Muzinich & Co has announced the seeding of its Aviation Senior Secured Strategy, at $300 million. The Senior Secured Strategy has attracted the interest of European institutional investors who have provided the capital and has an overall target capacity of $1.5 billion.
The Senior Secured Strategy seeks compelling risk-adjusted returns and attractive income by looking to provide secured aircraft debt financing to global airlines and leasing companies. Muzinich & Co will act as sourcer and portfolio advisor.
Brian Lau, Portfolio Manager, says: “We are pleased institutional investors have identified Muzinich as their investment partner in aviation finance because of our credit-focused investment approach and strong in-house technical expertise. We believe in the potential long-term, risk-adjusted returns available in aviation secured debt investments. For investors who are either new entrants or underweight the asset class, the pandemic has created an attractive entry point with the potential for increased returns on high quality airlines and assets.”
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