Vallair appoints Maxime Gorsse as director of investor relations & project financing

Vallair, the mature aircraft asset specialist dedicated to the support of operators and lessors, has appointed Maxime Gorsse as Director of Investor Relations & Project Financing.

Based in Luxembourg, Gorsse will be advising Vallair on all capital expenditure decisions as well as sourcing and negotiating financing for Vallair assets and programmes.

“For any capital-intensive programme, project financing is key,” says Grégoire Lebigot, CEO of Vallair.

“Our Cargo Conversion programme is a prime example of this. As we look to further augment and expand this avenue, the requirement for regular funding has very much come to the fore.

Maxime has the industry insight and financial expertise to source attractive debt or equity financing to support Vallair’s growth over the coming years and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

“The Covid pandemic has had a significant impact on the aviation market,” comments Gorsse.

“We are seeing key lending players on the debt and equity side exercising extreme caution with their investment decisions.

“Consequently, it is likely that the range of investors willing to provide financing in the short term will be limited to those already familiar with the freighter market and its resilience.

“This environment will certainly present challenges, however I am confident that Vallair’s wide and varied portfolio will have sustained investor appeal.”