Loan for Acquisition of an Overseas Aircraft Leasing Business
Supporting Overseas M&A by Japanese Companies

  • Area: Europe
  • Manufacturing and Services

JBIC signed a loan agreement with the Irish company SMBC Aviation Capital Limited, Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), and Sumitomo Corporation to provide funds for the joint acquisition by the three Japanese companies of SMFL, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation of an aircraft leasing business operated under the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), a British bank. Through this acquisition, the three Japanese companies plan to tackle the expanding demand for commercial aircraft with the increasing volume of air travelers following the growth in emerging markets and the rise of low-cost carriers.


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