BBAM and Nomura Babcock & Brown participate in BA’s $870m combined EETC JOLCO deal

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 20, 2018 12:34

BBAM and Nomura Babcock & Brown participate in BA’s $870m combined EETC JOLCO deal

BBAM Limited Partnership (BBAM) has announced its participation, alongside its long-term partner Nomura Babcock & Brown (NBB), in a $870 million transaction combining senior secured enhanced equipment trust certificates (EETC) and Japanese operating lease with call option (JOLCO) equity in relation to a number of new generation British Airways operated aircraft.

The transaction will provide financing for 11 aircraft, including two 787-8, two 787-9 and seven A320neo aircraft. The deal combines EETC and JOLCO structures, allowing the aircraft to be financed by the proceeds from the British Airways 2018-1 certificates and equity arranged by NBB.

“BBAM structured the JOLCO element of this transaction and we are delighted to further build on our strong relationships with British Airways and IAG,” said Steve Zissis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BBAM. “The combination of EETC and JOLCO equity is an innovative structure that we have helped develop to provide our clients with flexible financing solutions.”

Citi was the sole structuring agent, global coordinator and joint bookrunner for the EETC deal.  Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan were the joint active EETC bookrunners and BBAM is the structuring agent for NBB and the JOLCO equity investors.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 20, 2018 12:34