Dinosaur Group Acquires Minority Interest in Lebenthal-Lisanti


October 16, 2017

On September 27, 2017, Seward & Kissel client Dinosaur Group Holdings LLC announced the acquisition of a minority interest in Lebenthal-Lisanti Capital Growth, LLC.

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, which became effective August 31, 2017, the company changed its name to Lisanti Capital Growth, LLC (“Lisanti Capital Growth”), with Mary Lisanti, the company’s founder, remaining as president, managing member and majority shareholder.

Lisanti Capital Growth is a New York-based investment advisor that provides asset management services for large corporations, endowments and foundations, and public funds through separately managed accounts. Lisanti Capital Growth also provides management services to individual investors through its mutual fund, which will be renamed Dinosaur Lisanti Small Cap Growth Fund. As of June 30, 2017, Lisanti Capital Growth had approximately $155 million in assets under management.

Dinosaur is an independent, owner-managed global investment firm specializing in underserviced markets. Seward & Kissel LLP acted as legal advisor to Dinosaur Group Holdings LLC (“Dinosaur”) in connection with the transaction.

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