Davis Polk Advises Tokyo Century on Its Acquisition of Aviation Capital Group from Pacific Life
9/9/2019

Davis Polk is advising Tokyo Century Corporation in connection with its acquisition of the remaining 75.5% interest it does not own in Aviation Capital Group LLC from Pacific Life Insurance Company. The transaction values Aviation Capital Group at approximately $11 billion including assumed debt.  The transaction, which is subject to obtaining necessary regulatory approvals and permissions, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Tokyo Century is publicly-held and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Its core lines of business include equipment leasing, mobility and fleet management, specialty financing and international business with a global network in 37 countries and regions. Aviation Capital Group, valued at approximately $11 billion, is one of the world’s premier full-service aircraft asset managers with approximately 500 owned, managed and committed aircraft as of June 30, 2019, which are leased to approximately 90 airlines in approximately 45 countries. For more than 150 years, Pacific Life has helped millions of individuals and families with their financial needs through a wide range of life insurance products, annuities and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses and pension plans.

The Davis Polk corporate team includes partners Phillip R. Mills and Ken Lebrun and associates Sarah M. Weissman and Chaoshun (Jeff) Zuo. The tax team includes partner William A. Curran. Partner Kyoko Takahashi Lin and associate Thomas Lair are providing executive compensation advice. Counsel Bonnie Chen is providing intellectual property and technology advice. The finance team includes partner J.W. Perry and associate Robert F. Smith. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the New York and Tokyo offices.