Our history dates back to 1998 when the company was founded as EastMerchant GmbH by enthusiastic industry professionals. From the very beginning, EastMerchant was able to position itself as one of the leading specialists for investment and financing solutions in the aviation industry, especially in the segment of structured leasing transactions and asset investments.
In 2000, EastMerchant successfully initiated the spin-off of a team of experienced closed-end fund specialists and thus created SachsenFonds GmbH. As an underwriter for closed-end funds, we established ourselves amongst the top ten within the sector in a short period of time with aircraft investments over EUR 1.1 bn.
EastMerchant Capital GmbH emerged in its current form in 2009 in the course of a management buy-out. This positioned the company as an aviation industry expert and independent consultant, offering the complete value chain of a transaction.
In 2017, the company and its partners created a fully integrated, international aircraft lessor through a cross-shareholding with Crianza Aviation. This provides the foundation for EastMerchant’s third decade of success.