Aviator Capital Raises up to $225 Million

Mar 09, 2011, 08:00 ET from Aviator Capital

MIAMI, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviator Capital, a newly formed joint venture, today announced that it has raised up to $225 million in equity financing from an institutional investor to invest in used commercial passenger aircraft. Aviator's management team has over 100 years of combined experience in the commercial aircraft leasing business.

Aviator will leverage its unique expertise in all areas of commercial aviation leasing and will be building a portfolio of commercial aircraft under lease to Tier I and Tier II passenger carriers around the world.

Knight Capital Americas, L.P. acted as advisor and exclusive agent to Aviator and its management team in connection with the joint venture.

About Aviator Capital

Aviator Capital is a full service commercial aircraft leasing and management firm headquartered in Miami, Florida, with a satellite office in Seattle, Washington. For further information about Aviator, please contact Donald Kearney at +1 (425) 290-5315.

About Knight Capital Group

Knight Capital Group is a global financial services firm that provides access to the capital markets across multiple asset classes to a broad network of clients, including buy- and sell-side firms, and corporations. Knight is headquartered in Jersey City, N.J. with a growing global presence across the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. For further information about Knight, please visit www.knight.com.

SOURCE Aviator Capital