Matthew H. Nemeroff focuses on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and financing transactions with a focus on financial institutions in the banking, insurance, financial technology and specialty lending sectors. He also advises strategic investors and private equity sponsors as investors in financial institutions and financial technology companies. In addition, Mr. Nemeroff advises clients on corporate governance, securities laws and general corporate matters.

Representative transactions include:

  • WeWork in a pending $8 billion transaction in which SoftBank will provide financing to the company and acquire a majority of its outstanding shares through a tender offer;
  • Worldpay in its $43 billion merger with FIS;
  • American Express in its acquisition of LoungeBuddy;
  • OFG Bancorp in its $550 million pending acquisition of Scotiabank’s Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands banking operations;
  • private equity firm Stone Point Capital in its portfolio company Stretto’s acquisition of CINGroup;
  • 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;
  • private equity firm Pine Brook Capital Partners in its (i) acquisition of Triumph Capital Advisors, LLC; (ii) investment in Better Mortgage; 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:
    • $195 million acquisition of Cape Bancorp, Inc.;
    • $181 million acquisition of Ocean Shore Holding Co.;
    • $475 million acquisition of Sun Bancorp, Inc.;
    • $76 million acquisition of Capital Bank of New Jersey;
    • $182.8 million pending acquisition of Two River Bancorp; and
    • $102.2 million pending acquisition of Country Bank Holding Company, Inc.;
  • The Blackstone Group in its acquisition of a controlling equity stake in Stearns Lending LLC;
  • 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; Mergers and Acquisitions