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SkyWorks Announces Q3 2017 Activities

Greenwich, CT.
October 18, 2017 -

SkyWorks Holdings today announced transactions and activities performed during Q3 2017 for its Asset Management, Investment Banking, & Management Consulting Groups.

SkyWorks Announces Q3 2017 Activities

Greenwich, CT.
October 18, 2017 -

SkyWorks Holdings today announced transactions and activities performed during Q3 2017 for its Asset Management, Investment Banking, & Management Consulting Groups.
 
Asset Management Group Activities:
Asset Management Services, provided through SkyWorks Leasing, included transactions for 18 aircraft and additional services as follows:
  • On behalf of a U.S. investor, SkyWorks arranged the sale of two A330-300 aircraft currently on lease to Asiana.
  • On behalf of a U.S. investor, SkyWorks arranged the sale of three A320-200 aircraft on lease to Delta Air Lines.
  • On behalf of a U.S. investor, SkyWorks arranged the sale of ten A319 aircraft on lease to American Airlines.
  • On behalf of Alaska Airlines, SkyWorks arranged the lease return and subsequent sale of two CRJ-700 aircraft.
  • On behalf of Modern Logistics, a Brazilian 3PL and air freight operator, SkyWorks sourced and arranged an operating lease for one 737-400SF.
 
Investment Banking & Management Consulting Group Activities:
Investment Banking and Management Consulting Services, provided through SkyWorks Capital, included the following:
  • On behalf of Aeromexico, SkyWorks arranged a combination PDP/SLB financing with a major operating lessor for five 737 MAX 8 aircraft delivering between 2018 and 2020. SkyWorks continues to serve as arranger and advisor to Aeromexico on PDP/SLB financings for additional 737 MAX aircraft.
  • On behalf of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, SkyWorks arranged approximately $125 million of senior secured debt backed by six 767F aircraft with a Japanese commercial bank, and acted as advisor in respect of the senior secured debt financing of one 767F aircraft with a U.S. commercial bank.
  • SkyWorks continues to serve as arranger and advisor to Atlas for additional 767F aircraft it is acquiring.
  • SkyWorks continued to serve as arranger/advisor to Delta Air Lines under a 2017 engagement to arrange sale and leaseback financing for narrowbody aircraft (a combination of A321s and 737-900ERs). During the quarter, seven aircraft closings were completed (4 A321-200s and 3 737-900ERs).
  • SkyWorks provided fleet- and network-related advisory services to an Asia Pacific flag carrier, a European flag carrier, and a Caribbean flag carrier. SkyWorks continued to provide due diligence and debt restructuring advisory services to a Middle East investor.
  • SkyWorks was engaged by a Middle East investor to provide strategic advisory services.
  • SkyWorks was engaged by a bank group to provide investment advisory services with respect to an aircraft subject to an operating lease.
  • SkyWorks was engaged by an operating lessor to arrange debt financings for one 777-300ER and one 737-800 aircraft that it is acquiring.
 
About SkyWorks Holdings, LLC:
SkyWorks Holdings provides a full complement of asset management, investment banking, and management consulting services globally to the aviation industry through its subsidiaries SkyWorks Leasing and SkyWorks Capital. SkyWorks Leasing, which operates the firm’s Asset Management Group, is a leading independent aircraft remarketing firm and provides turnkey third-party portfolio asset management, remarketing, and technical advisory services for owners and operators of commercial aircraft. SkyWorks Capital, which operates the firm’s Investment Banking and Management Consulting Groups, is a premier aviation advisory and investment banking firm founded in 2002.
SkyWorks has performed services encompassing over 10% of the global commercial jet fleet. SkyWorks has advised on aircraft order campaigns for over 1,100 aircraft; arranged lease and debt financing of more than $20 Billion; performed asset management and servicing on over 150 aircraft with over 80 aircraft currently under management; remarketed and traded over 250 aircraft; undertaken portfolio and M&A related evaluations on
over 2,600 aircraft; performed restructuring advisory in connection with more than 1,800 aircraft; and provided network and fleet planning advisory encompassing 300 aircraft.
SkyWorks operates globally with offices in Greenwich, CT., Dublin, and Singapore, and with senior team members located in additional regions around the world.
SkyWorks is headquartered at 283 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT. 06830, Tel. 203-983-6677.
www.skyworkscapital.com
 
Contacts:
Anders Hebrand
Managing Director & Head of Asset Management
+1 (203) 983-6683
Matthew Landess
Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking
+1 (303) 663-6630
Scott Gibson
Managing Director & Head of Management Consulting
+1 (203) 983-6685
SkyWorks Announces Q3 2017 Activities
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SkyWorks Co-Founder and Managing Director Publishes Article in Jetrader, Autumn 2017 Edition

Greenwich, CT.
October 02, 2017 -

Steven T. Gaal, Managing Director & Co-Founder of SkyWorks Holdings, LLC, in his article “Examining Aviation Finance”, discusses the need for more robust approaches to measurement of risk-adjusted returns from aircraft leasing investments. 

