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Northern Lights takes minority stake in equity asset manager Seizert Capital

Northern Lights Ventures has acquired an equity stake in Michigan-based investment management firm Seizert Capital Partners.

While the terms were not disclosed, management will retain majority interest in the firm.
Established in 2000, Seizert offers three long-only equity products: Large Cap Core, Mid Cap Core, and Large Cap Value, as well as a long/short equity hedge fund. Each strategy has at least a five-year track record, and performance has been strong relative to their respective benchmarks.
Seizert is led by its three founding partners – chief executive Gerry Seizert, president Ed Eberle, and chief operating officer Chuck Schmidt – who collectively have more than 75 years of experience in the asset management industry.

‘Seizert’s investment process is well designed and clearly differentiates the firm from other valuation-oriented investment managers,’ said Paul Greenwood, managing director at Northern Lights. ‘We view an investment in Seizert as an excellent opportunity to partner with a premier investment manager that has continued to produce strong performance, even in these exceptionally challenging times.’

Prior to founding the firm, Seizert served as chief investment officer and co-chief executive officer of Munder Capital Management, and before that was a managing partner at Loomis Sayles.

Eberle also came from Munder Capital where he held various senior-level positions including co-manager of the Munder Value and Munder Small-Cap Value Funds and senior portfolio manager of the value team.

Schmidt was most recently portfolio manager and co-manager of the investment counsel group at Loomis Sayles.

Seizert’s strategies are offered through direct separate accounts and via a sub-advisory relationship with the Advance Capital I Core Equity Fund.

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