British investment fund firm CVC Capital Partners have proposed an acquisition of the Tokyo-based conglomerate. Photograph: Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Toshiba Corp is considering a $20 billion (€16.83 billion) offer from private equity firm CVC Capital Partners to take it private, a person familiar w(...)

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Dublin-based aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital has deferred delivery of 68 Boeing 737 Max aircraft until between 2025 and 2027, the company said a(...)

Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

SoftBank Group’s talks to secure $3 billion (€2.7bn) from Japan’s three biggest banks have stalled as the lenders have hit internal lending limits to (...)

Peter Barrett, CEO of SMBC Aviation Capital: “We have over 660 airplanes in our fleet. That’s larger than Ryanair and multiple times the size of Aer Lingus.” Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Name: Peter Barrett Company: SMBC Aviation Capital Position: Chief executive officer SMBC is the fourth-largest aircraft leasing company in the wo(...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital at their office in IFSC House Dublin.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A $1 billion (€884 million) boost from its parent has left aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation poised to cash in on demand from airlines to replace their fl(...)

Panasonic is the latest multinational firm to pull jobs and operations out of the UK. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has become the latest firm to announce plans to shift its European headquarters out of the UK ahead of Brexit. (...)

The City of London. Demand for office space still strong despite Brexit.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group’’s European banking unit has agreed to lease a new European headquarters from British Land and GIC Pte at London’s Bro(...)

A source of upward cost pressure on the airline industry is labour. Photograph: iStock
What’s ahead for aviation?

Among the key trends in the global aviation finance industry has been the eastward tilting of the axis. While Ireland remains the leading location for(...)

Chief executive, Peter Barrett, said SMBC was pleased with the performance

Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital grew pre-tax profits by 3.1 per cent to $16 million (€142.8 million) in the six months to the end of September, (...)

SMBC chief executive Peter Barrett said the capital contribution was further evidence of shareholder support for the Irish company. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish aircraft leasing specialist SMBC Aviation Capital’s shareholders plan to pump $1 billion (€863 million) into the Dublin-based company, which has(...)

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