Arc & Co

  • Tracey Cheek posted an article
    Private Aviation Finance - Why Cash Isn't Always King When It Comes to Acquiring a Private Jet see more

    NAFA member Gary Crichlow, Aviation Finance Advisor with Arc & Co., in collaboration with Iain Houseman with Elit'Avia, discusses why cash isn't always king when acquiring a private jet.


    The world of financing can seem a complex arena to navigate to get the best deal and, as such, the majority of private aircraft transactions are in cash. There are a number of reasons for this, including that aviation finance is often seen as too much of a hassle, too expensive, restrictive, invasive, complicated, not transparent or all of the above. It’s true that putting a finance deal together is a complex undertaking. But there is a key benefit
    that makes finance worth considering:


    Having such a large capital investment in an asset that depreciates in value over time makes financing an attractive option. Linking financing to the different tax regulations and exemptions makes it an even more approachable option when maximising the value of retaining capital for investment in other areas.

    Of course, there are always exceptions to this depreciating-asset rule: sometimes the market dynamics can be such that specific aircraft types and models become particularly sought after and appreciate
    in value as a result (e.g. the Gulfstream G550). But these are exceptions, with limited durability of demand and the dynamics are volatile: value bumps are often unpredictable, sudden and short-lived.

    Speculative buyers looking to buy low and sell high need to know what they’re doing, have a high risk tolerance and be willing to
    go through the complexities of the buying and selling process at a moment’s notice in order to capitalise. Whether you’re buying the aircraft for use or speculation (or both), accessing finance preserves your cash – allowing you to invest it elsewhere.

    Click here to read the full article.

    This article was originally written and published by Arc & Co., in collaboration with Elit'Avia, on May 20, 2019.

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    Arc & Co. Joins National Aircraft Finance Association see more


    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Feb. 18, 2019 - National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is pleased to announce that Arc & Co. has recently joined its professional network of aviation lenders. “NAFA members proudly finance - support or enable the financing of - general and business aviation aircraft throughout the world, and we’re happy to add Arc & Co. to our association,” said Ford von Weise, President of NAFA.

    Arc & Co. is a specialist debt advisory providing advice on real estate, marine and aviation assets, with offices in Mayfair, London and Oxfordshire. Arc & Co. Structured Finance advises on senior debt and equity packages on all sizes of residential development, commercial development and long-term income producing assets. Arc & Co. Private Finance has an unrivaled record advising on mortgages for residential and investment purposes and finance for superyachts and business aircrafts for both UK and international clients. 

    The company’s added value is their breadth of experience and knowledge of the marketplace. Their keen understanding of lenders' expectations allows them to advise and structure debt based on criteria such as registry, operator, type of aircraft and UBO jurisdiction.TheArc & Co. team addresses the needs of individuals, corporations and government entities, enabling them to achieve a greater return on equity for their investment strategies.  

    Since 2008, Arc & Co. has strived to offer the best possible service to clients, developing a reputation for finding solutions even in the most challenging of circumstances.Withover 75% of their business each year coming from repeat clients, the company prides itself on understanding each client’s long-term business plan and structuring a financing package that is relevant to their current and future needs. They have helped clients secure in excess of £2 billion of finance in the last 5 years, and restructure £450m of debt in the last year.

    Much like NAFA, Arc & Co. has built a team that is knowledgeable and passionate about finance and deeply committed to getting clients the right result. Arc & Co. and NAFA develop strong business relationships worldwide,promoting the highest standards of excellence throughout the finance and aviation industries.

    For more information about Arc & Co., visit  

    About NAFA: 

    The National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the general welfare of individuals and organizations providing aircraft financing and loans secured by aircraft; to improving the industry's service to the public; and to providing our members with a forum for education and the sharing of information and knowledge to encourage the financing, leasing and insuring of general aviation aircraft. For more information about NAFA, visit