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Vedder Price is pleased to announce it represented GA Telesis, LLC, (“GAT”) in connection with the launch of HALO AirFinance (“HALO”), a direct aviation lending platform.

The new lending platform is a joint venture between GAT and Tokyo Century Corporation (“TC”). HALO will effectively serve as the exclusive debt origination channel for GAT and TC, with a strong emphasis on secured direct lending to airlines, lessors and investors, covering the collateral spectrum from new to mid-life aircraft.

“We were pleased to partner with our colleagues at GA Telesis and be able to represent them in this transaction,” said Geoffrey R. Kass, Shareholder and Chair, Vedder Price Global Transportation Finance team. “We believe the HALO lending platform will prove to be a useful tool for the aviation marketplace in the years to come.” 

HALO is launching its first fund HALO One, in partnership with InterVest Capital Partners. HALO One will benefit from a revolving credit facility led by Citigroup as Structuring Agent and Co-lead Arranger and Fifth Third Bank, National Association, as Co-lead Arranger.

In addition to Geoffrey R. Kass, the Vedder Price legal team on the transaction was also led by Shareholders Adam R Beringer, Joseph H. Kye and Cody J. Vitello and Associates Joel R. Thielen, Gabriela D. Demos, John G. Munyon, Kevin M Maedomari, Miri Joo and Adam S. Goldman.


Geoffrey R. Kass


Adam R. Beringer


Joseph H. Kye


Cody J. Vitello


Joel R. Thielen


Gabriela Demos


John G. Munyon


Kevin M. Maedomari


Miri Joo


Adam S. Goldman