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Matthew W. Abbott


Tel:  212-373-3402
Fax:  212-492-0402  

New York
1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064

Matthew Abbott is a partner in the Corporate Department, co-head of the firm's Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group and a member of the Private Equity Group. He regularly represents strategic and private equity investors in public and private acquisitions and investments, divestitures, joint ventures and carve-out transactions.


Matt's recent representations include:

  • General Atlantic in its acquisition with BDT Capital Partners of a minority stake in luxury fashion brand Tory Burch;
  • Emdeon in its $3.1 billion sale to Blackstone;
  • Oak Hill and GA in their $1 billion sale of shares in Genpact to Bain Capital;
  • AKQA, a leading digital advertising company, in its $565 million sale to WPP;
  • General Atlantic in its $3.8 billion acquisition of ING Group's Latin American pension and wealth management business, as part of a consortium with Grupo Sura, Grupo Bolivar, Banco Columbia and IFC;
  • TPG, Oaktree and JH Investments in the $1.2 billion acquisition of Taylor Wimpey's North American real estate operations;
  • KKR and GA in the $1.65 billion acquisition of TASC from Northrop Grumman;
  • Maple Group Acquisition Corporation, a consortium of 13 leading Canadian financial institutions and pension funds, in a Cdn$3.8 billion unsolicited cash offer for the TMX Group;
  • Time Warner Cable in its $3.6 billion sale of Spectrum Co, along with Comcast and Bright House, to Verizon Wireless;
  • Western Coal in its $3.3 billion stock and cash acquisition by Walter Energy;
  • Network Solutions in its $1 billion sale to Web.com;
  • The Government of Canada in the $140 million sale of its interests in Chrysler Group to Fiat SpA;
  • Agrium in its $5 billion hostile bid for CF Industries; $2.7 billion acquisition of UAP; and $1.2 billion acquisition of AWB;
  • Time Warner Cable in its $3.5 billion investment (along with Comcast, Google, Intel and Brighthouse) in Clearwire; $58 billion bid for AT&T Broadband; $9.8 billion restructuring of Time Warner Entertainment; and acquisition of 100% of ISP Road Runner from AT&T;
  • Teck Resources in its $1.5 billion private placement to China Investment Corporation (CIC);
  • Greenfield Online in its "go-shop" process and $500 million sale to Microsoft;
  • Citigroup in its acquisitions of First American Bank, a $3.5 billion financial institution, and payment processing company Ecount;
  • Eldorado Gold in its $2 billion acquisition of Sino Gold;
  • Western Oil Sands in its $6.6 billion sale to Marathon Oil;
  • Wyndham International in its $3.2 billion sale to Blackstone;
  • General Atlantic in more than 40 leveraged acquisitions, minority investments and divestitures involving its US and non-US portfolio companies, including its investments in Getco, FacebookAlibaba, Markit, Peixe Urbano, the NYSE, NYMEX, BMF Bovespa, Trow and Gilt, and its acquisitions of Qualicorp, Quality Technology Services, Emdeon, Network Solutions, Dice and First Republic Bank;
  • MacAndrews & Forbes in its $800 million acquisition of Clarke American from Honeywell International;
  • Oak Hill and GA in their acquisition of Genpact from General Electric; and
  • YankeeNets in the sale of the New Jersey Nets and the New Jersey Devils and in the subsequent restructuring of the New York Yankees and the YES Entertainment Network.

Matt was named to New York Law Journal's list of "2013 Rising Stars," which recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 who have "established a record of accomplishments and demonstrated that they are top contributors to the practice of law and their communities." Matt has also been recognized as one of Investment Dealers' Digest Magazine's "40 Under 40," a list compiled of some of the "best and brightest on Wall Street who are making their mark relatively early in their careers." He is also recognized by Legal 500 for his work with Private Equity Buyouts, and merger and acquisition work on Mega-Deals.

Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity Transactions


LL.B., University of Toronto, 1998

B.A., Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1995

with first class honours
Bar Admissions

New York

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