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Vedder Thinking | News Global Transportation Finance Group Awarded Multiple "Deals of the Year" by Airfinance Journal

Press Release

Vedder Price's Global Transportation Finance team (GTF) was honored by the Airfinance Journal for its role in four "Deals of the Year" awards for 2011:

  • Editor's Deal of the Year – Vedder Price acted on behalf of the lender in connection with the operating lease of one Airbus jet for Emirates Airlines.
  • America Deal of the Year – Vedder Price acted on behalf of the arranger and lenders in a $168 million mixed-market loan transaction for US Airways in connection with the delivery of twelve Airbus jets.
  • Sale/Leaseback Deal of the Year – Vedder Price acted on behalf of the lender in connection with the $60 million sale/leaseback of two 737-800s for Japan Airlines (JAL).
  • Engine Deal of the Year – Vedder Price acted on behalf of the seller in its sale of its engine portfolio to ELFC.

The firm's practice is one of the largest, most experienced and best recognized global transportation finance practices in the world. The team represents all participants in aviation finance, including several of the world's largest airlines, export credit agencies, internationally recognized banks and other financial institutions and significant international aircraft operating lessors.

The firm also enjoys a stellar reputation in the areas of General Equipment Finance, Railcar Finance, Marine Finance and Business Aviation Finance.

Source: Airfinance Journal, April 2012.