25 Feb K&A Serves as Strategic Advisor In Acquisition of Structured Finance International (SFI) by Seabury Capital Group
Feb 25, 2020 – Throughout the years of working with and recruiting senior executives, K&A has been uniquely positioned to participate directly and indirectly in strategic planning activities for many of our clients. Most recently K&A leveraged its relationships in the aviation sector to facilitate introductions between Seabury Capital Group and investment banking firm, Structured Finance International (SFI), which led to the subsequent acquisition of SFI by Seabury.
In February 2020 Seabury Capital announced the formation of Seabury Aircraft Capital (SAC) through a combination of its existing advisory practices and the acquisition of SFI. SAC will be led by SFI’s founding members Stacey Wilson as Managing Director and Stephen Danner and Marty Dugan as Executive Directors – the team that boasts a two-decade-plus formidable track record in pioneering the first financing structures still in place today and financing more than 1,000 aircraft on behalf of airlines, manufacturers, and investors since SFI’s beginnings in the 1990s.
Prior to SFI, Wilson was Director of Structured Finance Aerospace with CIT Group (formerly Newcourt Credit Group). Since 1996, he has served globally as lead advisor and financial arranger on behalf of manufacturers of commercial airliners, airlines, and institutional debt and equity investors. Danner has more than 27 years of capital finance experience in aerospace, rail, energy, real estate, and general asset-based finance. He was Senior Director in the Capital Markets group at CIT. Dugan has more than three decades of experience in asset finance, capital structuring, advisory services, and operations management. He has led the structuring and arranging of more than $10 billion in equipment and enterprise financing, with a large portion focused on aviation.