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Corporate

Our corporate practice continues to distinguish McGuireWoods among competitors. McGuireWoods’ corporate and M&A lawyers have been recognized by Chambers Global, while Chambers USA notes that “This group has a stellar reputation for its sophisticated corporate practice” and an “excellent network of offices to act for local and international clients on complex transactions.”

McGuireWoods’ corporate practice provides client-customized services in corporate finance and capital markets, corporate governance; cross-border transactions; entity formation; mergers and acquisitions; private equity and venture capital; securities compliance, and supply chain management.

Corporate Practice Overview

Our lawyers have extensive experience in acquisitions and divestitures, and in every type of financing, including venture capital, private placements, public and private issuance of equity and debt, initial public offerings and recapitalizations. Working closely with accountants and other professional advisors, we offer clients the benefits of our experience with business entities of varying sizes, market segments and stages of growth.

Corporate highlights — In just the last five years, McGuireWoods’ private equity lawyers have represented more than 100 private equity funds. Our supply chain management group is one of few in the country that do an equal volume of work in this niche. We offer a unique approach to entity formation — we focus on the analysis behind what type of entity to use, coupled with an equal focus on planning and creating a tax-efficient structure. Our corporate lawyers work with our tax lawyers to maximize the tax implications and minimize liability.

Our clients include closely held and publicly held corporations, private individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies and other for-profit and nonprofit organizations. They also come from every industry — aerospace and defense, agriculture, automotive and transportation, community banking, construction, consumer products, energy, financial services, infrastructure, insurance, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, media and telecommunications, mining, private equity and technology, among others.

Our industry depth and range mirrors our global reach. With more than 900 lawyers in 20 offices around the world, we cross borders, practices and industries collaborating with colleagues and managing resources in the United States, Western and Southern Europe, Russia and Eurasia, China, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Latin America.

McGuireWoods has been well-respected and growing for more than 175 years. This legacy is a testament to our lawyers’ experience across business and industry, as well as our consistent ability to deliver an excellent, integrated legal product — efficiently and at a fair price. Some of our clients have been with us for nearly 50 years which speaks to the level of service we provide and the mutual loyalty we engender.

CONTACTS

Richard W. Viola Partner T: +1 704 343 2149
Scott E. Westwood Partner T: +1 412 667 7989
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

Representative Matter

Solar power solutions provider

Representation of BBOXX Limited, a provider of solar power solutions to off-grid consumers in the developing world, in relation to the Series A funding from Khosla Impact Fund 1, LLC and Synergy Growth Nominee Limited, and related matters.
Representative Matter

AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc.

Representation of AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc. in its post-Chapter 11 bankruptcy merger with Bowlmor to form new company Bowlmor AMF.
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Global Financial Services Firm

Represented private equity fund in the restructure and buy-out of controlling interest in joint venture and negotiation of complex multi-party licensing agreement concerning nationally branded merchandise.
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Private investment firm

Representing a private investment firm in the formation of a senior secured debt lending fund specializing in loans to small and micro-cap companies.
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Private investment firm

Represented a private investment firm with a focus on the lower middle market in the formation of a fund.
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Private equity firm

Represented a private equity firm in its acquisition of a 32-unit wing franchisor restaurant chain for an undisclosed amount. The chain operates 11 company-owned and franchises 21 other stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
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Private equity firm

Represented a private equity firm with AUM of $200 million and a focus on mezzanine investments in the formation of an SBIC fund.
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Equity/mezzanine sponsor

Represented an equity/mezzanine sponsor, in connection with the acquisition of a dental practice and an infusion of capital to fund additional practices.
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Equity sponsor private equity firm and its portfolio company

Represented the equity sponsor private equity firm and its portfolio company, a leading distributor and importer of wines, in an add-on acquisition of a Florida based wine importer and distributor for an undisclosed amount. The firm also handled the financing aspects of the acquisition, including amendments to the company's senior and mezzanine credit facilities.
Representative Matter

Leading pork producer and processor

Represented a leading pork producer and processor in negotiating design-build contracts for expansions of a warehouse facilities and two production facilities.
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Private equity fund

Represented an equity sponsor in a leveraged buyout of an industry leader in prefabricated, pre-engineered small metal buildings from the company's ESOP. Our work on the transaction included handling the acquisition financing, as well as creating a new private equity fund anchored by a leading global financial services firm that contributed equity for the acquisition.
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Independent food service distributor

Represented an independently-owned broad-line food service distributor in the $225 million sale of the company to another major food distribution company.
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Saudi Arabian steel producer

Assisting one of the leading companies in Saudi Arabia in its effort to reacquire the assets and business of a steel producing mini mill from the Administrators of the Company.
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Privately held sporting goods retailer

Represented a privately-held sporting goods retailer in the acquisition of certain assets and assumption of retail leases from a 114-store retail chain.
Case Study

McGuireWoods team represents community bank in public company acquisition

On May 14, 2012, McGuireWoods client Park Sterling Corporation (PSTB), the holding company for Park Sterling Bank, announced the signing of a merger agreement with Citizens South Banking Corporation (Citizens South).  more >>

Case Study

McGuireWoods represents Plano Molding in Frabill acquisition

McGuireWoods LLP announced today that it represented Plano Molding Company in its acquisition of Frabill Inc. The transaction, which was announced on Monday, closed on June 15. It brings together under one roof Plano, the worldwide leader in fishing tackle storage systems, and Frabill, the North American leader in live bait storage, landing nets and portable ice fishing shelters and related accessories.

