Supporting aircraft investments and structures

Asset Management

With over 30 years of experience and a typical portfolio of over 50 aircraft, IBA provides a comprehensive aircraft management solution to maintain asset values.

Peter Walter
Asset Management

Peter Walter

Peter Walter

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While aviation investment continues to provide impressive and profitable returns, especially in comparison to other asset classes, there are few other assets that are as complex or intricate as aircraft, engines or helicopters. Inadequate due diligence in investment, market analysis or aircraft management can have a serious impact with implications for stakeholders as well as their investment, residual values and asset re-marketability.

With over 30 years of experience and a typical portfolio of over 50 aircraft, at IBA, we provide our clients with a fully comprehensive aircraft management solution. Thanks to our close focus on our clients, we are able to advise on and support aircraft investments and structures, maintenance, management, repossessions as well as aircraft and engine redelivery and remarketing.

We strive to deliver the most extensive services which is why no other provider has our winning combination of independence, breadth of expertise and depth of data when it comes to aircraft management services.

Our friendly and experienced aircraft and asset management teams pride themselves in taking a proactive approach to understanding our clients’ objectives and needs as well as the current and future operating environment of the aircraft or engine.

Our aircraft and asset management teams are able to identify and monitor real-time market opportunities and risks for all commercial aircraft and engine types with the use of IBA’s innovative data platform, IBA.iQ

Case studies

Acquisition due diligence to purchase a large shareholding of an operating lease business

Informed investment decisions

As you will know, our ability to make an informed investment decision is greatly enhanced by having access to swift and comprehensive analysis around the key issues. When NAC took to the market to sell a large shareholding in 2015, Goldman Sachs hired IBA Group as part of the preferred investor due diligence team to do just that.

Alongside KPMG, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Goldman Sachs, IBA reviewed over 100 aircraft leases. We also calculated future lease, maintenance reserve income and expenditure, as well as benchmarking current and future aircraft values and lease rates. Our information and experience were used by the due diligence team to challenge and clarify various assumptions made by the vendor that were initially presented to the investor. NAC’s processes and procedures were then reviewed and benchmarked to assess their standing in the industry. IBA were present at the various management meetings as the due diligence progressed towards an investment by the Private Equity firm EQT.

The combination of IBA’s market and commercial experience and data intelligence from IBA.iQ, proved invaluable to the purchasers, not just as part of the due diligence process, but as the relationship continued through their investment term.

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