Waha Capital concludes 20% shares buy 
in AerCap

ABU DHABI — Abu Dhabi’s Waha Capital PJSC has concluded the transaction with New York Stock Exchange-listed and Dutch-based AerCap Holdings N.V., acquiring 20 per cent stake in exchange for its assets in a joint venture unit along, stakes in aircraft along with some cash.

By Haseeb Haider

Published: Fri 12 Nov 2010, 11:35 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 11:25 AM

Unveiled in the last week of October, the transaction has allowed Waha Capital ownership of approximately 29.8 million new shares in AerCap, which equates to a 20 per cent stake. In exchange, capital based firm has transferred its 50 per cent interest in the joint venture company AerVenture, a 40 per cent interest in Waha’s own 16-aircraft portfolio and $105 million in cash, $97 million of which is cash freed up through the structure, mainly through additional leverage on the 16-aircraft portfolio.

The total consideration for the shares in AerCap is approximately $380 million based on the New York Stock Exchange closing price of AerCap’s shares on Friday, 22 October 2010, the investment firm said on October 24. Waha will be entitled to nominate two candidates for the Board of Directors of AerCap Holdings N.V.

Under the terms of the agreement, AerCap will provide all management services for Waha’s aircraft portfolio in return for servicing fees, and will open a representative office in Abu Dhabi.

Waha’s 16-aircraft portfolio consists of Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 wide body aircraft, Airbus A320 and A321, Boeing 737 and Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The wide body aircraft represent approximately 75 per cent of the portfolio by value. The portfolio has an average age of 5.6 years by value and all aircraft are on lease with an average lease term of 82 months.


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