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:

  • 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;
  • Benefit Street Partners in its sale to Franklin Resources;
  • Markel Corporation in its acquisition of Nephila Holdings Limited;
  • Tennenbaum Capital Partners in its acquisition by BlackRock;
  • BlackRock in its acquisition of Citigroup’s Mexican asset management business;
  • Janus Capital Group in its merger-of-equals with Henderson Group;
  • Old Mutual plc in its managed separation of OM Asset Management plc, including through the sale of a 24.95% shareholding to HNA Capital US;
  • First Eagle Investment Management in its acquisition by funds affiliated with Blackstone and Corsair Capital;
  • BlackRock in its acquisition of Infraestructura Institucional;
  • John Hancock Retirement Plan Services in its acquisition of the retirement plan services business of New York Life Investment Management;
  • Credit Suisse Group AG in its sale of its Customized Fund Investment Group to Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.;
  • Société Générale in its sale of The TCW Group to The Carlyle Group and the management of TCW;
  • Epoch Investment Partners, Inc. in its acquisition of certain assets of Institutional Capital LLC’s investment management business;
  • Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company in its acquisition of the retirement plans business of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.;
  • Cigna Corporation in a reinsurance transaction with Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Company of Nebraska to reinsure two of Cigna’s annuity businesses;
  • Affiliated Managers Group in its acquisition of a minority interest in Baring Private Equity Asia Group Limited;
  • AMP Capital in its acquisition of a minority interest in PCCP, LLC;
  • Harbinger Group Inc. in its acquisition of a majority interest in CorAmerica Capital, LLC; and
  • Graycliff Partners LP in its spin-out from HSBC Capital.



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


  • New York

Matthew B. Collin

Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions; Financial Institutions