Aquila Air Capital Closes $100MM in Debt Financing with Deutsche Bank

Aquila Air Capital, a specialty finance platform focused on providing aviation asset financing as well as purchasing and leasing aircraft and engines, closed $100 million in debt financing. Deutsche Bank acted as sole structuring agent and underwriter for the financing. read more

Wolters Kluwer Unveils Q3 Equipment Lease Finance Digital Transformation Index

According to Wolter Kluwer’s Equipment Lease Finance Digital Transformation Index, the rate of adoption for digitization of back-office documents has decreased by 4% over the last year, largely mirroring the sluggish environment for capital spending on equipment. read more

Amur Equipment Finance Records Best October Originations in Company History

Amur Equipment Finance announced that it recorded its strongest October originations performance this year, with the company also recording one of its strongest origination months in company history during the month. read more

CLFP Foundation Adds 26 New CLFPs

The Certified Lease & Finance Professional Foundation added 26 new CLFPs who recently passed the eight-hour online proctored CLFP exam. read more

First Citizens Provides $44MM Construction Loan for Philadelphia Distribution Center

First Citizens Bank’s commercial real estate business provided $44 million in construction financing to Greek Real Estate Partners, a New Jersey-based real estate firm, to support construction of a Class A distribution center seven miles north of downtown Philadelphia. read more

Amembal to Host Free Webinar on Benefits of Leasing with Focus on FMV Leases

Sudhir Amembal, chairman and CEO of Amembal & Halladay, will be conducting a free webinar on Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. PT entitled "The 30 Extraordinary Benefits of Leasing." The webinar will have a specific focus on the benefits of the fair market value lease. read more

Mitsubishi HC Capital America Expands Franchise Finance Division

Mitsubishi HC Capital America is expanding its franchise finance division to leverage new growth opportunities, particularly by extending its current reach into brick-and-mortar franchises in the health and wellness, recovery and sports performance sectors. read more

Solifi Releases New Features for Equipment Finance Offerings

Solifi unveiled the latest product releases for its Solifi Originations ROS and Portfolio Management ILS solutions for equipment finance. The new software releases provide enhancements to business management, efficiency and compliance. read more

Equipment Finance Cares Announces Details About November Arizona Event

Equipment Finance Cares will hold its next event on Nov. 15 from 1:30 to 7 p.m. PT in Scottsdale, AZ. Ascentium Capital is serving as host for the event. read more

Gordon Brothers Selects Ivory Consulting Software to Model and Price Financing Offerings

Gordon Brothers selected Ivory Consulting’s SuperTRUMP platform to model and price its tax and non-tax financing solutions, which encompass offerings like operating leases, direct finance leases, sale/leasebacks and vendor financing. read more

Trinity Capital Provides $25MM in Growth Capital to Neuros Medical

Trinity Capital committed $25 million in growth capital to Neuros Medical, a bioelectric technology company. The growth capital will enable Neuros Medical to augment a recent equity raised and further scale operations to assist with its commercial launch. read more

Midland Equipment Finance President Van Etten Inducted into ASU’s Business School Hall of Fame

Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business induced five new members into its alumni hall of fame this month, including Frederick Van Etten, president of Midland Equipment Finance, a division of Midland States Bank. read more

ELFF Projects 2.3% Growth in US Economy for 2023 in Latest Industry Snapshot

According to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Q4/23 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot, the foundation projects that the U.S. economy will grow by 2.3% annualized in 2023. read more

Willis Lease Finance Prices $410MM in Fixed Rate Notes

Willis Engine Structured Trust VII (WEST), a subsidiary of Willis Lease Finance, priced $410 million in aggregate principal amount of fixed rate notes. read more

ELFA Wins Temporary Relief From Section 1071 for Equipment Finance Industry

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction delaying implementation of Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act for all covered financial institutions by approximately 10 months, pending a Supreme Court decision. read more

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