SkyWorks Co-Founder and Managing Director Publishes Article in Jetrader, Autumn 2017 Edition

Greenwich, CT.
October 02, 2017 -

 
Steven T. Gaal, Managing Director & Co-Founder of SkyWorks Holdings, LLC, in his article “Examining Aviation Finance”, discusses the need for more robust approaches to measurement of risk-adjusted returns from aircraft leasing investments. Gaal makes the case that leases of commercial aircraft that are of similar age and liquidity profiles to similar counterparty credits can yield material differences in investment outcomes should a default by the underlying credit occur. He argues for more protections in operating leases depending on the particular facts and circumstances at hand. An electronic version of the article can be found at the following URL:
 
About SkyWorks Holdings, LLC:
SkyWorks Holdings provides a full complement of asset management, investment banking, and management consulting services globally to the aviation industry through its subsidiaries SkyWorks Leasing and SkyWorks Capital. SkyWorks Leasing, which operates the firm’s Asset Management Group, is a leading independent aircraft remarketing firm and provides turnkey third-party portfolio asset management, remarketing, and technical advisory services for owners and operators of commercial aircraft. SkyWorks Capital, which operates the firm’s Investment Banking and Management Consulting Groups, is a premier aviation advisory and investment banking firm founded in 2002.
 
SkyWorks has performed services encompassing over 10% of the global commercial jet fleet. SkyWorks has advised on aircraft order campaigns for over 1,100 aircraft; arranged lease and debt financing of more than $20 Billion; performed asset management and servicing on over 150 aircraft with over 80 aircraft currently under management; remarketed and traded over 250 aircraft; undertaken portfolio and M&A related evaluations on over 2,600 aircraft; performed restructuring advisory in connection with more than 1,800 aircraft; and provided network and fleet planning advisory encompassing 300 aircraft.
SkyWorks operates globally with offices in Greenwich, CT., Dublin, and Singapore, and with senior team members located in additional regions around the world.
 
SkyWorks is headquartered at 283 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT. 06830, Tel. 203-983-6677.
 
Contacts:
Anders Hebrand
Managing Director & Head of Asset Management
+1 (203) 983-6683
 
Matthew Landess
Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking
+1 (303) 663-6630
 
Scott Gibson
Managing Director & Head of Management Consulting
+1 (203) 983-6685
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SkyWorks Announces Q2 2017 Activities

Greenwich, CT
July 20, 2017 -

SkyWorks Holdings today announced transactions and activities performed during Q2 2017 for its Asset Management, Investment Banking & Management Consulting Groups.

SkyWorks Announces Q2 2017 Activities

Greenwich, CT
July 20, 2017 -

SkyWorks Holdings today announced transactions and activities performed during Q2 2017 for its Asset Management, Investment Banking & Management Consulting Groups.
 
Asset Management Group Activities:
 
Asset Management Services, provided through SkyWorks Leasing, included transactions and additional
services as follows:
  • SkyWorks was retained by Modern Logistics, a Brazilian logistics company, to source B737F aircraft and to arrange a sale lease-back on one B737-400F.
  • SkyWorks advised a U.S.-based investor on the acquisition of one A319 and one A320 aircraft on lease to American Airlines, for which it has assumed management responsibilities.
  • On behalf of a U.S. investor, SkyWorks provided investment analysis for 10 aircraft of which one A320 and one B777-300ER are currently under purchase LoI’s. SkyWorks has also been retained to remarket the following aircraft:
  • Four B777-200ER aircraft, available for sale or lease in 2018/19.
  • One B737-700 aircraft, available for sale or lease in 2018.
 
Investment Banking & Management Consulting Group Activities:
 
Investment Banking and Management Consulting Services, provided through SkyWorks Capital, included the
following:
  • On behalf of Air Canada, SkyWorks arranged JOLCO financing for two further 787-9 aircraft delivered by Boeing. These were the final two aircraft in a series of four 787 JOLCOs, being the first-ever JOLCO deals for Air Canada and in Canada. For the first of these aircraft, Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing underwrote the equity investment and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation provided the debt portion of the financing. For the second aircraft, FPG, advised by BNP Paribas, underwrote the equity, IBJ Leasing Company Limited provided a junior loan and BNP Paribas, Credit Industriel et Commercial and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank provided the senior debt portion of the financing.
  • On behalf of a confidential client, SkyWorks arranged 2 separate senior secured debt facilities backed by 767F aircraft with two different commercial banks.
  • On behalf of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, SkyWorks acted as Financial Advisor in respect of its $289mm public offering of convertible notes.
  • SkyWorks was engaged by a European flag carrier to provide fleet- and network-related advisory services.
  • SkyWorks provided fleet- and network-related advisory services to a Caribbean flag carrier. SkyWorks provided fleet- and network-related advisory services to an Asia Pacific flag carrier. SkyWorks provided due diligence and debt restructuring advisory services to a Middle East investor.
  • SkyWorks continued to serve as arranger/advisor to Delta Air Lines under a 2016 engagement to arrange sale and leaseback financing for 22 narrowbody aircraft (a combination of A321s and 737-900ERs) and three A330s. During the quarter, three aircraft closings were completed.
  • SkyWorks continued to serve as an advisor to the Unsecured Creditors Committee in the Republic Airways Chapter 11 Bankruptcy restructuring. The assignment was completed with Republic’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy effective on May 1, 2017.
 
