New York, NY, December 30, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Seabury Group LLC, a global investment banking, management advisory and investment management firm, today announced that Lynn Brubaker has joined Seabury’s Board of Advisors. Ms. Brubaker, had previously served as a Senior Advisor at Seabury, is well known in the aerospace and aviation industries from executive positions with Honeywell International’s Commercial Aerospace and McDonnell Douglas Corporation.
“We welcome Lynn Brubaker to Seabury’s Board of Advisors and look forward to the valuable insights and industry knowledge that someone with Lynn’s experience brings to our firm,” said John E. Luth, Chairman, President, and CEO of Seabury Group. “Seabury’s aerospace and aviation advisory and consulting capabilities have increased substantially over the years to where we now offer a proven and valuable perspective which benefits not only airlines, but those businesses which offer supporting products and services.”
Lynn Brubaker commented, “I look forward to contributing to Seabury’s advisory board and believe my familiarity with the skill sets of their professionals will allow me to recognize opportunities for the firm’s strategic growth.”
Seabury’s recently added former Boeing executive Walter Skowronski to its board of advisors. The board provides Seabury with access to a diverse group of industry executives with exceptional experience in the global aviation and aerospace industries. Other members of the board include; Bryan Moss, President Emeritus, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (who also was a senior executive with Bombardier Aerospace), Sir Ralph Robins, former Executive Chairman, Rolls-Royce plc, and Douglas M. Steenland, former Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Airlines.
Brubaker is a past member of the Wings Club board of directors and in addition to her executive roles at Honeywell and McDonnell Douglas; she has held management positions with Allied Signal, Northwest Airlines, and Comair. Brubaker serves on the boards of Hexcel, a $1.2 billion global advanced structural materials company; The Nordam Group, the largest independent aerospace company in the high-technology manufacturing and repair field; and Graham Partners, a U.S. private equity firm.
About Seabury Group
The Seabury Group is a global investment banking, advisory and investment management firm providing investment banking, restructuring/corporate recovery, management consulting, IT development, human capital and investment management advisory services. Seabury professionals have in-depth experience in a broad range of industries including aerospace, automotive, aviation, cargo, consumer products, distribution, financial services, gaming, infrastructure (ports and airports), logistics, maritime and manufacturing. Seabury has advised on more than 500 client engagements around the world. Seabury’s operations span Africa, Australasia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas with principal offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Toulouse, and Washington, D.C., and additional representative offices in Dublin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and Singapore.
Seabury is the leading global advisor to the aviation industry, having successfully managed seven of the 10 largest airline restructurings or corporate recoveries in the world, and raised over $30 billion of capital financing, including advising on over $3.5 billion of equity financings. Seabury’s investment banking and corporate advisory team has corporate restructuring and insolvency experience representing companies on distressed M&A transactions, refinancing, recapitalizations, and debt renegotiations. Seabury offers financial services through SeaCap Partners a strategic advisory and merchant bank focused exclusively on the global investment management industry.
Landmark assignments include advising Cathay Pacific Airways on strategic planning and a multi-billion new widebody aircraft order (2009-2010); providing comprehensive profit improvement programs for several major African and Middle East carriers (ongoing); completing a highly successful $525 million liquidity raise for US Airways (November 2009); advising United Air Lines on a multi-billion dollar order of new widebody aircraft (December 2009), and completing a Cdn$1.0 billion liquidity raise for Air Canada (September 2009), the restructuring, recapitalization and sale of Frontier Airlines (October 2009), and advising on the restructuring and sale of Midwest Airlines (July 2009). Additional landmark deals include: raising $1.1 billion for US Airways Group, Inc. (October 2008); restructuring and raising over $2 billion of new equity and debt capital for Northwest Airlines (September 2007), for which Seabury was awarded Airfinance Journal’s “North American Deal of the Year”, successfully completing a restructuring and comprehensive corporate turnaround program for South African Airways (2006-2007); and serving as both M&A advisor and raising over $2 billion of equity and debt financing for the merger of US Airways with America West Airlines (2005).
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