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Bullet  CLFP Introduces the Academy for Lease & Finance Professionals
The CLFP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry.

Bullet  Senior Secured Loan Program Closes $1.4 Million in Commitments During the Fourth Quarter of 2014
The Senior Secured Loan Program (SSLP), jointly managed by an affiliate of Ares Capital Corporation (“Ares Capital”) and an affiliate of GE Capital...

Bullet  GE CEO speculation puts spotlight on possible Immelt successor
Steve Bolze, head of power and water unit; Lorenzo Simonelli, oil and gas CEO; and vice-chairman John Rice are likely candidates, analysts say

Bullet  Fitch Expects to Rate GreatAmerica Leasing Receivables Funding, L.L.C., Ser 2015-1; Presale Issued
High Concentration of Copiers/Printers: 67.4% of 2015-1 consists of copiers/printers (also known as office imaging equipment), which is down from the prior four transactions, which included 69%-76% of this collateral type.

Bullet  IronPlanet Names Deborah M. Schleicher Chief Financial Officer
IronPlanet is the leading online marketplace for used heavy equipment and an innovative participant in the multi-billion dollar heavy equipment auction market.

Bullet  Ares Management & GE Capital Provide £75 Million Debt Package to Fund CVC Growth Partners Acquisition of Wireless Logic
Transaction Marks 12th Unitranche Financing Transaction for ESSLP Joint Venture

Bullet  Waypoint Leasing Adds Clark McGinn to Management Team
Global Head of Aviation Financing at CHC Leasing to Join Waypoint as SVP of Sales

Bullet  China’s Financial Leasing Industry: Safe in the Arms of Banks
Financial leasing firms not affiliated with banks are beginning to struggle.

Bullet  RVI Group Announces the Appointment of Sharon N. McKenna as Vice President, Aircraft Risk and Asset Management
Sharon’s entire career has been in the equipment finance industry with an emphasis in Aircraft, Rail and Marine assets.

Bullet  Macquarie in $4b aircraft lease deal
Macquarie Group wants to raise $500 million to help fund its $US4 billion acquisition of the AWAS aircraft operating lease portfolio.

Bullet  Robert J. Keady Joins Board of Directors of Willis Lease Finance Corporation
Willis Lease Finance Corporation leases large and regional spare commercial aircraft engines, APU's and aircraft to airlines, aircraft engine manufacturers and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers in 110 countries.

Bullet  Wood Creek acquires Milestone Equipment Holdings from Blackstone Tactical Opportunities
Milestone is a premier full-service transportation equipment lessor specializing in highway trailers, intermodal trailers, domestic intermodal containers, and chassis.

Bullet  Bell Helicopter and Waypoint Leasing Ink Largest Agreement for “Relentless” Aircraft
Waypoint Signs Letter of Intent to Purchase 20 Bell 525’s Plus Options for Additional Aircraft

Bullet  Fidelity Capital Forecasts Success for 2015
Fidelity Capital, a California-based agency specializing in equipment leasing and financing, recently announced some significant milestones that it reached as a company in 2014.

Bullet  Element Closes US$405 Million Offering of Rail Equipment Notes
With total assets of more than $11 billion, Element Financial Corporation is one of North America's leading equipment and vehicle finance companies.

Bullet  U.S. Small Business Lending Softens in January...U.S. Economy Positioned for Moderate Expansion
One key driver of continued optimism for the economy remains financial strength of small businesses.


Bullet  MB Financial Bank Announces Retirement of Edward A. Dahlka, JR.
Dave Drury to head Cole Taylor Equipment Finance

Bullet  Air Lease Corporation Announces the Lease Placement of Two New Boeing 787-9 Aircraft with Air Tahiti Nui
ALC is a leading aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles,

Bullet  China’s Debt Binge Spawns Asset-Backed Bond Boom: Credit Markets
Banks are bundling loans into securities to make room on their balance sheets for more lending amid a fading property boom and stuttering economic growth.

Bullet  Golub Capital Provides One-Loan Debt Facility To Finance Acquisition Of Dental Services Group By Cressey & Company
Golub Capital provided over $1.5 billion in financing for the healthcare industry in 2014.
Bullet  Varion Capital Corp. Rebranded Under the Accord Financial Banner
This change completes Varion's transition into a national equipment finance company operating under the Accord banner.

Bullet  Milestone Aviation Group Expands Global Operations and Enhances Financial Flexibility Following Acquisition by GE Capital
– New Offices to Open in Asia, South America and Middle East/Africa; Expansion in Europe – Increased Financial Strength after GE Capital Acquisition

Bullet  ELFA Accepting Nominations For 2015 Class Of Equipment Finance Hall Of Fame
Nomination deadline is April 1, 2015

Bullet  CIT Serves as Sole Lead Arranger in $210 Million Acquisition Financing for Epic Health Services
Founded in 1908, CIT (NYSE:CIT) is a financial holding company with more than $35 billion in financing and leasing assets.

Bullet  KPS Capital Partners Portfolio Company International Equipment Solutions Acquires Kodiak
KPS is the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of investment funds with more than $5.7 billion of assets under management.

Bullet  30 Years of Finance
A short history of finance since 1985, as chronicled in cover stories of CFO magazine.

Bullet  Mayer Brown Act on Huntington Bancshares Inc Deal
Huntington will acquire Macquarie Equipment Finance’s U.S. business from its ultimate parent company,

Bullet  GA Telesis Closes New $150,000,000 Credit Facility
The newly established relationship between HSBC and GA Telesis, in addition to the increased support from existing syndicate banks is indicative of the confidence that financial institutions around the world have in the Company’s plans for growth.

