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11 | 5 | 14   NACFB AGM at the Finance Professional Show

11 | 5-7 | 14   AGLF - 34th Annual Fall Conference

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11 | 12 | 14   CFA - 70th Annual Convention

11 | 14 | 14   Legal Aspects of Aircraft Leasing and Financing


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Bullet  Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Announces More Than $1 Billion in New Real Estate Investments
Under the terms of the sale/leaseback agreement, MPT will acquire from and leaseback to MEDIAN the real estate assets of 38 rehabilitation and 2 acute care hospitals...

Bullet  Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index
September New Business Volume Up 21 Percent Year-over-year, Up 31 Percent Month-to-month, Up 8 Percent Year-to-date

Bullet  Balance Point Capital Partners Names Nathan D. Elliott as Vice President
Balance Point Capital Partners invests mezzanine and equity capital in select lower middle market companies.

Bullet  The ALTA Group Initiates The Sale Of National Machine Tool Financial Corporation
National Machine Tool Financial specializes in financing machine tools and other manufacturing equipment.

Bullet  CLP Foundation Adds 5 CLPs after Successful Maryland ILP
The CLP designation identifies an individual as a knowledgeable professional to employers, clients, customers, and peers in the equipment finance industry.

Bullet  Reducing unnecessary complexity remains a key focus of FASB
The boards agree that leases belong on the balance sheet, but the expense model the IASB favors for lessees would effectively treat all leases in the same manner, front-loading expenses by the lessee for all lease contracts.

Bullet  Equipment Leasing and Finance Association Announces New Board of Directors
Robert Rinaldi, CEO of Commercial Industrial Finance, Elected Chairman

Bullet  ELFA Establishes Equipment Finance Hall of Fame, Inducts 10 Inaugural Honorees
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has established the Equipment Finance Hall of Fame to annually recognize individuals who have made unique, significant or lasting contributions to the equipment finance industry throughout their careers.

Bullet  Lease Accounting Reform 2014: The Systems Impact for Asset Finance Lessors
CHP Consulting has produced a newly updated whitepaper on changing standards in lease accounting, to address the latest output from the IASB and FASB.

Bullet  Aircastle Appoints Christopher L. Beers as General Counsel
Aircastle Limited acquires, leases and sells commercial jet aircraft to airlines throughout the world.

Bullet  New PayNet Study Highlights Optimism for Double-Digit Originations Growth in 2015
Lenders Facing a Single Digit Growth Economy Can Add Credit Process Improvements as a Source of Added Volume

Bullet  Triangle Capital Corporation Invests $21.8 Million in PlayHaven
Triangle Capital Corporation (www.TCAP.com) invests capital in established companies in the lower middle market to fund growth, changes of control and other corporate events.

Bullet  2014 State of the Equipment Finance Industry Report Finds Strong Performance Despite Challenges
The equipment finance market is projected to reach $903 billion in 2014, according to 2014 State of the Equipment Finance Industry Report released today at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.

Bullet  GE Capital Provides $45 Million Credit Facility to Hotel Operator Bennett Hospitality
The funds will be used to refinance two hotels, an Embassy Suites and a Hampton Inn, and a parking garage, located in the historic district of Savannah, GA.

Bullet  GE Capital Leads $120 Million Senior Credit Facility for Schumacher Group
The new facility consists of a $40 million revolver and an $80 million term loan, which will be used to refinance existing debt and to fund corporate growth.

Bullet  GE Capital is Administrative Agent on $50 Million Financing for Bird Electric Enterprises, LLC
GE Capital today announced it is providing a $50 million credit facility to Bird Electric Enterprises, LLC (Bird Electric), a leading electrical services provider.

Bullet  Leasing market reaches EUR 1 bln on demand for commercial vehicles
Vehicle leasing is up 27.25 percent, to EUR 737.42 million, and nearly half of it represents heavy commercial vehicles, according to data from the Financial Societies Association.

Bullet  Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Remains Steady in October
Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 60.4, slightly better than the September index of 60.2, with survey participants indicating increasing or consistent demand tempered by U.S. economic concerns.

Bullet  KONICA MINOLTA Signs Global Leasing Framework Agreement with DLL for Global Major Account Business
DLL, a global provider of asset based financial solutions, is a fully-owned subsidiary of the Rabobank Group.

Bullet  Blackstone Adds Luxury-Jet Finance in $280 Billion Market
The fund’s creation adds Blackstone, the world’s largest alternative-asset manager, to a growing roster of lenders taking advantage of a business-aviation rally.

Bullet  PPSA treatment of leases must be clarified
The issue in question relates to the effect of a lease of goods on a security interest that has previously been granted over the goods by the lessor.

Bullet  Lease critics urge Indiana to reclaim toll road
Lawmakers in Indiana and Washington say the state should take the road back...

Bullet  Global Jet Capital Offers Wider Finance Options
Global Jet Capital (GJC), a new source of leasing and lending options for business jet transactions, starts operations this week.

Bullet  Nations Equipment Finance Completes $173M Term Debt Securitization
Nations Equipment Finance is an equipment leasing and finance business that provides middle market companies with $1 million to $50 million equipment leases and term loans.

Bullet  DeTect Introduces Leasing Program for MERLIN™ Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar Systems
DeTect, Inc. (http://www.detect-inc.com) today announced that through a partnership with a major national leasing firm...

Bullet  CG Commercial Completes $4.2mm Tax Lease For Turbine Manufacturer
The lessee is a 65 year old family run business that utilizes the equipment to manufacture complex fabricated parts for aerospace and land-based gas turbine components.

Bullet  Capital Lease Aviation Profit After Tax Revised Down After Audit
The aircraft leasing company said the profit drop was due to receiving a lower actual amount of cash than what it had anticipated from end-of-lease cash compensation from an airline customer in respect of one 25-year-old aircraft.

Bullet  GE Capital ENI (excluding cash and equivalents) at $365 bill...
GE Capital continued its strategy to decrease the size of its non-core portfolio.

Bullet  The Split Over Convergence - CFO
FASB and the IASB back away from the goal of a single global accounting language.

Bullet  GE unit arranges $200 million credit facility for California oil field
"Partnering with GE on this transaction ensured that Kern River Holdings would have the necessary capital to fund our development plans," Bob Morris, chairman of All American Oil & Gas, said in a statement.

Summit Funding Group
Summit Funding

Summit Funding Group, Inc. has amassed a high performing portfolio in excess of $1.5 billion in equipment lease and finance originations and a history of working with companies of all sizes and most industries. Built to last, we deliver peak results with equipment finance solutions in any economic cycle.

Contact: Richard Ross

LeasingWorld | Media

LeasingWorld magazine is a world leader for leasing news and analysis. It has a strong reputation for professional articles on all aspects of equipment leasing. Because we see our leasing industry as a global community, we tailor our output to satisfy the whole of the leasing world, right across the globe.

Contact: Jan Szmigin
+44(0)1905 621444

Marks & Associates
Marks & Weinberg

Marks & Associates is a law firm that focuses exclusively on equipment leasing and finance. The lawyers of our firm have significant experience in dealing with virtually every type of equipment and facility financing, have participated in equipment financings worth over a billion dollars, and are recognized throughout the industry.

Contact: Barry Marks


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