Chairman, President and CEO
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 212 284 1133
Fax: +1 212 284 1144
John Luth founded Seabury Group in 1995 which has executed over 1,400 engagements for 300+ clients in more than 50 countries. In March 2017 Seabury Group sold its aviation advisory practice (excluding Seabury’s regulated broker-dealers) to Accenture plc. Mr. Luth now serves as Managing Director & Head of Corporate Advisory Group with Seabury Consulting, now owned by Accenture. He remains Chairman, Pres. & CEO of Seabury Capital LLC which owns several software and finance companies and investment banking firms.
Mr. Luth has advised on more than USD100M equity, debt and lease placements/restructurings and over USD250Bn in aircraft orders. In 2015-2017 he led a successful restructuring of Republic Airways. In 2016, he secured USD450M equity investment for Azul Airlines from HNA Airlines Group. In 2015 he advised on the privatization of TAP Portugal, raising over USD375M of capital and securing USD7Bn of new aircraft order. In 2014, he advised Monarch Airlines on its turnaround and raised USD200M of equity capital. He also led successful out-of-court restructurings for Chautauqua Airlines (2012) and Frontier Airlines (2011). Mr. Luth led liquidity capital raises for Air Canada of USD1Bn (2009) and US Airways USD1.1Bn (2008) amidst the global credit crisis. He led Northwest Airlines’ financial restructuring, securing USD750M of new equity and USD1.2Bn of exit debt financing, and restructuring of over USD10Bn of obligations (2007).
Mr. Luth held the roles of CFO and CIO of Continental Airlines. Prior to Continental, he served as Vice President, Syndications at Manufacturers Hanover. Prior to that, he served in the Corporate Finance Division of Exxon Corporation. Mr. Luth holds A.B. in Economics magna cum laude from the College of the Holy Cross (1974) and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania (1976). He is a FINRA Registered Principal, and is Series 7, 63, 79 and 24 qualified, and is also FSA (UK) licensed. He serves on the Advisory Board of Holy Cross.
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