AvCap's co-founders are Jaime Infante and David Rentschler, who were the senior managers of the Aircraft Leasing Group at American Express Bank Ltd. (AEB) from 1979 to 1996. At American Express Bank Ltd., they financed, leased, sold, and traded commercial aircraft worth more than U.S. $1 billion.

At AvCap, they  acted as advisors on the sale and purchase of over 100 commercial aircraft for various institutional clients.

They have accumulated over 65 years of experience in the aircraft marketplace, completing the acquisition, disposition, delivery, and repossession of commercial aircraft in the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia.

AvCap's principals have developed global relationships with banks, operating lessors, finance companies, and private investors.

Since its inception in 1997, AvCap has completed numerous assignments for a variety of clients — multinational corporations, domestic and foreign operating lessors, investment banks, asset management companies, and international commercial banks and partnerships.

Selected Deals Closed

◊ Sale of equity in (1) 747-400F leased to  Atlas Air                                          

Sale of equity in (1) 767-200LR leased to United Airlines

Advisor to U.S. Bank in Purchase of  (1) A320-200 leased to Scoot

◊ Advisor to U.S. Fund in Purchase of (1) 737-800 leased to SpiceJet

◊ Sale of (3) A300-600F leased to FedEx

◊ Sale of (2) 737-700 and (2) 737-800 leased to United

◊ Advisor to U.S. Bank in Purchase of (1) 737-700 leased lo United

◊ Advisor to U.S. Bank in Purchase of (1) 737-700NG leased to Southwest 

◊ Advisor to Lessor in Purchase of (2) CRJ1000s leased to Air Nostrum

◊ Advisor to Lessor in Sale-Leaseback of (2) CRJ-900s to Adria Airways

◊ Sale of Equity in (4) 737-300s leased to Southwest Airlines

◊ Sale of Operating Lease of (1) CRJ700 leased to Jazz Air

◊ Sale of Equity in (3) A320s leased to USAIR

◊ Sale of (2) Olympic A340-300s 

◊ Advisor to Private Equity Firm in $2 billion commercial aircraft acquisition

◊ Sale of Equity in (6) A300-600R aircraft leased to Airbus

◊ Sale of Equity in (3) A320-200 aircraft leased to US Airways

◊ Sale of (3) 737-300 Aircraft delivered from Southwest Airlines

◊ Sale of Operating Leases of (4)  

Dash8-300 aircraft leased to Jazz

◊ Sale of Equity in (14)  CRJ-100 Aircraft leased to Comair

◊ Sale of Equity in (3) Boeing 737NG aircraft leased to Continental Airlines

◊ Sale of Equity in (4) Boeing MD88 aircraft leased to Delta

◊ Purchase of Operating Leases of (4) Airbus A320 Aircraft leased to Iberia

◊ Sale of  One Airbus A319 Aircraft Leased To Lotus Air

◊ Sale of (2) A300-600F operated by TNT

 Purchase of Equity in (2) A310-300 aircraft leased To Air Comet

◊ Managed and Sold  PSG Portfolio of   (8) aircraft valued at $100 Million

◊ Managed and Sold portfolio of American Express Bank Aircraft valued at $300 Million

◊ Advisor to Lazard on the Sale of A340-300s owned by the Hellenic Republic

◊ Successfully Arranged a $100 Million Acquisition Line for Adobe Global 

◊ Co-arranged ECA and Exim Financing for EgyptAir fleet acquisition

◊ Advisor to Montrose on debt for acquisition of (2) A310-300 aircraft 

◊ Managed the Conversion and Lease to Emery of (3) 727-200 Freighters

◊ Remarketed (1) Boeing 757 and (1) MD80 Aircraft on Operating Lease

◊ Managed Air Jamaica A300B4 Lease Termination 

◊ Managed  Lease Termination and Repossession of Two Boeing 747-200 

◊ Advisor to Lazard on valuation of FINOVA Transportation Portfolio