Seward & Kissel LLP represented Kudu Investment Management, LLC (“Kudu”), a New York-based independent provider of permanent capital solutions to asset and wealth managers worldwide, in its strategic minority investment in EJF Capital LLC (“EJF”), a global alternative asset management firm focused on regulatory event driven themes across the financial and real estate sectors.
Kudu is an independent firm specializing in providing permanent capital solutions—including generational ownership transfers, management buyouts, acquisition and growth finance, as well as liquidity for legacy partners—to asset and wealth managers. Kudu was founded in 2015 and is backed by capital partner White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd.
EJF is a global institutional alternative asset management firm focused on regulatory event-driven investing within financials and real estate. EJF is headquartered outside of Washington D.C., with offices in London and Shanghai; the firm manages approximately $7.6 billion (as of June 30, 2019) in assets across hedge funds, private equity, real estate funds, and separately managed accounts, in addition to approximately $3 billion in structured products.
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