Low-Profile Barington Sets Sights on Expansion

The firm, which has stayed under the radar despite a solid 15-year record, is getting ready to boost its coffers.

Barington Capital Group is one of the best activist investors that few people have ever heard of. It’s also a good example of why hedge fund investors should not judge a firm by the size of its capital base.

The New York firm, founded by James Mitarotonda in 2000, has a fraction of the assets of San Francisco–based activist ValueAct Capital, which was founded the same year but now has $19 billion.

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