Clifford Chance has advised Deutsche Bank on the first securitization of receivables from a single airline lessee in Europe — a euro 195 million ($210 million) deal for Iberia. The transaction applies a well-developed US structure in Europe for the first time, creating a product that could radically change air finance in the region. It allows single airlines to raise money through securitization as an alternative to the conventional bank-loan and leasing markets, which are increasingly expensive and becoming less liquid.
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