SVPGlobal buys Deucalion Aviation

SVPGlobal had owned a 50% stake in Deucalion since June 2021.

  • SVPGlobal has deployed over $2.5 billion in aircraft-related investments in the last 18 months
  • Deucalion is a global provider of aircraft asset management, financing and investment services
  • It has a fleet of over 180 aircraft

Strategic Value Partners Global has bought Deucalion Aviation. It takes full ownership having already owned a 50% stake in the company since June 2021. Deucalion is a London-based global provider of aircraft asset management, financing and investment services with a fleet of over 180 aircraft. It leases aircraft to over 80 airlines with clients including banks, financiers, investors and lessors.

SVPGlobal is a global investment firm that allocates across event-driven, special situations, private equity and financing opportunities. It manages $18 billion in assets and has invested almost $41 billion since it was founded in 2001.

“Over the last 18 months, SVPGlobal has taken advantage of the dislocation in the aviation market by deploying over $2.5 billion in aircraft-related investments,” said John Brantl, co-head of SVPGlobal’s European investment team. “With full ownership of Deucalion’s top tier, full-service global aircraft management and investment platform, SVPGlobal’s aircraft investment capabilities will be even further strengthened. We look forward to our continued partnership with the Deucalion team.”

“SVPGlobal has been a significant investor in aviation-related opportunities over the last 18 months, extending the firm’s long track record of investing in the space,” said Stephan Sayre, co-CEO & CIO of Deucalion. “With this additional commitment, along with its complementary skills and capabilities, SVPGlobal provides Deucalion a very strong platform to further grow its franchise and customer base, particularly amidst a more challenging, near-term market.”