ABL Aviation is an independent and dedicated global full-service aircraft investment and asset manager, operating from five offices worldwide -Dublin, Casablanca, Dubai, New York, and Hong Kong.
ABL Aviation was founded by Ali Ben Lmadani in December 2014 and established in New York with a vision, to create an independent asset management platform led by three differentiator principles: innovation, efficiency, and global presence.
Innovation is in our DNA, having arranged the first JOLCO ever funded with AFIC supported debt which was awarded as “Aviation 100 Supported Finance Deal of the year” by Airline Economics, and e-delivered the first ever JOLCO funded with ACG guaranteed debt for Pegasus Airlines in the first ever aircraft 100% remote delivery.
Since day one we have focused our efforts on having our own technical team in-house and developing proprietary technology-based systems to maximize value to our investors through active lease management, aircraft and market intelligence, and consistent engagement with our lessees.
The integration of automation and technology into our aircraft investment process including financial modelling, aircraft technical valuation, asset understanding, or credit analysis allows us to provide efficient monitoring of investors’ assets, lessee credits, risk control, and exceptions reporting.
With offices across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, we provide our clients with a broad perspective and access to a diverse set of opportunities.
Unlike large aircraft lessors with strict shareholder’s mandates, being independent allows us to be adaptative and flow with the cycle. Originally focused on mid-life aircraft and high yielding investments, the capital markets coverage of the space and non-attractive market conditions, made us re-define the strategy. In 2018 we switched to the new aircraft segment following the execution of an exclusive partnership with the fourth largest financial institution in Japan, providing $1bn of asset value in permanent capital for JOL and JOLCO transactions.
Recently, we announced a new joint venture with Ellington Management Group, an alternative investment manager, to opportunistically deploy capital across the global aviation industry targeting $800 million in aircraft assets and seek to generate attractive, uncorrelated returns to investors by executing on a strong existing deal pipeline.
Rooted in our core values of transparency and responsibility, our team-oriented culture is enhanced by a diversity of perspectives which we view as essential to meeting the needs of our clients.
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Our independent and dedicated global full-service platform is driven by a strong experienced management team and supported by a global multidisciplinary team.