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Aircraft Deals

Atlas Air Worldwide Acquires Two Boeing 777 Freighters For ACMI Service

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings acquired two Boeing 777 Freighters from LATAM Airlines. read more


Bucher Elected to ELFA Financial Institutions Steering Committee

Hancock Whitney Equipment Finance executive Chris Bucher was elected to serve a two-year term on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Financial Institutions Business Council Steering Committee. read more


Small Business Owners Showing Unprecedented Confidence in Economy

According to the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends Survey, small business owners are showing unprecedented confidence in the economy as the optimism index continues at record high numbers. read more

Equipment Sector

Elliott Aviation Adds Citation Excel to Charter Fleet

Elliott Aviation added a Citation Excel to their charter fleet based in Eden Prairie, MN. read more


Santander Provides $38.5MM Financing to Cold Carriers

Santander Bank closed a $38.5 million senior secured equipment and revolving line of credit with Cold Carriers, a refrigerated transportation company. read more


TIP Trailer Services Reveals 19% Revenue Growth in Annual Report

According to TIP Trailer Services CEO Bob Fast, the company grew revenue by 19% in 2017 and grew operating profit by 32%. read more

Lease Accounting

Survey: Most Companies Unprepared to Adopt New Leasing Standard

According to Accounting Today, citing a new survey by Deloitte, most companies are still unprepared to adopt the new lease accounting standard. read more

Legal / Fraud

Former Equifax Executive Charged with Insider Trading

The SEC charged a former CIO of a U.S. business unit of Equifax with insider trading before the company announced a massive data breach that exposed the social security numbers of about 148 million U.S. customers. read more

Mergers / Acquisitions

CNH Finance Acquires Triumph Healthcare Finance

CNH Finance expanded its national commercial healthcare lending capabilities with the acquisition of Triumph Healthcare Finance, a division of TBK Bank. read more

New Ventures

Verhelle Forms New Financial Services Business

Bill Verhelle, the founder of Harvard Partners and First American Equipment Finance, formed a new national lending business in Fairport, NY called Innovation Finance. read more

Of Interest

Prestige Passes $100MM in Committments For SME Lending Fund

Prestige Funds announced its Commercial Finance Opportunities Fund has passed $100 million in assets. read more


Pawnee Leasing Adds Business Development Manager

Pawnee Leasing named Dana Freeman as an additional business development manager. read more

Program Agreements

UniFi Equipment Finance Named Preferred Lender for MOOYAH

UniFi Equipment Finance, a subsidiary of Bank of Ann Arbor, was selected as a preferred lender for MOOYAH Burgers, Fries and Shakes. read more

Recent Earnings

Element Reports 1.8% Increase in Q4/17 Core Fleet Originations

Element Fleet Management reported core fleet originations in Q4/17 were C$1.46 billion ($1.13 billion) compared to C$1.44 billion ($1.11 billion) in Q3/17 and C$1.43 billion ($1.10 billion) in Q4/16. read more


Moody’s Assigns Ratings to Daimler’s Inaugural Truck Securitization

Moody's Investors Service assigned provisional ratings to notes to be issued by Daimler Trucks Retail Trust, Series 2018-1, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. read more

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