Colin Bumby Partner

Colin Bumby is a deal lawyer. He advises clients on M&A transactions involving private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, large and high profile public companies, and other strategic companies.

Colin has experience leading clients through  acquisitions, dispositions, complex investments, joint ventures, M&A transactions out of bankruptcy and in connection with out of court restructurings, carveouts, auction processes, and cross border transactions. His practice spans many industries, including energy, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and food and beverage.

Colin has partnered with energy-focused private equity investors and companies in numerous acquisitions and divestitures. He has handled more than $23 billion in transactions involving power generation facilities, and has closed deals in the power, oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors. 

Colin has familial entrepreneurial roots, and takes a vested interest in partnering with his clients to ensure their business objectives and strategies are met over the lifecycle of their business operations.


Representation of Safeway Inc. in its $9.4 billion take private sale to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.

Representation of Energy Capital Partners in several transactions, including (i) its divestitures of Equipower Resources Corp. and Brayton Point Holdings to Dynegy Inc. for $3.45 billion and (ii) its acquisition of several power generation facilities.

Representation of LS Power Equity Advisors in several transactions, including (i) its $515 million sale of a natural gas-fired power plant located in Blythe, California and (ii) its sale of the Renaissance Power Plant, a gas-fired peaking facility in Carson City, Michigan.

Representation of Odyssey Investment Partners in several transactions, including (i) its divestiture of Ranpak Holdings, Inc. to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. and (ii) its divestiture of BarrierSafe Solutions International to Ansell Limited for $615 million.

Representation of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits in its $1 billion sale to Constellation Brands.

Representation of Authentic Brands Group in several transactions, including (i) its acquisition of Elvis Presley Enterprises and Muhammad Ali Enterprises, (ii) its acquisition of Spyder Active Sports and (iii) its acquisitions of several other clothing brands.

Representation of Carlyle as lead shareholder in the sale of Open Solutions, Inc. to Fiserv, Inc. for $55 million in cash and the assumption of $960 million of indebtedness.

Representation of Irving Place Capital in its acquisition of Alpha Packaging Holdings, Inc., a private US company producing plastic bottles for the medical and cosmetics industries.

Representation of Topcon Positioning Group in its acquisition of Digi-Star LLC, a developer and manufacturer of electronic agriculture products and software, from Baird Capital.

Representation of The Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc. in connection with its sale to Mast-Jägermeister.

Representation of Ratos AB of Sweden in the divestiture of two US operating subsidiaries to 3D Systems Corporation.

Representation of investment banking firms, including Barclays Capital, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Jefferies, acting as financial advisors in numerous transactions.

  • New York
  • Author, Maintaining Board Confidentiality, The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, 2010
  • Author, Corporate Governance Commentary on Board Confidentiality, Corporate Governance Commentary, 2009
  • The University of Chicago Law School, JD, with Honors, 2007
  • Wesleyan University, BA, Government and Art History, with Honors, 2004

Named to “New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars,” Mergers & Acquisitions, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2016-2018

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