Waypoint Leasing has closed on an $87.5 million term loan facility and plans to refinance aircraft from its warehouse, the company said. The term loan facility was led by Sumitomo Mitsiu Banking Corp. (SMBC) and MUFG, and has capacity to upsize the transaction in the future, Waypoint said.
“Waypoint continues to execute on our financing strategy and is very excited to have additional new lenders join the leads and Waypoint’s diversified bank group,” said Oliver Althoff, managing director of capital markets and treasury at Waypoint. “The addition of Asia Pacific-based lenders as part of this transaction will further facilitate opportunities for regional engagement and growth. This facility is well-structured, backed by a very attractive portfolio of aircraft and enables Waypoint to continue to support our customers for the long-term.”
Waypoint said its portfolio includes more than 145 aircraft for 32 customers in 30 countries. The company has more than $1.6 billion in total assets. It also said it has firm and option orders valued at more than $1.2 billion with manufacturers for more than 95 helicopters. These are expected to be delivered over the next five years.