Matt O’Brien joined Connor, Clark & Lunn Financial Group Ltd. (CC&L Financial Group) in 2005 to establish and lead the company’s infrastructure and private equity businesses. Since joining the firm, Matt has established an integrated infrastructure investment and asset management team that oversees thousands of operating employees across a broad range of different assets, raised billions of dollars of capital across multiple funds and built a global portfolio of investments valued at over $5 billion.
Prior to joining the firm, Matt was a managing director in the mergers and acquisitions group with RBC Capital Markets. During Matt’s time at RBC, he advised on a wide range of both U.S. and Canadian public and private transactions cumulatively valued at over $20 billion, primarily in the energy (E&P, oil services) and energy infrastructure (power generation, electricity transmission, natural gas processing, storage and transmission) industries.
Matt earned a Master of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (with distinction) from McGill University. Matt also holds a senior leadership position at Banyan Capital Partners where he sits on the firm’s Investment and Management Committees and is a member of CC&L Financial Group’s Board of Directors.