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Lease Corporation International, KKR Financial Holdings invest in helicopter leasing business

16 January 2014

Lease Corporation International and KKR Financial Holdings LLC (NYSE: KFN) said that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which KFN will invest in excess of USD100m in LCI Helicopters in exchange for a minority stake in LCIH´s common equity.

The strategic investment will allow LCIH to grow its fleet significantly and advance its leadership position in the rapidly expanding helicopter leasing business.

Lease Corporation International ( is a commercial aircraft and helicopter leasing company with offices in Dublin, London and Singapore.

KKR Financial Holdings LLC is a specialty finance company with expertise in a range of asset classes. KFN´s core business strategy is to leverage the proprietary resources of its manager with the objective of generating both current income and capital appreciation. Additional information regarding KFN is available at


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