Bullet  Caterpillar to Participate in the J.P. Morgan 2015 Aviation, Transportation and Industrials Conference on March 4
They are scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. No presentation materials will be available.

Bullet  Jochen Götz is the new Head of Finance & Controlling at Daimler Trucks & Buses
Jochen Götz assumes overall responsibility for all finance and controlling functions at Daimler Trucks & Buses worldwide.

Bullet  Air Lease Corporation Announces Fiscal Year and Fourth Quarter 2014 Results
Air Lease Corporation is a leading aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world.

Bullet  ViZn Energy Systems and LFC Capital Announce an Innovative Ownership Program for Solar and Energy Storage
Program to Accelerate Nationwide Deployment of ViZn's Zinc Redox Flow Battery Systems

Bullet  Transportation Brokerage Company Chooses TAB Bank for a $3 Million Revolving Credit Facility
The company is a provider of logistics consulting and transportation services for a nationwide customer base.

Bullet  Beacon Funding Deploys DocuSign to Quickly Deliver Secure Lease Documents
Utilizing DocuSign allows Beacon and its clients to send and receive documents and signatures in just minutes.

Bullet  Wells Fargo Survey: Construction Activity Widely Expected to Improve in 2015
Wells Fargo released the findings of its 2015 Construction Industry Forecast today.

Bullet  Q4 2014 Canadian Commercial Credit Trends
The PayNet Canadian Business Lending Index (CBLI) declined 2% to 203.8 in Q4 2014 compared to Q3 2014

Bullet  Element Reports $0.25 Per Share of Free Operating Cash Flow(1) in Q4 and $0.76 for FY 2014 on $9.7 Billion of Earning Assets
Overall, new originations grew 41.8 percent to $1.67 billion for the three-month period ended December 31, 2014 versus $1.17 billion in Q3-2014.

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Joined 2015
New York - Kaye, Ed - Advantage Funding
Utah - William, Craig - Truck Finance Services, LLC
London - Gell, Ian - Open Capital Group Ltd.
New York Area - Benevento, Michele - Pascack Valley Finance
France - Hofmann, Martin - Societe Generale Equipment Finance
Minneapolis St. Paul - McCulloch, Jeremy - Wells Fargo Equipment Finance
Salt Lake City - McBride, Gary - Continental Bank USA
Singapore - Yeo, Roger - China CITIC Bank International Limited
San Diego - Kendall, Paul - Trust Capital, LLC
PA - Wesemann, Donna - Susquehanna Bank - Equip Leasing Division
Bangladesh - Ahmed, Shakil - DBH Finance Corporation Ltd.
Belgium - Beselaere, Patrick - ING Lease & ING Commercial Finance
Nambia - Pretorius, Albert - EuroNam & Corporate Equipment Rentals
Florida - Kealey, Greg - Capital One Equipment Finance
India - Kumar, Deepak - Bajaj Finance
UK - Zaman, Muhamud - Dollar Financial Group
Australia - Diaz, Daniel Martin - Canon Finance Australia
Azerbiajan - Aghababayeva, Vusale - Qafqaz Leasing
India - Zachariah, Abraham - Kristu Jayanti College
Italy - Dott. Gian Attia DI Lorenzo - Socio E Azionista Banche Irlandesi
India - Sharma, MrSubodh - International Commerce Ltd
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Indonesia - Kuntoro Broto, Dominicus - DBM di Adira Finance
Philadelphia - Lockhart, Tom - Marlin Equipment Finance
India - Singh, Pankaj - Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
Paris, France - de CASTET, Tancrède - INFIBAIL, SIAG
Utah - Jack, Jason - Varilease
Chicago - Patnett, Gregg - Regulatory Reporting at GE Capital
Cincinnati - Fornash, Monica - Great American Insurance
Cincinnati - Inman, Bryan - Great American Insurance
Chicago - Laurx, Lisa - Comdisco
Michigan - Tait, Nancy - Spectrum Health
Texas - Ball, Thomas - Equify, LLC
Stamford, CT - McKenna, Sharon - RVI Group
United Arab Emirates - Rana, Salman - Dunia Finance
South Africa - Lamprecht, Lodewyk - Absa & and Asset Finance
New York - Miller, Eric - GE Capital, Corporate Finance
Florida - Dorry, Don - Balboa Capital
Paris France - Pedretti, Pascal - Société Générale Equipment Finance
UK - Kirk, David - HPB Management Ltd
India - Ahmed, Ubaid - HBL Global Pvt Ltd
Germany - Rösgen, Walter H. - Capital & Concept Leasing
UK - Wall, Geoff - SunGard Financial Systems
Indonesia - Abrianto, Danang - BCA Finance
Slovenia - Gumilar, Aleš - SKB Leasing d.o.o.
Chicago - Dickson, Martin - AILCO Equipment Finance Group
Chicago - K., Michael - Rail Management Services
Istanbul, Turkey - Başaran, Serkan - Yapı Kredi Leasing A.O.
Maryland - Lolila, Zahia - IFC - International Finance Corporation
Germany - Rolfes, Andre - Societe Generale Equipment Finance
NY - Martin, Jennifer - Key Equipment Finance
Netherlands - Dirkzwager, Duncan - Activum Finance
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