FPG AIM is a global financial services company with a focus on asset based finance.
FPG AIM provides sourcing, structuring, arranging, M&A, and advisory services to investors, banks and companies active in the aircraft, shipping and marine container industries, with a focus on arranging Japanese Operating Leases with Call Option (“JOLCO”) for our Tokyo Stock Exchange listed partner company and shareholder, Financial Products Group (“FPG” – 7148:JP – www.fpg.jp).
With more than USD 13 bln in JOLCOs arranged for FPG since incorporation in 2012, FPG AIM is one of the leading JOLCO arrangers globally. FPG AIM is also shareholder in and sits on the board of FPG Amentum (www.fpg-amentum.aero) and of ACE by FPG AIM (www.acebyfpgaim.com).
We provide 100% financing solutions for new and used narrow and wide body aircraft, corporate jets, aircraft engines, and helicopters, either through finance or operating lease structures. We structure the transaction and source both equity and debt if needed.
We provide 100% financing solutions for new and used ocean going vessels, with the exception of crude oil tankers and new off-shore vessels. We provide either finance or operating lease structures, we structure the transaction and source both equity and debt if needed.
We provide 100% financing solutions for new and used dry freight, refrigerated, tank and specialised marine containers, either through finance or operating lease structures. We structure the transaction and source both equity and debt if needed.
In certain cases we can provide 100% financing solutions for mining equipment, port equipment, and aircraft engines.
FPG AIM sources equity globally both for Asset Based Finance transaction as well as for direct equity investments in companies.
On the Asset Based Finance side, FPG AIM is specialized in structuring Japanese lease transactions which provides 100% financing consisting of part Japanese equity and part (bank) debt. Japanese equity underwriting and sourcing for asset based finance transactions is done by our partner/part shareholder Financial Products Group Co. Ltd. (FPG) in the Japanese market. Our extensive experience in structuring these kind of transactions together with our vast knowledge of commercial lending and our banking network (with over 30 banks currently lending into our transactions) benefits clients throughout the capital sourcing process, allows them to obtain 100% financing for their assets.
FPG AIM understands the banking and investment communities’ appetite for lending and investing. We prepare business evaluations, financial projections, and information memoranda as appropriate to assist clients in attracting debt sources for their business. With the number of international banks lending into transactions sourced and structured by FPG AIM reaching over 30, we have solid and extensive access to bank debt, which should be to the benefit of companies looking to find debt sources for their transactions.
FPG AIM’s M&A services are designed to help investors and companies reach their strategic goals by identifying and then implementing opportunities to acquire or merge businesses in order to create synergies. The global economy means that these opportunities can arise anywhere in the world and our global reach means that we can provide services on the ground wherever they are needed. FPG AIM has been successful in closing a number of transactions including the purchase of a major part of the shares of Amentum by FPG (http://www.fpg-amentum.aero).
FPG AIM also provides support in accessing new markets, assets and sources of finance. We can also help companies restructure their asset base by helping to dispose of underperforming assets or non-core parts of the business.
A selection of headlines of deals and notable events.March 2021 FPG AIM arranges the first new BW LNG vessel JOLCO of USD 210 mln for FPG October 2020 FPG AIM arranges an equity-only JOLCO for six mid-life B737-800s for Jet2.com August 2020 FPG AIM successfully arranged the first-ever vessel JOLCO transaction of the Middle East region April 2020 FPG AIM wins 2019 Marine Money Leasing Deal of the Year Award with USD 185.2mln JOLCO for Bocomm Leasing February 2020 FPG AIM Shipping Investment & Management Services arranged a Sale & Lease Back financing for a 5,000 cbm LPG carrier with a 7 years bareboat contract to a Singaporean Charterer January 2020 FPG AIM and SIB & Partners announce partnership and name change for SIB into "ACE by FPG AIM" September 2019 FPG AIM arranges the first EETC into JOLCO for FPG May 2019 FPG AIM wins the Airfinance Journal European Deal of the Year 2018 with the USD 227 mln JOLCO for Nordic Aviation Capital May 2019 FPG AIM sells investment in Raffles Lease to Ermewa Group (Eurotainer) September 2018 FPG AIM arranges Nordic Aviation Capital’s USD 227 mln JOLCO financing for 12 Embraer 190s May 2018 FPG AIM wins Asia Finance Editor’s Deal of the Year 2017 February 2018 FPG AIM wins 2017 Marine Money Deal of the Year Award (Leasing East) with a vessel JOLCO on OOCL for USD 76 mln March 2017 FPG AIM arranges JOLCO for Air Canada March 2017 FPG AIM arranges M&A transaction: Establishment of FPG Raffles, a JV together with FPG and Buss incorporating Raffles Lease, a container leasing company May 2016 FPG AIM arranges first ever JOLCO for Virgin Atlantic May 2016 FPG AIM arranges first ever turboprop JOLCO with Nordic Aviation Capital April 2016 FPG AIM arranges first JOLCO with AerCap for FPG May 2015 FPG AIM becomes shareholder in FPG Amentum May 2015 FPG AIM arranges M&A transaction for FPG: FPG purchases 75% of Amentum, which is renamed to FPG Amentum November 2013 FPG AIM arranges M&A transaction for FPG: FPG purchases 25% of Amentum March 2013 The Hapag Lloyd JOLCO is Marine Money Leasing Deal of the Year 2012 August 2012 FPG AIM arranges its first deal: a JOLCO on Hapag Lloyd for USD 45.5 mln in Containers