New York, March 11, 2014 — Seabury Capital LLC announced today that Christopher E. Kubasik has been appointed its Board of Directors. Seabury Capital is the principal investment arm for deploying the capital of the Seabury Capital LLC, its 100% parent company.
In his capacity as a senior advisor since departing Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) in late 2012, Mr. Kubasik has led major advisory assignments for aerospace and defense clients, providing strategic guidance, operational expertise, and financial insights including the assessment of M&A opportunities. His clients include a variety of publicly traded and privately held companies.
Prior to becoming a senior advisor principally to companies in the A&D arenas, Mr. Kubasik was Vice Chairman, President and COO of Lockheed Martin where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of $46 billion in revenue and 126,000 employees (2010-2012). He was Executive Vice President of LMT’s Electronic Systems division from 2007-2009, and prior to that he was Lockheed’s Executive Vice President and CFO (2001-2007) and Vice President and Controller (1999-2001).
Prior to joining Lockheed, Mr. Kubasik was a Partner at Ernst & Young, LLP where he worked from 1983 to 1999.
John E. Luth, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Seabury Capital commenting on Mr. Kubasik being appointed to Seabury Capital’s Board, said: “Given the extraordinary breadth of Chris’ executive experiences, we are very fortunate that Chris has agreed to as a director for Seabury Capital.”
Mr. Kubasik remarked: “I am looking forward to working with the Investment Committee of Seabury Capital in strategically deploying the capital resources of the Seabury Capital.”
Seabury is a global advisory and investment banking firm with over 250 professionals based in 14 countries on five continents, with six offices in the United States, providing clients a comprehensive approach to driving business solutions, no matter how complex or challenging the issues. Seabury provides investment banking, merchant banking, management, human capital and IT consulting, and restructuring services to clients in aerospace, automotive, aviation, cargo/logistics, explosives/mining, financial services, gaming, hospitality, infrastructure, insurance, manufacturing, maritime/offshore oil & gas exploration, metals processing, mining, private equity, debt and hedge funds, real estate and travel industries. Seabury’s subsidiaries also offer enterprise MIS software solutions, structured investment products, FX trading and trade finance solutions and trading platforms, and solid fuel products derived from waste streams for the mining and metals processing industries.
Seabury professionals are a unique combination of top-tier bankers, consultants, software solutions experts, and former industry executives that provide in-depth advisory services to effectuate enterprise-wide change. Since 1995 Seabury’s professionals have advised on over 975 client engagements globally including assignments involving negotiating new or existing aircraft orders totaling over $250 billion (list prices) and structuring over $80 billion of equity and debt capital transactions. Additionally Seabury served as investment banker and restructuring advisor for 10 of the 15 largest airline turnarounds, including restructuring over $100 billion of debt and lease transactions.
Seabury has increasingly broadened its global businesses to include structured finance products, enterprise software, and trade finance services. Seabury is a global leader in providing software tools and data products covering aviation, aerospace, cargo/global trade, FX trading and human capital. Seabury has developed world-class, enterprise-wide MIS systems that can extract information, manage contracts, and evaluate data across an array of IT systems delivering real-time analysis and executable information.
Seabury Capital was founded in 1996 to deploy capital of the Seabury Capital of companies. Since that time, Seabury Capital has deployed capital in over a dozen companies involved in aviation, travel, IT/software, structured investment products that have provided to Seabury Capital investment returns of ranging from 3x to greater than 30x its invested capital with RIC per annum returns of 30% to greater than 300%.
In early 2013 Seabury Capital acquired FXone Ltd., a leading provider of new software tools and enterprise software for market makers, brokers and traders targeting the $5 trillion per day FX trading market. FXone, which is based in San Francisco, has been renamed Seabury Financial Solutions LLC. In late 2013, Seabury acquired 1 East West Limited, a provider of innovative supply chain finance solutions, based in Hong Kong, which has been renamed Seabury Trade Finance Exchange Ltd. Seabury launched in March 2014 SeaVS, a finance company dedicated to providing financing for the $14 billion extended vehicle services contract business.
For more details see: www.seaburygroup.com.