Mayer Brown represented Dublin-based helicopter lessor The Milestone Aviation Group and a consortium of financial investors led by private equity firm The Jordan Company in Milestone’s $1.775 billion stock sale to GE Capital Aviation Services, the aircraft leasing unit of GE. Milestone is the world’s largest helicopter-leasing company by fleet value and the first global aircraft operating lease company focused exclusively on the helicopter market. Mayer Brown also represented the financial investors in initially forming Milestone in 2010 and in multiple capital raising transactions.
The Mayer Brown team included New York-based Corporate & Securities partners Phil Brandes and Todd Bowen, as well as lawyers from the firm’s Antitrust & Competition, Corporate & Securities, Employment & Benefits, Environmental, Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement and Government & Global Trade practices. The team also represents lawyers from Mayer Brown’s Chicago, London, New York and Washington DC offices.