About SkyWorks Holdings, LLC:
 
SkyWorks Holdings provides a full complement of asset management, investment banking, and management consulting services globally to the aviation industry through its subsidiaries SkyWorks Leasing and SkyWorks Capital. SkyWorks Leasing, which operates the firm’s Asset Management Group, is a leading independent aircraft remarketing firm and provides turnkey third-party portfolio asset management, remarketing, and technical advisory services for owners and operators of commercial aircraft. SkyWorks Capital, which operates the firm’s Investment Banking and Management Consulting Groups, is a premier aviation advisory and investment banking firm founded in 2002.
 
SkyWorks has performed services encompassing over 10% of the global commercial jet fleet. SkyWorks has advised on aircraft order campaigns for over 1,100 aircraft; arranged lease and debt financing of more than $20 Billion; performed asset management and servicing on over 150 aircraft with over 80 aircraft currently under management; remarketed and traded over 250 aircraft; undertaken portfolio and M&A related evaluations on over 2,600 aircraft; performed restructuring advisory in connection with more than 1,800 aircraft; and provided network and fleet planning advisory encompassing 300 aircraft.
SkyWorks operates globally with offices in Greenwich, CT., Dublin, and Singapore, and with senior team members located in additional regions around the world.
 
SkyWorks is headquartered at 283 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT. 06830, Tel. 203-983-6677.
Contacts:
Anders Hebrand
Managing Director & Head of Asset Management
+1 (203) 983-6683
Matthew Landess
Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking
+1 (303) 663-6630
Scott Gibson
Managing Director & Head of Management Consulting
+1 (203) 983-6685 
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SkyWorks Recognized for “Tax Lease Deal of the Year” by Airfinance Journal

Greenwich, CT.
May 19, 2017 -

SkyWorks Capital, LLC played a key role in advising Aeromexico on its first ever JOLCO financing which has received the Airfinance Journal award for 2016 Tax Lease Deal of the Year. This award represents a key achievement for Aeromexico.

SkyWorks Recognized for “Tax Lease Deal of the Year” by Airfinance Journal

Greenwich, CT.
May 19, 2017 -

SkyWorks Capital, LLC played a key role in advising Aeromexico on its first ever JOLCO financing which has received the Airfinance Journal award for 2016 Tax Lease Deal of the Year. This award represents a key achievement for Aeromexico. The transaction involved the first JOLCO lease of a wide body aircraft to a Latin America carrier and served to enhance Aeromexico’s reputation in the Japanese tax based lease market SkyWorks was thrilled to work with Aeromexico on such a sophisticated and complex transaction. The SkyWorks team was led by Colum Carr and Matthew Landess. Airfinance Journal is a print and online resource covering the latest news, analysis and exclusive interviews on aircraft financing transactions. The Airfinance Journal awards recognize significant transactions in the aviation finance industry.

About SkyWorks Holdings, LLC:

SkyWorks Holdings provides a full complement of asset management, investment banking, and management consulting services globally to the aviation industry through its subsidiaries SkyWorks Leasing and SkyWorks Capital. SkyWorks Leasing, which operates the firm’s Asset Management Group, is a leading independent aircraft remarketing firm and provides turnkey third-party portfolio asset management, remarketing, and technical advisory services for owners and operators of commercial aircraft. SkyWorks Capital, which operates the firm’s Investment Banking and Management Consulting Groups, is a premier aviation advisory and investment banking firm founded in 2002.

SkyWorks has performed services encompassing over 10% of the global commercial jet fleet. SkyWorks has advised on aircraft order campaigns for over 1,100 aircraft; arranged lease and debt financing of more than $20 Billion; performed asset management and servicing on over 150 aircraft with over 80 aircraft currently under management; remarketed and traded over 250 aircraft; undertaken portfolio and M&A related evaluations on over 2,600 aircraft; performed restructuring advisory in connection with more than 1,800 aircraft; and provided network and fleet planning advisory encompassing 300 aircraft.

SkyWorks operates globally with offices in Greenwich, CT., Dublin, and Singapore, and with senior team members located in additional regions around the world.

SkyWorks is headquartered at 283 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT. 06830, Tel. 203-983-6677. www.skyworkscapital.com

Contacts:

Anders Hebrand Managing Director & Head of Asset Management +1 (203) 983-6683

Matthew Landess Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking +1 (303) 663-6630

Scott Gibson Managing Director & Head of Management Consulting +1 (203) 983-6685

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SkyWorks Announces Q1 2017 Activities

Greenwich, CT. April 10, 2017
April 12, 2017 -

SkyWorks Holdings today announced transactions and activities performed during Q1 2017 for its Asset Management, Investment Banking & Management Consulting Groups. 

SkyWorks Announces Q1 2017 Activities

Greenwich, CT. April 10, 2017
April 12, 2017 -

SkyWorks Holdings today announced transactions and activities performed during Q1 2017 for its Asset Management, Investment Banking & Management Consulting Groups.

