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Guinness Peat Aviation (aircraft leasing)

  • Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA) was the world’s 2nd largest aircraft lessor


  • Managed the 1995 workout of a private placement investment in GPA and through litigation, managed a recovery > par for the client /investor

  • Financial advisor to Official Equity Committee in the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy of Comdisco, an $8 billion technology services and leasing company


  • Debtor was in divestiture process of various business units including service and leasing divisions.  Water Tower Capital conducted due diligence, developed valuation models, and advised equity committee to object to proposed sale of service business


  • Created $215 million of value for Shareholders


  • Advisor to a lessor on two aircraft leased to an airline which faced a merger process


  • Although the lessor had a consent right in any merger,  there was the possibility for a significant loss to lessor, upon completion of the contemplated merger


  • Favorable resolution for lessor


  • Advisor to Official Equity Committee in the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy


  • Finova was an $11 billion commercial finance and leasing company


  • Eleven lines of business needed valuation for validation of debtor's strategies


  • Recovered 51% of the reorganized Equity for Shareholders


  • Trilogy Health Insurance Company is a leading provider in Southeastern WI


  • Principals of Water Tower advised Trilogy Health Holdings on the sale of its membership to USHL


  • Principals of Water Tower advised Trilogy on its exchange offer/recapitalization of the company.

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