Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation nears $7 billion deal for rival Goshawk, sources say

SMBC Aviation Captial logo is seen displayed in this illustration taken, May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterMay 13 (Reuters) – SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world’s biggest aircraft lessors, is nearing a deal to acquire smaller rival Goshawk for about $7 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.The deal between the two privately held, Dublin, Ireland-based lessors could be announced as soon as next week, the sources said, speaking on condition of anonymity. It would create a global aircraft leasing giant as consolidation sweeps the industry.Last year, the …
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