Asset Management Group Activities:

Asset Management Services, provided through SkyWorks Leasing, included transactions for 34 aircraft and additional services as follows: 

  • SkyWorks sourced and advised a U.S. based investor on the acquisition of one A319 aircraft on lease to American Airlines. 
  • SkyWorks arranged the sale of a portfolio of 10 A319 aircraft on lease to American Airlines on behalf of a U.S. investor. 
  • SkyWorks arranged extensions of the leases for two A320s with Bangkok Airways on behalf of a U.S. based investor.
  • SkyWorks arranged the sale of five ERJ145LRs in connection with United Airlines lease expiries on behalf of a U.S. based investor.
  • On behalf of a U.S. investor, SkyWorks provided investment analysis for 16 aircraft.
  • SkyWorks has also been retained to remarket the following aircraft:
  • Three 2002/3-vintage A330-200s, available immediately for sale or lease. 
  • Five 1998-2000-vintage DHC8-300s, available for sale or lease in July 2017.
  • Two 1992-vintage B767-300ER aircraft, available for sale in November and December 2017.
  • One 1996-vintage B757-200, available immediately for sale or lease. 

For information on these aircraft, please contact Johan Claesson at jclaesson@skyworksleasing.com.

 

Investment Banking & Management Consulting Group Activities:

 

Investment Banking and Management Consulting Services, provided through SkyWorks Capital, included the following: 

  • On behalf of AeroMexico, SkyWorks arranged a JOLCO for the third 787-9 aircraft delivered by Boeing to AeroMexico (MSN 43861). Yamasa provided the equity financing, Commerzbank was the Facility Agent and NTT Finance, JA Mitsui, IBJ Leasing and Showa Leasing were lenders.
  • On behalf of Air Canada, SkyWorks arranged JOLCO financing for two 787-9 aircraft delivered by Boeing. The landmark transactions were the first-ever JOLCO deals for Air Canada and in Canada. For the first aircraft, Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing underwrote the equity investment and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation provided the debt portion of the financing. For the second aircraft, FPG, advised by FPG-AIM, underwrote the equity and DVB Bank SE and Mega International Commercial Bank provided the debt portion of the financing.
  • On behalf of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, SkyWorks arranged a three-year $150 million secured revolving credit facility for general corporate purposes, including financing the acquisition and conversion of 767 aircraft prior to obtaining permanent financing for them.
  • On behalf of Air Greenland, SkyWorks completed a comparative evaluation of different widebody replacement alternatives for its A330-200 aircraft.
  • SkyWorks was engaged by a Caribbean flag carrier to provide fleet- and network-related advisory services.
  • SkyWorks was engaged by an Asia Pacific flag carrier to provide fleet- and network-related advisory services.
  • SkyWorks was engaged by a Middle East investor to provide due diligence and debt restructuring advisory services.
  • SkyWorks continued to serve as arranger/advisor to Delta Air Lines under a 2016 engagement to arrange sale and leaseback financing for 22 narrowbody aircraft (a combination of A321s and 737-900ERs) and three A330s.  During the quarter, five aircraft closings were completed.
  • SkyWorks continued to serve as an advisor to the Unsecured Creditors Committee in the Republic Airways Chapter 11 Bankruptcy restructuring.
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About SkyWorks Holdings, LLC:

SkyWorks Holdings provides a full complement of asset management, investment banking, and management consulting services globally to the aviation industry through its subsidiaries SkyWorks Leasing and SkyWorks Capital. SkyWorks Leasing, which operates the firm’s Asset Management Group, is a leading independent aircraft remarketing firm and provides turnkey third-party portfolio asset management, remarketing, and technical advisory services for owners and operators of commercial aircraft.  SkyWorks Capital, which operates the firm’s Investment Banking and Management Consulting Groups, is a premier aviation advisory and investment banking firm founded in 2002.

SkyWorks has performed services encompassing over 10% of the global commercial jet fleet.  SkyWorks has advised on aircraft order campaigns for over 1,100 aircraft; arranged lease and debt financing of more than $20 Billion; performed asset management and servicing on over 150 aircraft with over 80 aircraft currently under management; remarketed and traded over 250 aircraft; undertaken portfolio and M&A related evaluations on over 2,600 aircraft; performed restructuring advisory in connection with more than 1,800 aircraft; and provided network and fleet planning advisory encompassing 300 aircraft.

SkyWorks operates globally with offices in Greenwich, CT., Dublin, and Singapore, and with senior team members located in additional regions around the world. 

SkyWorks is headquartered at 283 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT. 06830, Tel. 203-983-6677.  HYPERLINK "http://www.skyworkscapital.com" www.skyworkscapital.com

Contacts:

Anders Hebrand

Managing Director & Head of Asset Management

+1 (203) 983-6683

 

Matthew Landess

Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking

+1 (303) 663-6630

 

Scott Gibson

Managing Director & Head of Management Consulting

+1 (203) 983-6685

 

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SkyWorks Announces Q4 2016 Activities

Greenwich, CT
January 25, 2017 -

SkyWorks Holdings today announced transactions and activities performed during Q4 2016 for its Asset Management, Investment Banking & Management Consulting Groups.

SkyWorks Announces Q4 2016 Activities

Greenwich, CT
January 25, 2017 -

SkyWorks Holdings today announced transactions and activities performed during Q4 2016 for its Asset Management, Investment Banking & Management Consulting Groups.

