New York, September 23, 2011 – Seabury Group LLC, a global investment banking, management advisory and investment management firm, today announced that our newly appointed Vice President, Shannon Attari will be transferring to our London Office. Mr. Attari joined the Seabury Group in 2005. As an investment banker he has executed on a number of transactions, ~$3.5B, including PIPEs, M&A and debt refinancing. Currently, Mr. Attari is involved in capital raises in the aviation, aerospace, maritime, financial services and offshore oil services industry. Most recently, he was involved in the highly successful liquidity financing programs for US Airways ($525M) and Air Canada (C$1B) and advised Frontier Airlines in its acquisition by Republic Airways ($109M) and ExpressJet in its acquisition by SkyWest Airlines ($133M). Mr. Attari will continue to source business development opportunities overseas for both our Investment Banking and Consulting functions. His primary focus will be in the areas of aviation, aerospace, maritime, financial services and infrastructure.
Prior to joining the investment banking group at Seabury, Mr. Attari worked with the consulting group and advised clients on business optimization and strategy. Mr. Attari holds a B.S. in Statistics from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai and a B.A. in Economics with a specialization in Finance from Adelphi University, New York. He is a FINRA registered representative with Series 7, 63 and 79.
About Seabury Group
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). For more information, please visit: www.seaburygroup.com