Matthew B. Collin

Matthew B. Collin

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions; Financial Institutions
Matthew B. Collin’s practice focuses primarily on mergers, acquisitions and other transactions involving public and private investment management firms, broker-dealers and other financial services businesses. 


Mr. Collin also represents private equity fund sponsors in the formation and operation of their private equity funds.

He has represented clients in numerous U.S. and cross-border transactions, including:

  • Wells Fargo in connection with its carve-out sale of Wells Fargo Asset Management and related legal entities to GTCR and Reverence Capital Partners;
  • BlackRock in numerous transactions, including its formation of a joint venture wealth management company with China Construction Bank and Temasek Holdings; its acquisition of Citigroup’s Mexican asset management business; and its acquisition of Infraestructura Institucional;
  • Sun Life Financial in its acquisitions of InfraRed Capital Partners and Crescent Capital Group;
  • Affiliated Managers Group in numerous transactions, including its acquisition of Parnassus Investments and its acquisitions of minority equity interests in Baring Private Equity Asia, Garda Capital Partners, Comvest Partners, Jackson Square Partners and OCP Asia;
  • Janus Capital Group in its merger-of-equals with Henderson Group;
  • Old Mutual in its managed separation of Brightsphere Investment Group (formerly OM Asset Management), including through the sale of a 24.95% shareholding to HNA Capital US;
  • Benefit Street Partners in its sale to Franklin Resources;
  • Tennenbaum Capital Partners in its acquisition by BlackRock;
  • First Eagle Investment Management in its acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone and Corsair Capital;
  • Foresters Financial in its sale of assets related to its U.S. asset management business, including First Investors mutual funds, to Macquarie Investment Management, and assets related to its U.S. broker-dealer and advisory business to Cetera Financial Group;
  • Morgan Stanley in its acquisition of Assurant’s CLO management business;
  • Société Générale in its sale of The TCW Group to The Carlyle Group and the management of TCW;
  • AMP Capital in its acquisition of a minority interest in PCCP, LLC;
  • Markel Corporation in its acquisition of Nephila Holdings;
  • Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in its acquisition of the retirement plans business of The Hartford Financial Services Group and in its subsequent sale of its retirement plan business to Empower Retirement;
  • John Hancock in its acquisition of the retirement plan services business of New York Life Investment Management;
  • Credit Suisse in its sale of its Customized Fund Investment Group to Grosvenor Capital Management;
  • Epoch Investment Partners in its acquisition of certain assets of Institutional Capital’s investment management business;
  • Sprott Asset Management in its acquisition of the gold strategy business of Tocqueville Asset Management;
  • Harbinger Group in its acquisition of a majority interest in CorAmerica Capital; and
  • Graycliff Partners in its spin-out from HSBC.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2010
  • B.A., Cornell University, 2007


  • New York

Matthew B. Collin

Partner, Mergers and Acquisitions; Financial Institutions