Asset Management Group Activities

Asset Management Services, provided through SkyWorks Leasing, included transactions for 19 aircraft and additional services as follows:

  • On behalf of Perilune Group and SHZ Aviation, SkyWorks arranged the sale and the transfer of the related financing of nine 2013-14 vintage A319s (s/n’s 5327, 6085, 6154, 6263, 6277, 6310, 6349, 6384 and 6393) on lease to American Airlines to a Dublin, Ireland-based lessor.
  • On behalf of a U.S. investor, SkyWorks arranged the acquisition of two A320-200 aircraft on lease to American Airlines. Both aircraft were added to SkyWorks’ portfolio of aircraft under management.
  • On behalf of a U.S. investor, SkyWorks arranged the sale of four 737-300 aircraft with stub leases to Southwest Airlines.
  • On behalf of a U.S. investor, SkyWorks arranged the sale of one MD-11F aircraft and one A300-600F aircraft on lease to FedEx.On behalf of a U.S. investor, SkyWorks arranged the sale of two A319 aircraft on lease to American Airlines and one 757-200 on lease to United Airlines.
  • On behalf of a U.S. investor, SkyWorks provided investment analysis for a portfolio containing 56 aircraft.

Investment Banking & Management Consulting Group Activities

Investment Banking and Management Consulting Services, provided through SkyWorks Capital, included the following:

  • On behalf of AeroMexico, SkyWorks arranged financing for the second 787-9 aircraft delivered by Boeing to AeroMexico.                                         
  • On behalf of a confidential client, SkyWorks arranged a $150 mm Revolving Credit Facility.                                      
  • SkyWorks concluded its engagement as an advisor to GOL in the successful out-of-court restructuring of its existing fleet-related lease obligations.                                         
  • SkyWorks completed an assignment serving as advisor to a confidential operator in its trans-Atlantic joint venture negotiations.                                               
  • SkyWorks advised Fiji Airways on the acquisition of five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and their subsequent sale and leaseback agreements with GECAS.
  • SkyWorks provided strategic advisory services to a top 10 aircraft operating lessor.                                           
  • SkyWorks continued to serve as an arranger/advisor to Delta in the SLB of 17 narrowbody aircraft (a combination of A321s and 737-900ERs) and three A330s. During the quarter, eight aircraft closings were completed with two different lessors.                                  
  • SkyWorks continued to serve as an advisor to the Unsecured Creditors Committee in the Republic Airways Chapter 11 Bankruptcy restructuring, focusing on evaluating the go forward business plan (capacity purchase agreements, fleet, cost structure) and plan of reorganization matters.                                                
  • SkyWorks was engaged by a European flag carrier to provide fleet-related advisory services.

About SkyWorks Holdings, LLC:

SkyWorks Holdings provides a full complement of asset management, investment banking, and management consulting services globally to the aviation industry through its subsidiaries SkyWorks Leasing and SkyWorks Capital. SkyWorks Leasing, which operates the firm’s Asset Management Group, is a leading independent aircraft remarketing firm and provides turnkey third-party portfolio asset management, remarketing, and technical advisory services for owners and operators of commercial aircraft. SkyWorks Capital, which operates the firm’s Investment Banking and Management Consulting Groups, is a premier aviation advisory and investment banking firm founded in 2002.              

SkyWorks has performed services encompassing over 10% of the global commercial jet fleet. SkyWorks has advised on aircraft order campaigns for over 1,100 aircraft; arranged lease and debt financing of more than $20 Billion; performed asset management and servicing on over 150 aircraft with over 80 aircraft currently under management; remarketed and traded over 250 aircraft; undertaken portfolio and M&A related evaluations on over 2,600 aircraft; performed restructuring advisory in connection with more than 1,800 aircraft; and provided network and fleet planning advisory encompassing 300 aircraft.

SkyWorks operates globally with offices in Greenwich, CT., Dublin, and Singapore, and with senior team members located in additional regions around the world.

SkyWorks is headquartered at 283 Greenwich Ave., 4th Floor, Greenwich, CT. 06830, Tel. 203-983-6677. 
www.skyworkscapital.com 

Contacts: 

Anders Hebrand Managing Director & Head of Asset Management 
+1 (203) 983-6683 

Matthew Landess Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking 
+1 (303) 663-6630 

Scott Gibson Managing Director & Head of Management Consulting 
+1 (203) 983-6685 

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SkyWorks Announces Q3 2016 Activities

Greenwich, CT
November 05, 2016 -

SkyWorks Holdings today announced transactions and activities performed during Q3 2016 for its Asset Management, Investment Banking & Management Consulting Groups.

SkyWorks Announces Q3 2016 Activities

Greenwich, CT
November 05, 2016 -

SkyWorks Holdings today announced transactions and activities performed during Q3 2016 for its Asset Management, Investment Banking & Management Consulting Groups. 

