Sky Leasing LLC ("SKY Leasing") a leading alternative asset manager with extensive experience investing institutional capital in aviation, today announced the final close of Sky Fund V, L.P. ("SFV or the Fund"). The Fund closed oversubscribed with approximately $770 million in capital commitments with strong support from existing and new investors that include global insurance companies, sovereigns, pension funds, endowments, foundations, and family offices.
The Fund is a continuation of the investment program of SKY Leasing focused on providing capital solutions to airlines seeking fleet modernization primarily through the sale-leaseback of new aircraft deliveries. To date, SFV has committed over half of the capital raised to acquire a fleet of 48 aircraft with an average age under three years.
"The capital raised for SFV is well positioned for the post-covid recovery period, which continues to present attractive investment opportunities for new and young mid-life aircraft" said Austin Wiley, Chief Executive Officer of SKY Leasing.
Eaton Partners acted as the exclusive global placement agent for the Fund.