Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp completes acquisition of RBS Aviation Capital to create SMBC Aviation Capital
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) has completed the $7.3 billion acquisition of Royal Bank of Scotland's aircraft leasing unit, RBS Aviation Capital (RBSA). The new entity will be called SMBC Aviation Capital and is the world’s fourth largest aircraft lessor by owned and managed fleet value. The company now has the backing of a rich parent that can be leveraged to secure competitively priced capital in support of the business. S&P A+ rated Sumitomo Mitsui is Japan’s second-biggest bank by market value.

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