Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner
Wouter Du Preez
Wouter is an aviation leasing and financing expert with more than 25 years of experience as a global investment banker in aviation finance with a strong track record in aviation sector transactions across the capital structure, including operating leases, debt, mezzanine, and equity structures across three continents. He has been in various roles prior to dealmaking, including as an NBFI analyst and risk analyst for a variety of transportation sector clients. He has a strong origination precept and has structured, closed, and managed deal flow from cradle to grave across sub-sectors as varied as commercial, business jet, and freighter aircraft, simulator funding, rail infrastructure, etc. He led complex airline shareholder advisory along with workouts and restructuring. Apart from his time as Head of Global Aviation at Rand Merchant Bank, Wouter also worked for investment holding companies active in real assets and renewable infrastructure and at an aircraft OEM as Structured Finance Director for Africa and the Middle East. Wouter holds various degrees, including a Master’s Degree in Investment Management (Cum Laude), and is a CFA Charterholder.