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New Focus Expands Seabury Corporate Finance’s Capabilities in the Aviation, Aerospace & Defense and Transportation Sectors

NEW YORK – January 15, 2015 – Seabury Capital (Seabury), a leading global advisory and professional services firm, announced today that it has launched a merchant banking platform within Seabury Corporate Finance LLC, a division under its recently announced Seabury Advisory Group LLC (SAG),which is led by SAG’s President & Chief Executive Officer Christopher E. Kubasik.

Seabury Corporate Finance LLC, under the leadership of Patrick Henry Dowling, Senior Managing Director, will focus on its existing businesses, which include Aerospace & Defense M&A Advisory, Structured Finance, Maritime Corporate Finance, and the company’s newly created merchant banking platform, Capital Management. All four businesses will leverage Seabury’s deep industry knowledge, core competencies, and proven in-market expertise to provide value-added benefits to its worldwide network of clients in the Aviation, Aerospace & Defense and Transportation industries.

“Seabury’s move into Merchant Banking is a natural fit as it builds on deep and extensive knowledge of a highly adept and experienced team of industry experts,” said SAG’s President & Chief Executive Officer Christopher E. Kubasik. “Pat Dowling’s nearly four decades of finance experience, complemented by a team of strong industry veterans, provides an ideal environment which leverages our strengths and will deliver results for our clients.”

Mr. Dowling commented, “Seabury has a well-known brand in the Aviation, Aerospace & Defense and Transportation industries, with a unique cross-selling and sharing opportunity within our businesses that originate unique and attractive investment opportunities. We have had a successful track record of creating such transactions on a one-off basis for our clients and we are now well positioned to invest side by side with our clients or provide financing. The Merchant Banking’s investment thesis is centered on three key strategies:

  • Minority Equity Investing
  • Private Label Commercial Aircraft Leasing
  • Private Debt Financing

Mr. Dowling, who recently joined Seabury, has extensive experience in the industry, which includes partnership at Massif Partners, executive positions as Senior Managing Director & Group Head of Aerospace & Defense at Tygris Commercial Finance Group, Managing Director & General Manager of CIT Leveraged Finance Transportation, and an extensive career as Managing Director with GE Capital.

Mr. Dowling will lead global operations of Seabury Corporate Finance LLC with the support of his executive team consisting of Brian Karpiel, Managing Director of Seabury Aerospace & Defense M&A Advisory LLC in North America, Antares Reis, Managing Director of Seabury Aerospace & Defense M&A Advisory LLC, Michael Lypka, Managing Director of Seabury Structured Finance LLC, and Jonathan Montbach, Senior Vice President of Seabury Maritime Corporate Finance LLC.

ABOUT SEABURY GROUP

Seabury Capital is a leading global advisory and professional services firm that delivers diversified and responsive business solutions to clients in Aviation, Aerospace & Defense, Transportation, Financial Services, Insurance and related industries. Since 1995, Seabury has partnered with more than 300 clients on 1,000+ engagements to solve their most complex challenges through an integrated approach to consulting, investment banking, asset management and information technology. Our professionals worldwide are top-tier bankers, consultants, technology experts and former executives who share a passion for delivering innovative and intuitive solutions geared toward our clients’ diverse and emerging needs. Headquartered in New York, Seabury and its subsidiaries are based in 14 countries on five continents. www.seaburygroup.com