Matthew H. Nemeroff focuses on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and financing transactions. Mr. Nemeroff advises clients on a variety of U.S. and cross-border transactions involving financial institutions in the banking, insurance, financial technology and specialty lending sectors. He also counsels private equity sponsors and strategic investors in connection with investments in financial institutions and financial technology companies. In addition, Mr. Nemeroff regularly advises clients on corporate governance, securities laws and general corporate matters.

Representative transactions include:

  • private equity firm TPG Capital and its portfolio company The Warranty Group in The Warranty Group’s $2.5 billion business combination with Assurant, Inc.;
  • Deutsche Bank in its investment in ModoPayments, LLC;
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited in its investment in GreensLedge Holdings LLC;
  • AloStar Bank of Commerce in its $196 million sale to State Bank and Trust Company. AloStar was jointly owned by private equity firms Fortress Investment Group, Oaktree Capital Management, Pine Brook and Stone Point Capital;
  • private equity firm Pine Brook Capital Partners II, L.P. in its (i) acquisition of Triumph Capital Advisors, LLC (a Texas-based collateralized loan obligation manager and service provider); (ii) investment in Better Mortgage (a technology-driven mortgage lender) and (iii) investment in Fair Square Financial Holdings LLC;
  • Liberty Mutual Group Inc. in its $3 billion acquisition of Ironshore Inc.;
  • Validus Holdings, Ltd. in its $127.5 million acquisition of the crop risk services business of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company;
  • OceanFirst Financial Corp. in its (i) $195 million acquisition of Cape Bancorp, Inc.; (ii) $181 million acquisition of Ocean Shore Holding Co.; (iii) $475 million acquisition of Sun Bancorp, Inc. and (iv) pending $80 million acquisition of Capital Bank of New Jersey;
  • Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. in its investment in Finxact, LLC;
  • The Blackstone Group in its acquisition of a controlling equity stake in Stearns Lending LLC, a mortgage lending and servicing business;
  • Green Bancorp, Inc. in its acquisition of Patriot Bancshares, Inc.;
  • Springleaf Holdings, Inc. in its $4.25 billion acquisition of OneMain Financial, Inc.;
  • Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. in its $1.8 billion merger with Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd.;
  • XL Group plc in its $4.2 billion acquisition of Catlin Group Limited; and
  • Fifth Street Finance Corp. in its settlement with activist investor RiverNorth Capital Management, LLC.



  • J.D., University of Florida School of Law, 2013
  • B.S.B.A., University of Central Florida, 2009


  • New York

Matthew H. Nemeroff

Associate, Financial Institutions