John E. Luth

John E. Luth
John E. Luth

Chairman, President and CEO
1350 Avenue of the Americas
25th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 212 284 1133
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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 also remains Chairman, Pres. & CEO of Seabury Capital LLC.

Mr. Luth has advised on more than $100M equity, debt and lease placements/restructurings and over $250Bn in aircraft orders.   In 2016 he secured $450M equity investment for Azul Airlines from HNA Airlines Group.  In 2015 he advised on the privatization of TAP Portugal, raising over $375M of capital and securing $7Bn of new aircraft order (2015). In 2014, he advised on the sale of Monarch Airlines, raising $200M and securing a $3Bn new aircraft order, and advised Chorus Aviation/Jazz on a new 11-year CPA agreement with Air Canada.  In 2013, he advised Etihad Airways on a $40 billion aircraft order, and advised on out-of-court restructurings for Chautauqua Airlines (2012) and Frontier Airlines (2011).  Mr. Luth also advised Cathay Pacific and Aeromexico on new aircraft orders.

Mr. Luth led liquidity capital raises for Air Canada of $1Bn (2009) and US Airways $1.1Bn (2008) amidst the global credit crisis. He led Northwest Airlines’ financial restructuring, securing $750M of new equity and $1.2Bn of exit debt financing, and restructuring of over $10Bn of obligations (2007). He advised US Airways on its merger with America West Holdings Corporation, raising $866M and securing $2.7Bn in debt and lease financings (2005). He advised Air Canada on CCAA reorganization, and America West Airlines and Continental Airlines on out-of-court restructurings/liquidity programs.

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 an 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.
Top 50 Donors in US (J. Luth  J. Chouinard-Luth Tied for 49th) Feb. 2016 Edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy Magazine