Matthew J. Chase advises both established and emerging sponsors and asset managers on the formation, management, and operation of private funds.

A pragmatic and creative problem solver, Mr. Chase supports clients throughout the entire lifecycle of a fund. He regularly represents sponsors in the formation and structuring of US and global private investment vehicles, including buyout funds, credit and other debt funds, energy and infrastructure funds, growth and venture capital funds, and co-investment funds.

Mr. Chase’s practice includes:

  • Fund formation
  • Formation of sponsors and internal sponsor arrangements
  • GP-led secondary transactions
  • Co-investments
  • Portfolio company investment and exit structuring
  • Separately managed accounts and special purpose investment vehicles

Mr. Chase focuses on client objectives while maintaining strong, collaborative relationships among sponsors and investors. He brings particular experience representing new and emerging managers, including in connection with the formation of debut funds and strategies.

Mr. Chase also advises institutional investors in connection with their fund investments and related transactions.

Mr. Chase’s representative clients include: 

  • Activant Capital
  • Carousel Capital
  • Diversis Capital
  • Encore Consumer Capital
  • Monogram Capital
  • North Branch Capital
  • Oaktree
  • Onex Partners, Onex Credit, and ONCAP
  • Post Advisory Group
  • Sprott
  • VMG Partners

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, St. John's University School of Law, 2005
    summa cum laude
  • AB, Georgetown University, 2002