Founded in 2014, Shearwater Aero Capital offers a variety of business aviation-related services. Our highly experienced team has the knowledge and skill to lead you through the process of financing an aircraft, sourcing funds for your industry related business, or providing USPAP compliant appraisals.

Asset Based Loans & Leases

We are a private finance company offering asset based financing on business jet aircraft for clients across the globe. 

We act as a direct lender with our funds coming from our private investors comprised of Family Offices and HNWI. As a result, we are not burdened with the regulations that Banks or larger Financial Institutions face and pride ourselves on being flexible and structuring deals to comply with our clients needs as much as possible. 

We offer the following financing structures:

  • Asset Based or Limited Recourse Loans

Using the aircraft as collateral with a down payment we can finance from application to closing in as little as 4 weeks.

  • Operating Leases

We offer wet and dry leasing options on business jets and turbo props in mature and emerging markets.

  • Pre-Delivery Payment Financing

We offer pre-delivery payment financing to increase liquidity through progress payments when purchasing a new aircraft.

  • Bridge Financing

We can provide short-term financing quickly with no prepayment penalties to help maintain liquidity while looking for a long-term solution.

Bespoke Capital Advisory

We provide sell-side and buy-side M&A advice and financing solutions to leading aerospace and aviation businesses. Our mission is to provide superior results for our clients.

Shearwater Aero Capital provides mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, valuation opinions and general financial and strategic advisory services to the aerospace and aviation sectors. We partner with middle-market, high-growth companies and their respective investors, boards and shareholders. We advise large and sophisticated investors looking to gain a foothold or grow their presence in the aerospace and aviation markets. 

We leverage our corporate finance insight, industry expertise and deep network of relationships to optimally position the businesses our clients have carefully built to date. We value the longevity of our client relationships, helping clients grow from start-up companies to important players that influence the competitive dynamics of the transportation sectors. Before embarking on an engagement, we ensure that we fully understand our clients' strategic objectives and our clients fully understand the dynamics and duration of the transaction process, the potentially interested strategic and financial buyers and investors as well as the anticipated valuation ranges.

Appraisals, Valuation and Expert Witness Services


Since launching Shearwater Aero Capital nearly 4 years ago we have focused our attention on providing privately funded asset-based loans on business aircraft. As asset-based financiers, we needed to become experts in aircraft valuation. Along our way we have helped an increasing number of partner institutions and companies with their appraisal and aircraft valuation needs. A recent increase in demand for these specific services have encouraged us to launch Shearwater Appraisal Services to better serve our existing appraisal clients. We are now able to provide specific appraisal services for all of our existing and new clientele. Please visit our sister site or contact us to learn more about what we can do to help you.