Why LeasingPilot?

The LeasingPilot team acts as your independent consultant for leasing and hire-purchase financing (including pay-per-use and vendor finance solutions). Specialising in structuring tailor-made financing solutions for companies of all sizes and credit ratings leveraging the most appropriate financing partners.   

We create unique market transparency through the combination of specialised expertise, market knowledge and modern technology. LeasingPilot stands for quality advice, transparency as well as significant time and cost savings in the financing process.   

We specialise in support for LBO companies, those in restructuring phases, corporates with investment grade or sub-investment grade, as well as SMEs. 

As a client, you benefit from highly qualified advice that goes far beyond mere product brokerage and is fully focussed on your individual needs and objectives. 

Customer situations

LBO companies

- High leverage
- SynLoan or Debt Funds financing


- High leverage,
low debt servicing capacity

(Investment Grade)

- Good credit rating, low leverage
- SynLoan, promissory note

(Sub-Investment Grade)

- Medium to weak credit rating,
higher leverage
- Structured SynLoan

Your advantages

Are you looking for personalised, detailed, independent and conflict-free advice on which leasing or hire-purchase solution is best for your company or your specific financing project?   

Are you interested in a smooth implementation or do you have questions about the impact on the balance sheet and covenants?   

Perhaps you have had bad experiences with lease financing?    

We offer you a unique combination of expertise and experience with lease financing from leaders in the fields of treasury and leveraged & corporate finance.   

With LeasingPilot at your side, you maximise benefits from the attractive opportunities that the leasing sector has in store for your company. 

Your advantages

The Team

Your advisory team is led by Stefan Sovinz and Oliver Gerstberger.  

Through 25 years in the financing sector, Stefan Sovinz has acquired extensive experience in special financing/leveraged finance from a commercial, legal and tax perspective in addition to many years as sales manager of a well-known leasing company. He has been advising on leasing and hire-purchase financing as a debt advisor since 2021 and founded LeasingPilot in 2021 as the first consultancy specialising in this financing sector in the German market.  

Oliver Gerstberger has many years of experience as a treasurer and banker. After starting his career in investment banking, he worked in various treasury positions and as Head of Treasury for both family-run and private equity-run companies and was able to gain extensive experience with lease financing as a client.  

Our goal is to make leasing and hire purchase more attractive, accessible and transparent for all parties involved - from start-ups to multinational corporations, from top investment grade creditworthiness to restructuring. 

The Team

What we offer you

LeasingPilot offers you comprehensive advice on leasing and hire-purchase financing, from support with individual projects to the provision of a complete "outsourced leasing team".  

Possible components of our advice are  

  • Realisation of the optimal financing for your new investments   
  • Generating liquidity through sale & lease-back/hire-purchase-back of existing assets  
  • Development of a holistic leasing strategy   
  • Portfolio analysis ("health check") of existing leasing contracts  
  • Setting up and managing vendor leasing solutions / "Rental as a Service" structures  
  • Other variations such as "pay per use" financing, etc.  

 We present your creditworthiness and financing project as an information memorandum and deliver this to the most suitable leasing providers so that your project can be realised at the best possible conditions.   

We also take into account the legal and tax framework and keep an eye on the latest developments, such as the interest barrier in 2024. 

What we offer you


Process flow

Product and supplier

You have already found your desired product and supplier.

Contact LeasingPilot

Contact your personal LeasingPilot consultant directly free of charge.

Create a project

Create a new project in your cockpit (in the confidential customer area) yourself or together with us, enter all the data and upload the required documents as completely as possible to the confidential virtual data room.

Preparation of the enquiry

We prepare your enquiry professionally in order to present your customer creditworthiness in the best possible way.

Enquire about financing

We know the right leasing providers for your project and request them at the same time.

Compare the best offers

You will receive suitable offers after just a few days. We analyse the offers transparently and support you with the final selection.

Conclusion of the contract

Conclude the best offer directly with the provider.

Projects on our platform

Current projects


Total volume

153,942,375.27 €

Contact / appointment
Stefan Sovinz

Your leasing adviser