Asset Management Group Activities 

Asset Management Services, provided through SkyWorks Leasing, included the following: 

  • On behalf of a U.S. investor, SkyWorks arranged the acquisition of one B737-700 on lease to Southwest Airlines. SkyWorks has been retained to manage the aircraft on behalf of the buyer. 
  • On behalf of two U.S. investors, SkyWorks arranged the lease extensions of five A320s on lease to United Airlines. 
  • On behalf of various investor clients, SkyWorks arranged for Letters of Intent pertaining to the sale of 21 aircraft in four separate transactions (A319s, B737s, B757s and ERJ145s) as well as the acquisition of two A320s, all expecting to close in Q4 2016. 
  • SkyWorks has also recently been retained by NXT Capital to remarket one E175LR aircraft (s/n's 17000231) for immediate sale or lease. For information, please contact Johan Claesson jclaesson@skyworksleasing.com

Investment Banking & Management Consulting Group Activities 

Investment Banking and Management Consulting Services, provided through SkyWorks Capital, included the following: 

  • SkyWorks arranged financing, on behalf of AeroMexico, for the delivery of the first new 787-9 aircraft delivered by Boeing to AeroMexico. 
  • SkyWorks continued to serve as an arranger/advisor to Delta in the SLB of 17 narrowbody aircraft (a combination of A321s and 737-900ERs) and three A330s. During the quarter, nine aircraft closings were completed with three different lessors. 
  • SkyWorks was engaged as an advisor in trans-Atlantic joint venture negotiations to a confidential operator. 
  • SkyWorks was engaged as a strategic advisor to a top 10 aircraft operating lessor. 
  • SkyWorks continued to serve as an advisor to GOL in the out-of-court restructuring of its existing fleet-related lease obligations, as part of the company's overall restructuring process. 
  • SkyWorks continued to serve as an advisor to the Unsecured Creditors' Committee in the Republic Airways Chapter 11 Bankruptcy restructuring, focusing on evaluating the go forward business plan (capacity purchase agreements, fleet, cost structure) and claims. 

About SkyWorks Holdings, LLC: 
SkyWorks Holdings provides a full complement of asset management, investment banking, and management consulting services globally to the aviation industry through its subsidiaries SkyWorks Leasing and SkyWorks Capital. SkyWorks Leasing, which operates the firm’s Asset Management Group, is a leading independent aircraft remarketing firm and provides turnkey third-party portfolio asset management, remarketing, and technical advisory services for owners and operators of commercial aircraft. SkyWorks Capital, which operates the firm’s Investment Banking and Management Consulting Groups, is a premier aviation advisory and investment banking firm founded in 2002. 

SkyWorks has performed services encompassing over 10% of the global commercial jet fleet. SkyWorks has advised on aircraft order campaigns for over 1,100 aircraft; arranged lease and debt financing of more than $20 Billion; performed asset management and servicing on over 150 aircraft with over 80 aircraft currently under management; remarketed and traded over 250 aircraft; undertaken portfolio and M&A related evaluations on over 2,600 aircraft; performed restructuring advisory in connection with more than 1,800 aircraft; and provided network and fleet planning advisory encompassing 300 aircraft. 

SkyWorks operates globally with offices in Greenwich, CT., Dublin, and Hong Kong, and with senior team members located in additional regions around the world. 

SkyWorks is headquartered at 283 Greenwich Ave., 4th Floor, Greenwich, CT. 06830, Tel. 203-983-6677. 
www.skyworkscapital.com 

Contacts: 

Anders Hebrand Managing Director & Head of Asset Management 
+1 (203) 983-6683 

Matthew Landess Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking 
+1 (303) 663-6630 

Scott Gibson Managing Director & Head of Management Consulting 
+1 (203) 983-6685 

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SkyWorks Announces Q2 2016 Activities

Greenwich, CT
September 08, 2016 -

SkyWorks Holdings today announced transactions and activities performed during Q2 2016 for its Asset Management, Investment Banking & Management Consulting Groups. 

SkyWorks Announces Q2 2016 Activities

Greenwich, CT
September 08, 2016 -

SkyWorks Holdings today announced transactions and activities performed during Q2 2016 for its Asset Management, Investment Banking & Management Consulting Groups. 

Asset Management Group Activities 

Asset Management Services, provided through SkyWorks Leasing, involved 20 aircraft in Q2 2016 and included the following: 

On behalf of Finnair, SkyWorks arranged the sale of one A340-300 removed from service. 

On behalf of a U.S. Investor, SkyWorks arranged the sale of two B737-700s on lease to United Airlines. 

On behalf of SAS, SkyWorks arranged the sale of three MD90s to Delta Air Lines. These were the final deliveries originating from multiple sales transactions between SAS and Delta starting in 2010, all arranged by SkyWorks, encompassing eight MD90s, 23 MD80s, three B717s and 10 JT8D-217C engines. 

On behalf of a U.S. Investor, SkyWorks sourced and arranged the acquisition of one A319 and two A320s on lease to Bangkok Airways. SkyWorks has been retained to manage the aircraft on behalf of the buyer. 

On behalf of a U.S. Investor, SkyWorks arranged the sale of one B767-300ER to Colt Transportes Aereos, Brazil. The aircraft will be operated on ACMI lease for the Brazilian Air Force. 

On behalf of a U.S. Investor, SkyWorks arranged the lease returns of four B737-400s from Alaska Airlines. Two of the aircraft were subsequently placed on lease to Safair, South Africa. 

On behalf of a U.S. Investor, SkyWorks arranged the sale of one B737-700 and five B737-800 on lease to United Airlines. 

