We are a global provider of aircraft asset management, financing and investment services. We have a proven track record and deep technical expertise that we combine with the innovative range of structured equity solutions offered by investment funds managed by our owner SVPGlobal – to deliver value for our clients. Our fully integrated suite of services supports airlines and investors by managing risk and returns through the aviation cycle.
Our priority is to be a trusted partner and adviser to airlines and investors. We pride ourselves on our independence, and take an open and transparent approach to each client centred on their needs, and that will foster a long-term, well-aligned partnership.
We are three companies working together as one platform. Through this seamless collaboration and cross-fertilisation of ideas and expertise, we have fostered a culture that is focused on solutions for airlines and investors.
We believe attention to detail is the difference between value protection or loss. We’re proud of the depth of expertise within our team and will always uphold the rigour of our analysis. This focus on high standards – including our own proprietary modelling – is what enhances value for our clients.
Our aviation specialists form a multi-disciplinary centre of expertise from financiers through to engineers. With strong track records and multi-cycle experience, we use the depth and breadth of these experts to offer clients a knowledge base and range of perspectives that is unrivalled in the industry.
Experience & knowledge
EXPERIENCE THROUGH CYCLES
From 2004 to 2021, the Deucalion Aviation team operated within DVB Bank SE, the only bank in the world focused exclusively on transportation, and the largest provider worldwide of non-recourse debt to the airline, lessor and investor community. The team represented its centre of excellence for aircraft investing and asset management. During this period, the team acquired 245 aircraft by co-investing with 17 different equity partners, raising over US$2bn of equity, leveraged with US$6.4bn of senior debt (including US$1.4bn as sponsor of two 144a Reg S ABS deals), and US$1bn of mezzanine debt. The team also sold and remarketed over 330 aircraft.
While primarily focused on managing and investing in mid to end-life aircraft, the team also made pre-IPO equity investments, undertook passenger-to-freight conversions and a wide variety of other investments, developing a strong track record and reputation for leading complex, large, unique projects across diversified asset types and structures. The team emerged as the pre-eminent full-service aviation platform in the industry, with a reputation for acting with exceptional professionalism, a commercial mindset and client-first approach. These values remain at the heart of Deucalion Aviation.
SVPGlobal is a global investment firm focused on special situations and private equity opportunities. The firm, established by Victor Khosla in 2001, uses a combination of sourcing, financial, and operational expertise. SVP has 127 employees, including 49 investment professionals, across its main offices in Greenwich (CT), London and Tokyo.