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Engaged Capital launches with $85M seed investment from Grosvenor Capital Management

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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Glenn W. Welling
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Engaged Capital, an activist investment firm focused on investing in small and mid-cap North American equities, announced a strategic partnership with Grosvenor Capital Management, one of the oldest and largest global alternative investment managers, with over $22bn in assets under management. The Engaged deal is the second strategic partnership entered into by Grosvenor since it launched its current Emerging Manager program at the beginning of the year.

Engaged Capital was founded this month by Glenn W. Welling, a former Principal and Managing Director at Relational Investors. Engaged makes concentrated investments in undervalued public companies and through a constructive engagement process serves as the catalyst for strategic change and shareholder value creation. Welling has over 20 years of experience in activist investing and providing business advisory services to companies to help them increase shareholder value and will be bringing his team from Relational into the new fund.

Prior to his work at Relational, Welling ran the Buy-side Insights Group at Credit Suisse, where he helped many of the bank’s largest clients ensure their decisions and actions created value for their shareholders. Before Credit Suisse, Welling was a partner at HOLT Value Associates, where he ran a similar business. He joined Relational in 2008, bringing with him some of the bankers from his team at Credit Suisse to help grow the firm’s large-cap fund ......................

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