• Jun 6, 2019 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Grant Thornton, Dublin
  • Latest Activity: Jul 2, 2019

IIBN Dublin and Grant Thornton are delighted to host one of Ireland's leading entrepreneurs, Dómhnal Slattery, for a Keynote Presentation on Thursday, 6th June 2019.  

Dómhnal Slattery is one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing pioneers and the founding CEO of Avolon.

Established in 2010, in what was one of the largest ever private equity funded start-ups, with US$1.1 billion of initial equity, Avolon has rapidly grown to become the world’s third largest aircraft lessor

In December 2014, after just four years in existence, Avolon listed on the New York Stock Exchange in what was, at that time, the largest ever listing on the NYSE by an Irish founded company

Avolon was subsequently taken private again within eight months of listing, being sold for $7.6bn to Chinese investors, Bohai Capital, which delivered a 55% return to shareholders who invested in Avolon’s IPO

In November 2018, they announced that ORIX, a Japanese financial institution, had acquired a 30% stake in the company from Bohai Capital for US$2.2 billion

Today Avolon has an owned, managed and committed fleet of 971 aircraft, serving 153 airlines in 61 countries. It employs over 250 people in six different countries

Dómhnal started his aviation finance career in GPA in 1989. In 1994, he left to establish International Aviation Management Group (IAMG), which he rapidly established as one of leading aviation finance advisory houses for the world’s airlines. This success was identified by the Royal Bank of Scotland Group who acquired IAMG as the launch platform for RBS Aviation Capital, led by Dómhnal as CEO. Dómhnal successfully built the RBS Aviation Capital business, now owned by SMBC Aviation, into the then third largest aviation finance business in the world. He has done the very same with Avolon.

A native of Clare, Domhnal is a graduate of NUI Galway.


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IIBN would like to thank Grant Thornton for hosting this event at their impressive new office on the Quays.


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