John J. Ashburne is the founder and lead principal of Black Horse Advisors. He has more than 25 years' experience serving the metals, mining and energy sectors in corporate, structured and project finance for major investment firms.
He has raised more than $26 billion in capital for acquisitions, project and structured finance and leveraged recapitalizations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Many transactions set new market precedents and his track record includes a "Top Ten Most Creative Deal of the Year" in Latin America project finance.
Black Horse Advisors provided advice on more than $2.9 billion in closed financings since inception.
Prior to founding Black Horse Advisors, Mr. Ashburne was a Director of Structured Commodity Products at Standard Bank, working with producers, consumers and investors in natural resources. Earlier positions were as Managing Director and Group Head of Mining Project Finance for the Americas at Deutsche Bank Securities, at UBS, Barclays Bank, Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc., and starting in the mining group at J.P. Morgan.
He has taught courses in Finance, Investments, and Accounting at New York University and at Sacred Heart University. Mr. Ashburne earned an MBA in Finance from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a B.S., Magna Cum Laude, with concentrations Management, Accounting, and Finance from Northeastern University.