Chairman, President & CEO, Seabury Capital Group LLC
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 212 284 1150
Fax: +1 212 284 1143
John Luth is Chairman, President & CEO of Seabury Capital Group, founded in 1995, which holds investment banking, asset management, software and trade finance firms. Seabury has executed over 1,500 engagements for 300+ clients in more than 50 countries. In March 2017, Seabury Capital Group sold its aviation advisory practice (excluding Seabury’s regulated broker-dealers) to Accenture plc. Mr. Luth now serves as a senior advisor to Accenture. Mr. Luth is also Vice Chairman & CEO of Seabury International Holdings, which owns a number of investment funds and asset-backed portfolio businesses.
Mr. Luth has advised on more than $125Bn equity, debt and lease placements/restructurings and over $300Bn in aircraft orders. Most recently Mr. Luth advised Avianca Holdings SA on a $2.0Bn DIP financing (2020) in its Chapter 11 proceeding as its lead investment banker. In 2016, he secured $450M equity investment for Azul Airlines from HNA Airlines Group and advised Republic Airways on it successful reorganization. In 2015 he advised on the privatization of TAP Portugal, raising over $375M of capital and securing $7Bn of new aircraft order. He also led successful out-of-court restructurings for Chautauqua Airlines and Frontier Airlines, and he 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). In the wake of the 9/11 Event, Mr. Luth led a number of high-profile airline restructurings including successfully reorganizing Air Canada, America West, Northwest Airlines and US Airways.
Mr. Luth was CFO & CIO of Continental Airlines. Prior to Continental, he served as VP, Syndications at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. 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 FCA (UK) licensed. He serves on the Advisory Board of Holy Cross and was a Trustee from 2005-2013.