SKY Leasing ("SKY") is a premier aircraft leasing company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a regional office in San Francisco. As a full-service leasing platform, SKY leverages its experience, global networks, industry insights and managerial talent to acquire and lease new and young mid-life aircraft.
The company's team of industry professionals, led by CEO Rich Wiley, has developed extensive relationships in the international airline community by leasing aircraft to over 200 airline customers globally and executing more than 600 aircraft transactions valued at over $20 billion. Rich and his previous management teams co-founded industry leading aircraft lessors including Pegasus Aviation Finance Company ("PAFCO"), which was established in 2004 and sold to AWAS in 2006, and Jackson Square Aviation ("JSA"), which was established in 2010 and sold to Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company ("MUL") in 2012.
SKY has partnered with ATL Partners and PSP Investments to pursue its corporate mission of being a leading capital provider to commercial airlines globally for sale and leaseback transactions.
In 2014, ATL Partners was formed to make private equity and certain preferred securities or debt investments in the aerospace, transportation and logistics (ATL) sectors principally in North America. ATL has a minimum equity investment requirement of $75 million and a target equity investment range of $150 million to $750 million through a co-investment arrangement with a major limited partner. ATL investment professionals and the members of its executive board, all of whom are accomplished senior executives in ATL's focus sectors, have been investing in these sectors for decades and are well positioned to partner with management teams to drive value creation by identifying and implementing innovative growth initiatives. For more information about ATL Partners, visit www.atlpartners.com.
The Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments) is one of Canada's largest pension investment managers with CA$117 billion of net assets under management as of March 31, 2016. It manages a diversified global portfolio composed of investments in public financial markets, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, natural resources and private debt. Established in 1999, PSP Investments manages net contributions to the pension funds of the federal Public Service, the Canadian Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Reserve Force. Headquartered in Ottawa, PSP Investments' principal place of business is in Montréal, with offices in New York City and London. For more information, visit www.investpsp.ca