Award win for A&L Goodbody’s aviation and transport finance team



Catherine Duffy
Catherine Duffy

The aviation and transport finance team at A&L Goodbody has been recognised for their work on Aergo Capital’s first asset-backed securitisation.

The team, led by partner Catherine Duffy, won Best Capital Markets Deal 2017 at Ishka’s Deal of the Year Awards in Dublin.

A&L Goodbody acted as Irish counsel on the $584 million securitisation, which is backed by a portfolio of 26 aircraft.

Dickon Harris, editor at Ishka, an aviation finance intelligence and consultancy service, said: “This was an impressive deal that really pushed the envelope with regards to the ABS market. A very hard-working deal team put together and executed a slick securitisation that not only met, but really surpassed, the borrower’s expectations.”