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16 AIRCRAFT
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US$ 3.5bn AuM
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US$ 760m EQUITY/MEZZ FUNDING RAISED

ABOUT US

EMP dedicates itself exclusively to aircraft leasing, be it arranging individual transactions or developing portfolio solutions. EMP is a unique, reliable and transparent company with real entrepreneurial spirit. EMP is not only an advisor, but also arranges investments at its own risk, providing essential alignment of investor and manager interests.

This is also reflected in the entrepreneurial character of the management involved in the company. The team at EMP stands for an excellent and proven transaction history and has an international network of established partners. The circle of shareholders consists of the management as well as the investment company of a German single family office.

Leadership

Florian Maier

Founder and managing partner – the „M“ in EMP.

Florian Maier

Founder and managing partner – the „M“ in EMP.

Florian is responsible for business development, controlling and transaction structuring. With an asset volume of more than EUR 5 billion, Florian has extensive experience in the field of alternative investments including aviation and private equity. After studying business economics, Florian started his career at a large auditing firm in 2002 before joining Hannover Leasing in 2005. There he became Co-Head of Alternative Investments and was responsible for numerous transactions worldwide.

Philipp Prior

Founder and managing partner – the „P“ in EMP.

Philipp Prior

Founder and managing partner – the „P“ in EMP.

Philipp has nearly 20 years of experience in the structured financing of alternative investments with a total volume of more than EUR 10 billion. Philipp is responsible for deal origination, refinancing and structuring transactions. After his business studies Philipp joined the aviation team of Hannover Leasing in 1998. He became Head of Alternative Investments and was responsible for the acquisition, structuring and implementation of aviation, infrastructure and private equity transactions worldwide.

Volker Fabian

Volker Fabian

Volker Fabian has joined the management team of EMP as Managing Director of the Irish subsidiary EMP Aviation Ireland Ltd.. Volker has many years of experience in the aircraft leasing sector. His banking background has led him into leading positions in major aircraft leasing companies, including Intrepid, BOC Aviation, and most recently as CEO of ELIX Aviation Capital Ltd., a leading leasing company for regional aircraft. Volker will expand the diversification of EMP through its large industrial network, building a leasing company in Ireland in parallel.

Stefan Ziegler

Stefan Ziegler

Stefan Ziegler represents the EMP shareholder Addvalue Capital, which is responsible for the investment and transaction management of a German single family office. He will support EMP’s management team in further developing and expanding the company’s business areas and in opening new investment opportunities for national and international investors. For that, Stefan Ziegler brings his experience in the field of aircraft financing and investment products from his previous positions. As a long-time managing director of the KGAL Group, as well as managing director and board member of Lufthansa Leasing GmbH, he was responsible for the leasing transactions of the Lufthansa Group as well as for the initiation of institutional investment funds in the areas of aviation, other alternative assets and real estate.

Team

Patrice Dietzel

Patrice Dietzel

VICE PRESIDENT

Patrice is responsible for structuring, documenting and implementing transactions. Patrice has more than 12 years of experience with international structured asset finance. After studying business, he joined Hannover Leasing, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of new financing options for infrastructure and aircraft transactions.

Klaus Roeder

Klaus Roeder

VICE PRESIDENT

Klaus is responsible for portfolio management and investor reporting as well as product management with all regulatory aspects. Klaus has more than 13 years of experience as an investment manager in international asset financing. After completing his business studies, Klaus began his career with Arthur Andersen in capital markets related projects. Before joining EMP, Klaus was a project manager at Hannover Leasing focusing on asset management and implementation of infrastructure projects, particularly around renewable energy.

Spike Fulford (CFA)

Spike Fulford (CFA)

VICE PRESIDENT

Spike is responsible for deal origination, financial modeling and relationship management. As an investment manager Spike has 11 years of experience in the aerospace industry. After two years at QinetiQ, Spike joined Airbus in 2008, where up until early 2017 he held various senior positions in Customer Services, on the Final Assembly Line, and in Customer Finance. Spike has an MEng in Aerospace Engineering, a PGC in Management, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Claudia Lennartz

Claudia Lennartz

OFFICE and PROJECT MANAGER

As office and project manager Claudia has many years of experience organizing internal projects. Before joining EMP, Claudia worked for Philipp Prior for many years and supported the team at Hannover Leasing.

Mark Rangel

Mark Rangel

PRICING ANALYST

Based out of EMP Aviation Ireland Ltd., Mark is responsible for financial modelling and transactional support. From his work for KPMG Kuwait, his audit background provides an in-depth understanding of the operational and financial structure of multiple institutions within manufacturing, service, and financial industries in the Middle East. He is also a recent graduate of the MSc in Aviation Finance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin and prior to joining EMP, he worked for SMBC Aviation Capital.

Thomas Lüdicke

Thomas Lüdicke

ANALYST

At present, parallel to his studies in Munich, Thomas supports the transaction team of EMP.

Domenic Meining

Domenic Meining

ANALYST

At present, parallel to his studies in Munich, Domenic supports the transaction team of EMP.

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INVESTMENT
STRATEGY

EMP is one of the market leaders for structured aircraft financing in Germany. EMP arranges and structures long-term airline lease financing and places the resulting tranches as institutional products with national and international insurance companies, pension funds, family offices and foundations.

Aircraft leasing investments are characterized by special success factors:

  • They are used as part of portfolio strategic asset allocation to diversify investments, since their investment-specific risks are only slightly correlated with the risks of traditional assets.
  • They offer attractive risk / return profiles, thanks to maturity, illiquidity and risk premiums, which are difficult to find in traditional asset classes in the current market environment.
  • They complement alternative asset classes such as real estate and infrastructure for which either the risk budget has often been exhausted, or, there is insufficient appropriate deal flow.

The team at EMP closely supports investors in answering fundamental implementation questions around portfolio construction and supports clients in the areas of risk management, reporting and regulation.

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CONTACT

EMP Structured Assets GmbH

Weinstr. 3
80333 Munich
Germany

+49 89 21 23 12 60
contact@emp-assets.com