartered in London with offices in Europe, Asia and America. Led by Jon Skirrow and Stephan Sayre, the Deucalion team is composed of over 45 marketing, commercial finance, origination and technical professionals with experience throughout multiple aviation cycles. www.deucalion.com
About EnTrust Global
EnTrust Global is a leading alternative asset management firm with approximately $19.5 billion in total assets.* Co-founded in 1997 by Chairman and CEO Gregg S. Hymowitz, the firm manages assets for over 500 institutional investors representing 48 countries and has approximately $11 billion in customized strategic partnerships. EnTrust Global offers a diverse range of alternative investment opportunities across strategies, including private debt and real assets as well as opportunistic co-investments and direct investments. EnTrust Global has 10 offices worldwide and is headquartered in New York and London.
*As of March 31, 2021. Based on estimates and includes assets under advisement and mandates awarded but not yet funded.
About Strategic Value Partners
SVPGlobal is a global investment firm focused on special situations and private equity opportunities with more than $15 billion in assets under management. The firm, established by Victor Khosla in 2001, uses a combination of sourcing, financial, and operational expertise. SVP has 128 employees, including 50 investment professionals, across its main offices in Greenwich (CT), London and Tokyo.
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