SkyWorks has also recently been retained by Alaska Airlines to remarket two CRJ700 aircraft (s/n's 10205 and 10246) for immediate sale or lease. For information, please contact Johan Claesson jclaesson@skyworksleasing.com

Investment Banking & Management Consulting Group Activities 

Investment Banking and Management Consulting Services, provided through SkyWorks Capital, included the following: 

SkyWorks was engaged to serve as an arranger/ advisor to Atlas Air in the financing of 20 767 freighter aircraft related to Atlas Air's contract with Amazon. 

Together with InterVISTAS, SkyWorks was engaged to serve as an advisor to Fastjet in the ongoing review of its business plan. The project includes an evaluation of the economic performance (revenue and cost) of aircraft alternatives, including transition costs and tasks should a new type be inducted. 

SkyWorks continued to serve as an arranger/ advisor to AeroMexico in the SLB and PDP financing of 10 737 MAX aircraft. 

SkyWorks continued to serve as an arranger/ advisor to AeroMexico in the JOLCO financing of 787-9 aircraft. 

SkyWorks continued to serve as an arranger/ advisor to Air Canada in the JOLCO financing of 787-9 aircraft. 

SkyWorks continued to serve as an arranger/ advisor to Delta in the SLB of 17 narrowbody aircraft (a combination of A321s and 737-900ERs) and three A330s, all delivering in 2016. Some of the financings have already closed while others are in documentation. 

SkyWorks continued to serve as an advisor to Fiji Airways in its evaluation of a potential narrowbody fleet upgrade from current NG aircraft to newer and possibly new engine technology aircraft; SkyWorks is also currently engaged to source five replacement narrowbody aircraft for Fiji. 

SkyWorks continued to serve as an advisor to GOL in the out-of-court restructuring of its existing fleet-related lease obligations, as part of the company's overall restructuring process. 

SkyWorks continued to serve as an advisor to the Unsecured Creditors' Committee in the Republic Airways Chapter 11 Bankruptcy restructuring, focusing on evaluating the go forward business plan (capacity purchase agreements, fleet, cost structure) and claims. 

About SkyWorks Holdings, LLC: 

SkyWorks Holdings provides a full complement of asset management, investment banking, and management consulting services globally to the aviation industry through its subsidiaries SkyWorks Leasing and SkyWorks Capital. SkyWorks has performed services encompassing over 10% of the global commercial jet fleet. 

SkyWorks Leasing, which operates the firm’s Asset Management Group, is a premier independent aircraft remarketing firm and provides turnkey third-party portfolio asset management, remarketing, and technical advisory services for owners and operators of commercial aircraft. SkyWorks Leasing currently manages a diverse portfolio of over 100 aircraft, including ERJ’s, CRJ’s, Airbus A319/320s and A300-600Fs, Boeing 737NGs, 757s, 767s, and 747-400Fs. 

SkyWorks Capital, which operates the firm’s Investment Banking and Management Consulting Groups, is a premier aviation advisory and investment banking firm founded in 2002. SkyWorks Capital has served over 100 clients including commercial airlines, aircraft owners, and airline/aerospace investors. 

SkyWorks operates globally with offices in Greenwich, Dublin, and Hong Kong, and senior team members located in additional regions around the world. 

SkyWorks is headquartered at 283 Greenwich Ave., 4th Floor, Greenwich, CT. 06830, Tel. 203-983-6677. www.skyworkscapital.com 

Contacts: 

Anders Hebrand 

Managing Director & Head of Asset Management 

+1 (203)-983-6683 

Matthew Landess 

Managing Director & Head of Investment Banking 

+1 (303)-663-6630 

Scott Gibson 

Managing Director & Head of Management Consulting 

+1 (203)-983-6685

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SkyWorks Announces Q1 2016 Asset Management Transactions

Greenwich, CT
May 07, 2016 -

SkyWorks today announced asset management transactions and activities performed during Q1 2016. Provided through SkyWorks Leasing, the transactions involved 20 aircraft and two engines.

SkyWorks Announces Q1 2016 Asset Management Transactions

Greenwich, CT
May 07, 2016 -

May 1, 2016

SkyWorks today announced asset management transactions and activities performed during Q1 2016. Provided through SkyWorks Leasing, the transactions involved 20 aircraft and two engines and included the following: 

On behalf of Scandinavian Airlines System (“SAS”), SkyWorks arranged the sale of two JT8D-217C engines to Delta Air Lines, Inc. (“Delta”). These deliveries marked the last sales in a transaction commenced in 2012 and where 23 MD80s and 10 spare engines have been sold and delivered by SAS to Delta. In another transaction arranged by SkyWorks, Delta acquired four MD90-30 aircraft previously on lease from SAS. 

On behalf of a US-based investor, SkyWorks arranged the sale of a B757 aircraft to an undisclosed operator. 

For another US –based investor and longstanding portfolio client, SkyWorks arranged the sale of 15 ERJ135s previously operated by ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. In addition, SkyWorks marketed a portfolio of nine aircraft (B757, B737NGs and A319s on lease to United Airlines, Inc. and American Airlines, Inc.) and executed a Letter of Intent with a single buyer for all aircraft. The sale is expected to close in Q2 2016. 

