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Madalyn Miller

Madalyn Miller


Madalyn Miller

Madalyn Miller is a Partner in the Banking & Finance practice of Clifford Chance in New York.

Madalyn's asset finance experience involves representing underwriters, lenders, and lessors in a variety of asset finance transactions, including portfolio securitizations, acquisition financing, and secured lending.

  • KKR, in connection with the acquisition of the equity in a portfolio of aircraft and engines on lease to a diverse portfolio of lessees and subject to certain existing financing arrangements.
  • BBAM, as seller and servicer, and Horizon Aircraft Finance in connection with the issuance of the US$612 million Horizon Aircraft Finance asset backed securitization, backed by 29 aircraft on lease to 21 lessees based in 19 countries.
  • Deutsche Bank and a syndicate of lenders in connection with a US$500 million warehouse facility for Wings Capital.
  • Wings Capital Partners and WAVE on the closing of an issuance of US$480,067,000 of fixed rate secured notes by WAVE 2017-1 LLC and WAVE 2017-1 Limited. The proceeds from the issuance of the Notes were used by WAVE to acquire a portfolio of 19 Airbus and Boeing jet aircraft. AirFinance Journal Awards 2018: Overall Capital Markets Deal of the Year.
  • Deutsche Bank and a syndicate of lenders in connection with a US$300 million warehouse facility for Castlelake LP.
  • Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs as joint lead arrangers in connection with the debut issuance by Harbour Aircraft Investments Limited of US$325 million debut asset-backed loans. The related aircraft are serviced by Aergen Aviation Finance Limited.
  • KDAC Aviation Finance (Cayman) Limited, KDAC Aviation Finance (USA) LLC and DVB Bank SE, London Branch on an issuance of US$722,500,000 of fixed rate secured notes. The proceeds from the issuance of the Notes were used by KDAC to acquire a portfolio of 36 Airbus and Boeing jet aircraft.
  • BBAM in connection with a US$390 million secured warehouse facility, with Incline B IrishCo Three Limited as borrower and BNP Paribas and First Gulf Bank PJSC as joint lead arrangers.
  • BOC Aviation in connection with their US$500 million asset backed securitization, backed by 24 aircraft acquired from BOC Aviation by Shenton Aircraft Investment I Ltd. and affiliates. Airfinance Journal Awards 2016: Capital Markets-ABS Deal of the Year.
  • DVB Bank and certain of its affiliates as Seller and as Servicer in connection with the issuance by AIM Aviation Finance Limited and AIM Aviation Finance USA LLC of US$667 million of senior secured notes which are secured by 20 aircraft. Airfinance Journal Awards 2016: Europe Deal of the Year.
  • Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. as underwriters in the issuance by NAS, the Norwegian low cost carrier, of US$177,192,000 2.372% Secured Notes Due 2027 and US$118,992,000 2.415% Secured Notes Due 2027.
  • Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as Initial Senior Credit Facility Provider in connection with the issuance by Turbine Engines Securitization Ltd. and Turbine USA, LLC of US$305 million of senior secured notes which are secured by 32 aircraft engines acquired from certain affiliates of General Electric Capital Corporation. Global Transport Finance 2014: Aircraft Engine Deal of the Year.

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Career and qualifications

  • Oakland University (B.A. in Political Science) 2008
  • Columbia Law School (Juris Doctor) 2011
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2011
  • Admitted as an attorney in New York 2012
  • Partner since May 2019

Awards and citations

  • Madalyn Miller has been recognized by Chambers USA as an "Associate to Watch" for Transportation: Aviation: Finance. She attracts praise from sources, who describe her as "a real star." She handles a range of acquisition financings and securitizations for banks and lessors.
    Chambers USA 2019 - Transportation: Aviation: Finance (Nationwide)
  • Madalyn has been named by Airfinance Journal as one of just eight Rising Stars globally for 2016