Seward & Kissel Represents Kudu Investment Management in its Minority Investment in Douglass Winthrop Advisors

September 16, 2021

On September 15, 2021, Douglass Winthrop Advisors, LLC (DWA), an SEC-registered investment advisor managing more than $4.8 billion in assets, announced it is partnering with Kudu Investment Management, LLC (Kudu), an independent provider of permanent capital solutions to asset and wealth managers worldwide. Seward & Kissel is pleased to have represented Kudu in connection with this investment management industry transaction.

Douglass Winthrop Advisors is a New York City-based SEC-registered investment advisor. The firm manages more than $4.8 billion for individuals, families, trusts, endowments and institutions. It is majority owned by its principals.  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.