Press Releases

Lobo Leasing Announces a New EVP & Managing Director to Build on the Company’s Success and Further Accelerate Growth

Dublin, Ireland, 12th January, 2016 – Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced the addition of Mark Kelly as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Lobo Leasing Ltd. to lead its global headquarters in Dublin and report to Lobo CEO, Bill Wolf. Kelly has a wealth of experience in the rotor industry and in building and managing highly successful teams.

Kelly will have oversight of the company’s global commercial activities and operations of Lobo’s Dublin headquarters. Kelly joins Lobo from Lease Corporation International (LCI), where he served as Vice President of Marketing handling business development. During Kelly’s […]

Lobo Leasing Announces Support for Médecins San Frontières / Doctors Without Borders

Dublin, Ireland, 5th October, 2015  –  Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announce their support of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) as the chosen corporate charity. Lobo Leasing’s contribution will, in part, help to support programme logistics and helicopter missions to aid in getting crucial personnel to areas of need, delivering humanitarian aid and airlifting patients to hospitals.  Access is particularly essential when working in remote areas such as those affected by the devastation from the earthquake in Nepal this past Spring. […]

Lobo Leasing Announces Opening of Rio de Janeiro Office

New Footing Will Service Growing Latin America & Caribbean Markets

 

Dublin, Ireland, 11th August, 2015 – Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced the launch of a Latin America office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, led by newly appointed Business Development professional, Gustavo Semeraro. With the opening of the new base, Lobo Leasing becomes the first helicopter leasing company to establish an office in Latin America.

 

From the location, Lobo will serve and manage the needs of a growing group of customers throughout Latin America and the Caribbean as well as tap into the emerging opportunities in the offshore oil and […]

Lobo Leasing & Omni Helicopters International Group Close Lease Deal

Lobo Leasing & Omni Helicopters International Group Close Lease Deal  – Transaction Expands Lobo’s Footprint in South America

 
Dublin, Ireland, 16 July, 2015 – Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced today the closing of a sale and leaseback transaction for four AgustaWestland AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters with Portugal-based Omni Helicopters International S.A. (OHI). The helicopters are based in Brazil and operated by OHI affiliate Omni Taxi Aéreo. Working together, Lobo and OHI identified the sale and leaseback as a fast and efficient way for OHI to access needed growth capital from their existing fleet. The transaction further expands […]

Lobo Leasing Enters Into Lease Deal with AAR

Dual-Faceted Fleet Planning Approach Leads to Completion of Sale Leaseback

Dublin, Ireland, June 9, 2015 – Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced today that they have closed the first of a two-part lease agreement with expeditionary airlift services provider, AAR Airlift Group, a division of global aerospace and defense company, AAR. Collaborating with UK-based partner, H-LEASE, Lobo worked closely with AAR to develop a customised fleet planning solution to serve two purposes for the company; first creating near-term liquidity and flexibility for AAR with sale and leaseback of two Sikorsky S-92As; second, by providing an attractive long-term […]

NewStar Financial and Lobo Leasing Provide Financing for RLC, LLC Helicopter Fleet

Boston, Massachusetts, USA and Dublin, Ireland — NewStar Financial Inc.(Nasdaq: NEWS), a specialized commercial finance company, and Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced today that they have provided a comprehensive fleet financing solution to RLC, LLC, the largest privately-held helicopter services company operating in the Gulf of Mexico. The deal combined a sale/leaseback transaction with Lobo involving 9 Bell helicopters (Bell 407s and Bell 206L-4s) and a $12 million equipment loan provided by NewStar secured by 20 other helicopters in RLC’s fleet.  The proceeds of the transactions were used to refinance existing debt and provide additional working […]

Lobo Leasing and SFS Aviation Enter Sale-Leaseback Agreement

Dublin, Ireland and Bangkok, Thailand – 24th March, 2015 

Asia-based helicopter services company, SFS Aviation and Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced the completion of a sale and leaseback transaction.

The companies have agreed to terms on the sale-leaseback of an AgustaWestland AW139, giving SFS additional flexibility to meet the growing needs of its customers and supporting its international expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. The AW139 will support oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Thailand.

Lobo’s chief executive officer, William Wolf, said, “We are very proud to have entered into this relationship with SFS. We look […]

Lobo Leasing prepares for strategic growth in 2015 with US$225 million facility

Lobo Leasing Limited (“Lobo Leasing”) has closed a five-year US$225 million term loan credit facility. The facility, which has an accordion feature providing an option to upsize the commitment to US$325 million, was led by joint lead arrangers: Barclays Bank PLC, Citi and Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, LLC.

The credit facility will be used to support the leasing company’s strategic growth in 2015. The addition of the facility brings the total capital raised by Lobo Leasing in 2014 to US$525 million. In February 2014, Lobo announced a US$200 million equity commitment from affiliates of GSO Capital Partners […]

Lobo Leasing Announces $250mm Agreement with CHC Helicopter

Lobo Leasing Limited (“Lobo Leasing”) a global commercial helicopter leasing company are pleased to announce that they have entered into a master lease arrangement with CHC Helicopter (CHC), a leading provider of crew transport, search‐and‐rescue and MRO services to the world‐wide helicopter market. The facility provides for both the sale and leaseback and new‐delivery lease financing of medium and heavy helicopters including Sikorsky and Agusta Westland models located in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. An initial closing of the facility took place in January 2014 with additional deliveries planned throughout the year.

Lobo Leasing Expands with $200M Equity Commitment

Lobo Leasing Limited (“Lobo Leasing”) today announced that it has partnered with GSO Capital Partners LP (“GSO Capital”) a division Blackstone (NYSE:BX), to further build its global helicopter leasing company. Affiliates of GSO Capital have committed $200 million of equity capital to Lobo Leasing to fulfill the leasing needs of helicopter operators providing mission critical services around the world, such as offshore oil and gas crew transportation, search and rescue, emergency medical services and general utility activities. Lobo Leasing is based in Dublin, Ireland with an additional office in the San Francisco Bay area. “We are very excited to enter the global helicopter leasing market with Lobo Leasing,” said David Posnick, Senior Managing Director at GSO Capital. “The Logo Leasing management team has been involved in the helicopter industry for over 30 years and brings a depth of expertise as well as critical relationships to our partnership. We look forward to working with Lobo Leasing to build a leading company in the industry”.