Dublin-based aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital is spinning off part of its portfolio into a new fund, aimed specifically at Japanese investors. “The Global Aviation Equipment Leasing Fund (GAEL) is the first aviation equity fund for Japanese institutional investors that SMBC Aviation Capital has launched,” SMBC said in a statement July 18. “GAEL will acquire a portfolio of aircraft, on lease to a diverse group of international airlines, from SMBC Aviation Capital, who ...

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