Corporate Jet Investor Awards 2012

Alasdair Whyte

Corporate Jet Investor’s Awards are selected by the industry for the industry. The voting panel is made up of some of the people who see the most transactions in the market.
CJI Awards 2012
Corporate Jet Investor’s editor Alasdair Whyte presenting the Minsheng Financial Leasing team for the award for Asian Business Jet Financier.

The readers of Corporate Jet Investor and Corporate Jet Investor’s One Minute Week (our free weekly email newsletter) nominated financiers in different categories.

These were then voted on by finance specialists at Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer, Hawker Beechcraft, Gulfstream, Jet Brokers, JetCraft, JSSI and Freestream Aircraft. The voting panel all work with lenders every day helping their customers arrange finance. All votes were confidential and we are extremely grateful for their support.

To avoid possible conflicts of interest among panel members, Corporate Jet Investor’s editorial team selected the Deal of The Year Award and the Special Achievement Award .

The winners Corporate Jet Investor’s 2012 Awards were as follows:

> Global Business Jet Financier of the Year: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
(Highly commended: CIT, Credit Suisse, GE Capital)

> Best private bank for business jet finance and advisory: Credit Suisse
(Highly commended: Citi Private Bank, Deutsche Bank, UBS)

> European Business Jet Financier of the Year: Credit Suisse
(Highly commended: SG Equipment Finance, UBS)

> Asian Business Jet Financier of the Year: Minsheng Financial Leasing
(Highly commended: Credit Suisse, Citi Private Bank, ICBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Guggenheim)

> Latin American Financier of the Year: 1st Source Bank
(Highly commended: Bank of America Merrill Lynch)

> Middle East & African Financier of the Year: Investec
(Highly commended: N/A)

> Middle East & African Financier of the Year: Mubadala GE Capital
(Highly commended: Barclays, Cessna Finance, Rand Merchant Bank)

> North American Financier of the Year: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
(Highly commended: CIT; GE; JP Morgan; RBS Asset Finance, PNC, Wells Fargo)

> Pre-owned financier: GE Capital Corporate Aircraft Finance
(Highly commended: 1st Source, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Key Equipment Finance)

> Helicopter Financier of the Year: Milestone Aviation Group
(Highly commended: N/A)

> Innovative Financier of the Year Awards: Guggenheim Partners Business Aircraft Investments
(Highly commended: ExecuJet SimplyFly)

> Special Achievement Award: Brian Johnson and the launch team of the Isle of Man Registry
(Highly commended: N/A)

> Deal of the Year: Flight Option’s $167 million loan from BNDES
(Highly commended: N/A)


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