Representative Matter

Oil & gas industry supplier

Represented a public company that is the world's leading supplier of technology, project management and information systems to the oil and gas industry in the sale of the its distribution business  to another oil and gas industry company for approximately $1 billion.
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Electronic components, instruments & communications products provider

Represented a leading provider of sophisticated electronic components, instruments & communications products in its acquisition by merger of a suppler of signal inetgrity test solutions for $291 million.
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Private equity fund

Represented an equity sponsor in a leveraged buyout of an industry leader in prefabricated, pre-engineered small metal buildings from the company's ESOP.
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Technology holding company

Represented a technology holding company included among Inc. Magazine’s fastest growing private companies in the auction sale of its senior care SAAS employee training solutions subsidiary to a private equity fund.
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Karen J Adams Karen J. Adams
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8854
F: +1 704 353 6173
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Vassilis Akritidis
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 53
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Jason P Alter Jason P. Alter
Associate
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7940
F: +1 412 667 7962
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Arthur E Anderson II Arthur E. Anderson II
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4366
F: +1 804 698 2006
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James M Anderson III James M. Anderson III
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 804 775 1044
F: +1 804 698 2155
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T:+1 412 667 7918
F: +1 804 698 2155

Hubert André-Dumont Hubert André-Dumont
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 60
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Heather M Welch Heather Welch Arbogast
Associate
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 410 659 4459
F: +1 410 659 4599
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Bradley S Austin Bradley S. Austin
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8992
F: +1 704 373 8840
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Ilene A Bailey Ilene A. Bailey
Counsel
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 410 659 4449
F: +1 410 659 4478
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Joel Bannister Joel Andrew Bannister
Associate
Dallas, TX
T: +1 214 593 7125
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John S Barr John S. Barr
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4709
F: +1 804 698 2238
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John C Beane John C. Beane
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5714
F: +1 404 443 5794
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Rosemary Becchi Rosemary Becchi
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 2946
F: +1 202 828 2971
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Scott Becker Scott Becker
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 6016
F: +1 312 920 6135
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Samuel C Bernstein Samuel C. Bernstein
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8222
F: +1 312 698 4571
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Barry Peter Biggar
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7010
F: +1 212 715 6270
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Kevin Boardman J. Kevin Boardman
Partner
Dallas, TX
T: +1 214 593 7139
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Stephanie K Briggs Evans Stephanie K. Briggs Evans
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2249
F: +1 704 444 8711
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Christian Brose Christian Brose
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2315
F: +1 704 444 8871
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Thomas C Brown Jr. Thomas C. Brown Jr.
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5393
F: +1 703 712 5209
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Robert L Burrus Jr. Robert L. Burrus Jr.
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4306
F: +1 804 698 2023
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Meggan Michelle Bushee Meggan Michelle Bushee
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2360
F: +1 704 805 5085
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Bryan P Bylica Bryan P. Bylica
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 3617
F: +1 312 698 4533
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Thomas E Cabaniss Thomas E. Cabaniss
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4733
F: +1 804 775 1061
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Boyd C Campbell Jr Boyd C. Campbell Jr
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2030
F: +1 704 444 8715
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Healthcare Private Equity Update and Overview of 19 Niche Sectors

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January 28, 2014
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American Conference Institute’s 2nd National Advanced Summit

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SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update

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SEC Compliance, Disclosure and Enforcement Update

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Raising Your Game through AIM

A Growth Market for International Companies

September 25, 2013
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SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update

September 24, 2013
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What You Need to Know About Governance Today

June 13-14, 2013
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Keep Calm and Basel On

Capital Requirements for Community Banks

The Banking Law Journal
May 2014
Legal Alert

Will Regulation A+ Make the Grade?

Explanation of Comments Received by the SEC

April 21, 2014
Legal Alert

SEC Division of Corporation Finance Begins Comprehensive Disclosure Review Focusing on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K

Spotlight Page Set Up for Disclosure Effectiveness Project

April 16, 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

Recordkeeping Requirements

April 16, 2014
Legal Alert

Swaps End-User Update

Segregation of Initial Margin

March 26, 2014
Legal Alert

An Update on Rule 105 Enforcement

Subject to Inquiry
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