Investment Banking & Advisory Services

SkyWorks is a leading strategic advisory and financial services firm. Our investment banking and advisory services group is exclusively dedicated to commercial aviation.

New Aircraft Advisory

SkyWorks offers unparalleled aircraft sourcing and new aircraft order campaign advisory experience for widebody, narrowbody, and regional aircraft, having negotiated with all major airframe and engine manufacturers. SkyWorks has advised airlines and leasing companies on over $100bn of new aircraft orders (at list prices).

Asset Financing

We are the largest independent arranger of commercial aircraft financings from private markets, having arranged over $25bn of all types of financing across a broad range of airline credits and aircraft types. We maintain excellent relationships with all major lessors, aviation lenders, and many less traditional aircraft financing sources.

Capital Raising

SkyWorks provides securities-related advisory and transaction execution to institutional clients in the aviation industry through our subsidiary, SkyWorks Securities, LLC, a registered securities broker-dealer with the Connecticut State Banking Department and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Fleet and Financial Restructuring

The SkyWorks team has assisted airlines, lessors, and bondholders with the restructuring of over $15bn of financial commitments involving a wide range of financial instruments in consensual and in-court undertakings to optimize earnings, rationalize capital structures and lease economics, and maximize recoveries for our clients.

Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Advisory

Our M&A advisory practice has developed broad and vigorous analytical capabilities and provides both buy-side and sell-side advisory services, including valuation support, due diligence, synergy, and reorganization analysis.

Network & Fleet Planning, and Other Services

The SkyWorks team has also gained a reputation as an industry thought leader and trusted advisor regarding a variety of strategic decisions, including network and fleet planning; strategy and business planning; and maintenance program evaluation. We have also provided clients with best-in-class advisory services on numerous investment activities in the airline, aircraft, maintenance, aircraft leasing, and other aviation-related industries.

SkyWorks operates globally with offices in Greenwich, Dublin, and Singapore.

Founded in 2002, SkyWorks provides Leasing & Asset Management and Investment Banking & Advisory Services exclusively for the aviation industry.

  • Largest independent arranger of commercial aircraft financing from private markets

  • Over $25bn of aircraft financing raised

  • $15bn of financial obligations restructured

  • More than $20 bn of M&A assignments performed

  • Largest fleet restructuring in airline industry history in connection with Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding of American Airlines

  • Numerous repeat financings arranged on behalf of clients, including Delta Air Lines, SAS, and Aeromexico

  • Relationships with all major lessors and aviation lenders, as well as many less traditional aircraft financing sources

  • State-of-the-art analytical capabilities and access to key industry data