Amedeo’s ‘live’ associate raises £202 million equity in $1 billion launch
Public equity leasing specialist Mark Lapidus has launched another A380 publicly-listed vehicle on the London Stock Exchange, aimed at raising funds for four super jumbos. Lapidus was the driving force behind the three Doric Nimrod Aviation (DNA 1, 2 and 3) vehicles which give investors access to a fixed term investment in A380s on lease to Emirates. The latest move from Lapidus has seen the launch of Amedeo Air Four Plus(AA4plus), which is the company’s first publicly-listed open-ended aircraft vehicle (a ‘permanent side car to co-invest in our activities’ in Lapidus’ own words), listed on the London Stock Exchange. Aviation Finance’s John Stanley spoke with Lapidus about his plans for AA4plus, the DNA transactions and the transition from Doric to Amedeo.