Weil Advises Avolon in $7.6 Billion Sale to Bohai Leasing

Weil is advising Avolon Holdings Limited (a portfolio company of Cinven Partners, CVC Capital Partners and Oak Hill Capital Partners), an Ireland-based provider of aircraft leasing and lease management services to airlines and aircraft investors worldwide, in its $7.6 billion sale to Bohai Leasing Co., Ltd. (an affiliate of the HNA Group), a provider of leasing and financial services to a broad range of industrial sectors in China. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016 and is subject to customary conditions.

The Weil team is led by global Private Equity co-head Doug Warner and included Private Equity partner Charles Ching; Public Company Advisory Group partner P.J. Himelfarb; Capital Markets partner Jennifer Bensch; Tax partner Kimberly Blanchard; Executive Compensation & Benefits head Paul Wessel; M&A counsel Wenfeng Li; Public Company Advisory Group counsel Adé Heyliger; Antitrust counsel Vadim Brusser; Private Equity associates Andrea Bidegaray, Megan Spelman, Andrew Silver, Kimberly Thibaultand Rachel Shapiro; and Executive Compensation & Benefits associate Jennifer Britz.