Seabury Accelerates Growth Momentum In Airline Corporate Advisory Sector

Ginger Hughes Appointed the Group’s New Managing Director

NEW YORK--()--Continuing its aggressive push to expand global business in key high-growth segments, Seabury Group LLC (Seabury) announced today that it had appointed Ginger Hughes as the new Managing Director of its Corporate Advisory Group. Ms. Hughes will further advance Seabury’s differentiated Investment Banking and Corporate Advisory services for the Aviation sector, providing its industry-wide client base with proven solutions for complete financial and operational turnarounds to ensure their successful restructuring and continued viability.

“Ginger brings in a set of exceptional skills to the Corporate Advisory Group. She has successfully managed a number of complex corporate turnarounds, and has an exceptional track record of delivering to our clients superior results,” said Seabury Chairman & Chief Executive Officer John E. Luth.

Ms. Hughes is an accomplished aviation expert with more than 20 years of global experience, spanning a wide range of matters, including several successful airline restructurings, crisis cash management, due diligence, strategic sourcing negotiations, cost reduction programs, and M&A advisory. She has played a senior role in restructuring executions.

Since joining Seabury in 2002, Ms. Hughes has advised a number of major airlines in their restructuring processes, including U.S. Airways, Air Canada, Northwest Airlines, South African Airways, Frontier Airlines, and Pinnacle Airlines. She has led teams to evaluate and renegotiate thousands of supplier contracts and to develop cost-effective contractual relationships for the restructured entities, preserving their liquidity while ensuring continuity of service.

Ms. Hughes has also advised on a range of other airline matters, such as: strategic alternatives, regional affiliate relationships, business plan analyses, alliance and joint ventures, loyalty programs, M&As, and operating cost structure. In addition, she has testified as an expert with respect to airline cost structures.

"The depth of talent and insight of the people around me at Seabury and the ability to apply those talents in practical ways to the real-world challenges of our clients is awe-inspiring,” said Ms. Hughes. “I am grateful for the opportunity to expand my role within the firm and look forward to building on these talents as we expand our business.”

Ginger Hughes can be reached at ghughes@seaburygroup.com.

ABOUT SEABURY GROUP

Seabury is a global advisory, aerospace and defense, 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 1,000 client engagements globally including assignments involving negotiating new or existing aircraft orders totalling 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. In early 2013, Seabury 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 warranty contract business.

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Seabury Group LLC
Paul Thibeau, +1 612-594-9844
pr@seaburygroup.com

Ginger Hughes has been appointed Managing Director of Seabury's Corporate Advisory Group to further advance the firm's differentiated Investment Banking and Corporate Advisory services for the Aviation sector (Photo: Business Wire)

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Seabury continues an aggressive push to expand its key high-growth businesses with the appointment of Ginger Hughes as the new Managing Director of its Corporate Advisory Group.

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Seabury Group LLC
Paul Thibeau, +1 612-594-9844
pr@seaburygroup.com