Airborne Capital has teamed up with Mercuria Investment Holdings to create an aviation finance joint venture in Japan.

The aircraft leasing and asset management firm and Mercuria have formed Mercuria Airborne Capital to offer institutional investors in Japan access to a range of investment opportunities in the aviation finance sector.

The companies said the newly created venture provides Ireland-headquartered Airborne with increased access to Japanese aviation investors, and it enables Mercuria to further expand its expertise in cross-border alternative investments, “catering to Japanese investors seeking bespoke aviation investments”.

Toshihiro Toyoshima, CEO of Mercuria Investment said: “This joint venture is an exciting step for Mercuria and will broaden the range of international alternative investment opportunities we can offer our clients.

“The business marries Airborne’s global aviation finance expertise with our strong client base and investment pedigree.”

Ramki Sundaram, CEO of Airborne Capital said: “We are delighted to partner with Mercuria and expand on our already successful operations in Japan.

”Mercuria Airborne Capital will offer institutional investors in Japan access to a growing range of attractive investment opportunities in the global aviation finance sector.”

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