Atalaya and GOAL start joint venture
“Atalaya Capital Management and GOAL German Operating Aircraft Leasing are pleased to announce the start of a joint venture with the aim to acquire core and opportunistic aircraft transactions relying on the capital sourcing capability of Atalaya and GOAL’s extensive aircraft leasing track record. As a first transaction for the joint venture, GOAL structured a sale and lease back including PDP financing for two Airbus A320neo and one A321neo with the Chilean carrier JetSMART.
“We are very enthusiastic about our partnership with the GOAL team, said Daniel Rosato, Managing Director at Atalaya. We believe the GOAL platform provides us with proprietary access to aviation opportunities alongside underwriting and portfolio management expertise. Our first transaction we think evidences GOAL’s skills, creativity, and partnership mentality quite well, and bodes positively for our future relationship together.”
“The start of the joint venture is a very new and exciting step for GOAL as Atalaya is the first US investor in the history of our company. We look forward to a very fruitful partnership and hope to be able to close many more transactions together with Atalaya in the upcoming years. Christian Schloemann, Managing Director at GOAL.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP acted as legal counsel to Atalaya Capital Management.