SkyWorks is currently marketing two 1998 B737-400s and one 1991 B767-300ER for sale or lease with availability in May 2016. For more information on these aircraft, please contact Johan Claesson at jclaesson@skyworksleasing.com

About SkyWorks Leasing: 

SkyWorks Leasing, which operates SkyWorks’ Asset Management Group, is a premier independent aircraft remarketing firm and provides turnkey third-party portfolio asset management, remarketing, and technical advisory services for owners and operators of commercial aircraft. SkyWorks Leasing currently manages a diverse portfolio of over 100 aircraft, including ERJ’s, CRJ’s, Airbus A319/320s and A300-600Fs, Boeing 737NGs, 757s, 767s, and 747-400Fs. 

SkyWorks operates globally with offices in Greenwich, Dublin, and Hong Kong, and senior team members located in additional regions around the world. 

SkyWorks is headquartered at 283 Greenwich Ave., 4th Floor, Greenwich, CT. 06830, Tel. 203-983-6677. www.skyworkscapital.com

 

Contacts: 

Anders Hebrand 

Managing Director & Head of Asset Management 

+1 (203)-983-6683 

 

Johan Claesson 

Senior Vice President 

+46 70 999 1324

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SkyWorks Holdings and InterVISTAS Consulting Group Announce Formation of SkyWorks/IPG and Launch of SAAVNet

Greenwich, CT
January 18, 2016 -

SAAVNet Offers Industry’s First Analytical Platform for Integrated Network and Fleet Planning Decision Support

SkyWorks Holdings and InterVISTAS Consulting Group Announce Formation of SkyWorks/IPG and Launch of SAAVNet

Greenwich, CT
January 18, 2016 -

SkyWorks Holdings, LLC, a premier aviation asset management, investment banking, and advisory firm, and InterVISTAS Consulting Inc., a leading management consultancy in aviation, transportation and tourism, announced today the establishment of SkyWorks/IPG, which joins together the capabilities of both firms to offer integrated solutions for airline network and fleet planning. In addition, SkyWorks/IPG announcedthe launch of SAAVNet to provide the industry’s first analytical platform for integrated decision support in these planning functions.

"SkyWorks is excited to launch this partnership with InterVISTAS," said Thomas Mahr,CEO of SkyWorks Holdings. "SkyWorks/IPG will offer highly value added solutions for commercial airlines that will increase their effectiveness in fleet asset management."  "We are pleased to join with SkyWorks to develop next generation solutions for the global aviation industry," said Deborah Meehan, President of InterVISTAS. "Our collective experience and expertise in advanced passenger choice and market share modelling provides a platform to offer truly differentiated solutions for an evolving and increasingly complex industry. In addition, our approach to data capture and application delivers a more accurate outcome than other popular solutions in the market. Using advanced modeling techniques with reliable data allows InterVISTAS to provide real solutions to its clients.”

Steven Gaal, COO of SkyWorks Holdings, has spearheaded development of the SAAVNet solution. “Current generation aircraft can often satisfy existing network requirements with high reliability and superior economics, once factoring in ownership costs, even at higher fuel prices. Existing fleets are often a sunk cost and aircraft operating lessors have evolved as an alternative source of aircraft supply. These and other factors are resulting in airlines revisiting and modifying current business strategies, whichSkyWorks/IPG will assist airlines with identifying and implementing,” said Gaal.

About SkyWorks Holdings, LLC

SkyWorks Holdings provides a full complement of asset management, investment banking, and management consulting services globally to the aviation industry through its subsidiaries SkyWorks Leasing and SkyWorks Capital. SkyWorks Leasing, which operates the firm’s Asset Management Group, is a premier independent aircraft remarketing firm and provides turnkey third-party portfolio asset management, remarketing, and technical advisory services for owners and operators of commercial aircraft. SkyWorks Leasing currently manages a diverse portfolio of over 100 aircraft, including ERJ’s, CRJ’s, Airbus A319/320s and A300-600Fs, Boeing 737NGs, 757s, 767s, and 747-400Fs. SkyWorks Capital, which operates the firm’s Investment Banking and Management Consulting Groups, is a premier aviation advisory and investment banking firm founded in 2002. SkyWorks Capital has served over 100 clients including commercial airlines, aircraft owners, and airline/aerospace investors. Collectively, SkyWorks has performed services encompassing over 10% of the global commercial jet fleet. SkyWorks operates globally with offices in Greenwich, Dublin, and Hong Kong, and senior team members located in additional regions around the world. SkyWorks is headquartered at 283 Greenwich Ave., 4th Floor, Greenwich, CT. 06830, Tel. 203-983-6677. www.skyworkscapital.com

 
About InterVISTAS Consulting Group

InterVISTAS Consulting Group is a management consultancy that specializes in strategic commercial, operational, and financial services for passenger and cargo airlines worldwide. InterVISTAS works with airlines to address profitability and marketing issues. In order to help our clients in their battle to survive and thrive, our airline consultancy services cover the complete life cycle – from strategy through to implementation, and span the spectrum of airline management functions. InterVISTAS’ strategic insight and tactical expertise are supported by quantitative analysis using both proprietary and leading industry third-party systems. In the United States, InterVISTAS is headquarteredat 1150 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 601, Washington, DC 20036, Tel. 202-688-2220. www.interVISTAS.com

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