Seward & Kissel represents Kudu Investment Management in connection with an equity investment from MassMutual

June 6, 2022

On May 26, 2022, Kudu Investment Management, LLC (Kudu), an independent provider of permanent capital solutions to asset and wealth managers worldwide, announced that Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutal), a leading U.S. mutual life insurance company, has become an equity investor in Kudu. MassMutual joins White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd., an existing investor in Kudu. Seward & Kissel was pleased to represent Kudu in connection with this middle market private equity transaction.

New York-based Kudu provides long-term capital solutions—including generational ownership transfers, management buyouts, acquisition and growth finance, as well as liquidity for legacy partners—to asset and wealth managers globally. Massachusetts-based MassMutual is a leading mutual life insurance company that offers a wide range of protection, accumulation, wealth management and retirement products and services.

Seward & Kissel LLP ( is a leading New York law firm, originally established in 1890, offering legal advice emphasizing business, financial and commercial law and related litigation. The firm’s Business Transactions Group handles middle-market M&A, private equity, venture capital and joint venture transactions involving a wide variety of industries. The firm is ranked as Highly Regarded for Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA and is recommended by The Legal 500 in the middle-market M&A category, stating that “Seward & Kissel has considerable expertise in M&A;…The team regularly acts for private equity firms, international businesses and financial services companies in a huge variety of domestic and cross-border corporate and financing transactions.”

The company’s press release describing this transaction is available here.