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Chinese swoop on Avolon could net founder €32m

With a takeover of his aircraft leasing operation on the cards, it’s been a remarkable turnaround for Domhnal Slattery.

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

15th August, 2015

Even at a price tag north of €2 billion it isn’t the biggest takeover ever of an Irish aviation leasing and finance company. That honour goes elsewhere.

But for Domhnal Slattery, the increasing likelihood of a takeover of his five-year-old leasing business Avolon is a staggering turnaround for the businessman.

Last week, Avolon, quoted on the New York Stock Exchange, agreed to enter into an exclusivity agreement with Chinese conglomerate Bohoi Leasing that...

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