Lehman Brothers Bids Farewell To Its Last Jet
The high flying days are officially over for Lehman Brothers. The Wall Street Journal reports that Lehman Brothers has finally sold off its last private plane, a Gulfstream 550 that it bought for about $40 million in 2006. Lehman Brothers Holdings has already sold off two Gulfstream IVs, a Dassault Falcon 50 and a Sikorsky chopper since filing for bankruptcy last year. The planes were often used to cart Chief Executive Richard Fuld and his team of executives to meetings around the world (and to Fuld's several homes). The firm of Alvarez & Marsal continues to sell off Lehman's assets. So far Lehman raised almost $90 million from selling the planes and helicopter, an amount that the WSJ says is roughly 97 cents to the dollar of their book value (purchase price less depreciation). Not too shabby in this market.