Waypoint Leasing increases revolving credit facility to $468m


Waypoint Leasing expands the borrowing capacity under its revolving credit facility.
Waypoint Leasing

Waypoint Leasing’s exhibit at Helitech International 2013.

Waypoint Leasing, a helicopter leasing company, has increased the committed borrowing capacity under its five year revolving credit facility from $335 million to $468 million.

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Waypoint can now add more helicopters to its fleet, increasing the number from 40. Financial institutions that have joined the facility the past six months include Barclays Bank PLC, Citi, RBC Capital Markets and Lombard. The facility includes an unfunded revolving accordion feature to expand the borrowing capacity further, up to $550 million.

Alan Jenkins, CFO of Waypoint, said: “Our five year revolver is a very important credit facility for us, providing significant flexibility to grow the business and seamlessly execute on asset transactions for our customers. Upsizing our commitments to $468 million gives us further valuable capacity to respond quickly with scale to our customers’ needs.”

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Oliver Althoff, managing director of capital markets and treasury, added: “We are delighted with the support we have received from the investment community and to welcome further lenders into the facility and broaden our relationships with major financial institutions. Their support is very important to us and is a continued validation of Waypoint’s success and market position.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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