Torys’ Matt Murphy joins Northleaf Capital as legal counsel

Canadian private-markets investor Northleaf Capital Partners has hired Matt Murphy as legal counsel. Murphy, who is based in the firm’s Toronto headquarters, will work with Northleaf deal teams and external legal counsel to review, structure and complete investments. He joined Northleaf from Canadian law firm Torys LLP, where he served as an associate practicing corporate and securities law with a focus on private equity and fund formation. Murphy was the lead author on “Hot topics in private fund negotiations,” a Torys’ feature article published on PE Hub Canada last month.


Matt Murphy joins Northleaf Capital Partners as Legal Counsel

Northleaf Capital Partners is pleased to announce that Matt Murphy has joined our firm as Legal Counsel, based in our Toronto office. In this role, Matt participates in all aspects of Northleaf’s private markets investment activities, working closely with individual deal teams and external legal counsel to review, structure and complete investments. Matt is also involved in the legal and structuring elements of Northleaf’s investor relations, business development and fund formation activities, as well as compliance and corporate matters.

Prior to joining Northleaf in 2017, Matt was an Associate at Torys LLP, where he focused on corporate and securities law with an emphasis on private equity and private fund formation, representing a number of Canada’s leading institutional investors and private fund managers, including Northleaf, in connection with their private markets transactions.

Matt received both a Bachelor of Arts (Dean’s Honour List) and a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Dalhousie University.

About Northleaf Capital Partners
Northleaf Capital Partners is an independent global private markets fund manager with more than US$9 billion in private equity, infrastructure and private credit commitments under management on behalf of public, corporate and multi-employer pension plans, university endowments, financial institutions and family offices.

Northleaf’s 85-person team, located in Toronto, London, Chicago, and Menlo Park, is focused exclusively on sourcing, evaluating and managing private markets investments globally. Northleaf currently manages six global private equity funds, a specialist global private equity secondary fund, two direct OECD-focused infrastructure funds, a global private credit fund and a series of customized investment mandates tailored to meet the specific needs of institutional investors and family offices. For more information on Northleaf, please visit

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