San Francisco, September 5, 2017 – BBAM Limited Partnership (“BBAM”) today announced the successful fundraising and closing of Incline Aviation I, an $881 million fund dedicated to investing in leased commercial jet aircraft.
“We believe Incline to be the largest fund of its kind, and its success speaks to the emergence of leased commercial jet aircraft as a bona fide asset class,” said Steve Zissis, BBAM’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“Incline’s investors are all leaders and innovators in their respective fields, and we are grateful to have received such strong support. We look forward to partnering with them for years to come,” added Wesley Dick, Senior Vice President and BBAM’s Head of Capital Markets.
BBAM surpassed its initial target of $750 million, raising capital commitments from limited partners, including some of the world’s largest public employee pension plans and sovereign wealth funds.
“The high quality of Incline’s investor base validates BBAM’s track record and the vision of aircraft as an asset class that Steve and the BBAM team pioneered decades ago,” commented Tawfiq Popatia, Managing Director with Onex Corporation and a member of BBAM’s board of directors.
BBAM is the world’s largest dedicated manager of investments in leased commercial jet aircraft providing over 200 airline customers in more than 50 countries with fleet and financing solutions over the last three decades. BBAM is the only manager in the aircraft leasing industry focused exclusively on generating investment returns for third-party investors. BBAM currently has more than 400 aircraft under management and employs over 120 professionals at its headquarters in San Francisco and in additional offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Singapore, Zurich, Dublin, and Santiago. For more information about BBAM, please visit its website at www.bbam.com.