Global aviation business ACC Aviation said it is expanding its service offerings with the appointment of in-house aviation finance specialist Viktor Berta.
Berta will be joining ACC Aviation from 15 July as vice president of its newly created Aviation Finance Practice. The appointment broadens the scope of ACC Aviation’s consultancy services.
The development will see ACC Aviation extend its consultancy offer into four different areas: aviation finance services, asset management, consulting and soon, technical services.
Berta will work between the UK and Dubai in his new role. He has eight years of aviation finance and investment management experience at DVB Bank and Erste Bank, working from their Amsterdam and London offices. Prior to the pandemic, while working as a lender, he worked with ACC Aviation’s consulting team on an aircraft financing deal.
“We agreed it was an opportune time to expand ACC Aviation’s offer to help our clients and partners navigate the changing aviation landscape. With our extended suite of services, we can now offer advice to analyse financing and leasing arrangements, restructuring existing indebtedness and sourcing new forms of financing,” said ACC chief executive officer Phil Mathews.
“We are delighted that our Board and equity partners YFM continue to back our expansion into new markets and new service offerings, enabling us to expand our capabilities and welcome Viktor to the team.”
Berta says he is looking forward to driving the move into aviation financial services and supporting the company’s rapid growth trajectory. ACC Aviation is considered one of aviation’s fastest-growing companies, entering the Financial Times’ FT1000 – top 1000 companies – for the first time this year.
“The great appeal in joining ACC Aviation is that we can offer the full platform of aircraft transaction and finance expertise under one roof. The market is facing a period of unsustainable indebtedness and stakeholders are looking at ways to restructure and refinance their balance sheets. It’s an excellent time to widen ACC’s expertise and offer it all under one consultancy. I am looking forward to talking with existing and new clients about the offering,” he said.