ORIX Aviation—a subsidiary of leading Japanese financial services group ORIX Corp.—has turned to Pillsbury for guidance on its high profile agreement to purchase a 30% stake in Avolon Holdings Ltd. The $2.2 billion transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.

ORIX’s investment in Avolon strengthen the company’s existing presence in the global aircraft leasing market substantially at a time when aircraft demand is projected to rise. ORIX currently owns and manages just over 200 aircraft while Dublin-based Avolon—the third largest aircraft lessor in the world—operates a portfolio of nearly 900 owned, managed and committed aircraft.

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Hong Kong office managing partner Paul Jebely led the Pillsbury team advising ORIX, which included partner Jonathan Goldstein, Senior Associate Eugene Yeung, associate Luca Denora and others.

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