Seward & Kissel Represents Kudu Investment Management in Connection with its Minority Investment in Granahan Investment Management

November 22, 2021

On November 16, 2021, Granahan Investment Management, Inc. (GIM) and Kudu Investment Management, LLC announced that Kudu acquired a minority interest in GIM. Seward & Kissel is pleased to have represented Kudu in connection with this investment management industry transaction.

Granahan Investment Management, Inc., founded in 1985, is a small cap equity specialist with broad employee ownership and $5.8 billion in assets under management. The firm offers micro cap, small cap, mid cap, and SMID strategies for institutions and high net worth individuals worldwide. New York-based Kudu Investment Management 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.

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 “advises on market-leading transactions within the industries where the firm has an international reputation, namely investment management and shipping.”

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