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Wings Capital Partners Issues $678MM Secured Notes, to Acquire Aircraft Portfolio

October 02, 2019, 07:10 AM
Filed Under: Aircraft

Wings Capital Partners LLC announced the issuance of $678,075,000 of fixed rate secured notes by WAVE 2019-1 LLC and WAVE 2019-1 Limited (WAVE). Proceeds from the issuance of the Notes will be used by WAVE to acquire a portfolio of 23 Airbus and Boeing jet aircraft consisting of 100 percent in-production narrowbody jet aircraft on lease to a diversified pool of 17 customers in 13 countries.

The notes are comprised of $555,531,000 of 3.597 percent Series A Notes, $81,696,000 of 4.581 percent Series B Notes and $40,848,000 of 6.413 percent Series C Notes.

Wings and its Irish affiliate, Wings Capital Partners Aviation Ireland Limited, will act as servicers with respect to the aircraft.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is the Global Coordinator, Lead Bookrunner and Lead Structuring Agent, Deutsche Bank Securities is a Joint Lead Bookrunner, and Credit Agricole Securities is a Joint Structuring Agent and Joint Lead Bookrunner. In addition, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, MUFG, Natixis and BNP Paribas are Passive Bookrunners for the transaction. Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, acting through its New York branch, provides the liquidity facility and a standby letter of credit for the benefit of the Issuers.

Wings and WAVE were advised by Clifford Chance US LLP, and Milbank LLP acted as counsel to the Structuring Agents and Bookrunners and also for the Liquidity Facility Provider and the issuer of the standby letter of credit.

Wings is a private, full-service aircraft leasing platform based in Newport Beach, CA, with offices in Dublin, Ireland and Singapore. Wings is owned by long-term investors Sightway Capital and Corrum Capital Management, with the Wings management team holding a minority equity stake.

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