Plane View Partners
Jonathan Richmond rejoins Plane View Partners as an expert commercial advisor on aviation-related strategic and financing matters. He has extensive experience in directly advising top management and corporate parent stakeholders on key finance, strategic, and corporate initiatives, and in leading teams to see those initiatives through from conception to implementation.
Mr. Richmond returns to Plane View Partners following his role as Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel of ORIX Aviation Systems Limited. As Head of Legal for ORIX (a prominent aircraft lessor and S&P-ranked aviation asset manager based in Dublin, Ireland), he engaged hands-on in a wide range of aircraft trading, leasing, servicing, and finance activity as well as corporate matters.
Earlier in his career Mr. Richmond was Vice President, Corporate Counsel, and Head of Legal – Finance and Strategic Transactions at International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC). At ILFC he was legal lead on the raising of over $10 Billion of liquidity in the form of term loans and revolving credit facilities, both secured and unsecured, from a diverse array of commercial and institutional lenders, including structuring, negotiation of terms and documentation, and management of multi-disciplinary internal and external teams. He was also legal lead for ILFC on the successful M&A process by which AIG (ILFC’s parent) pursued several alternatives, often in parallel, for disposing of its interest in ILFC, and the legal lead on first the acquisition of AeroTurbine and then the planned sale of a minority stake therein to a strategic partner.
Prior to ILFC, Mr. Richmond was a Senior Corporate Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he concentrated on aircraft finance and aviation sector strategic transactions and gained substantial valuable experience in capital markets, M&A, and private equity.