McGuireWoods ranked among the top 20 law firms for the number of global
mid-market private equity deals closed for clients in 2017, according to
Bloomberg’s Global M&A Mid-Market Review.
The firm ranked 20th in global private equity transactions valued up to
$500 million, closing 61 deals, and 19th for deals valued up to $250
million with 59. McGuireWoods represented private equity funds and
independent sponsors in these transactions, which spanned multiple industry
Notable deals include representing Source Capital LLC
in its sale of Southern Dental Alliance to Pouschine Cook Capital
Management LLC and a co-investor group; advising Sheridan Capital Partners
in its majority recapitalization of Smile Doctors and its investment in the
dermatology management company DOCS; advising Gauge Capital in its
investment in the online education company eDynamic Learning; and
representing Falfurrias Capital Partners in selling its ownership interest
in Dorsey, Wright & Associates to Nasdaq.
“Our lawyers have done a tremendous job building strong relationships with
our private equity and independent sponsor clients and we were grateful for
the opportunity to assist them in closing these significant deals,” said
Geoff Cockrell, chair of the firm’s private equity group.
McGuireWoods lawyers have deep experience representing clients in all types
of private equity transactions, including leveraged buyouts, roll-ups,
minority and junior capital investments, independent sponsor transactions
and acquisitions of troubled companies.
The firm is a leader in bringing together investors and companies seeking
financing. The firm’s many programs include an annual healthcare-focused
private equity, lending and finance conference in Chicago that draws
lenders, investors, C-level executives, and healthcare and life sciences
executives to explore strategies for closing deals and achieving growth.
This year’s conference
is set for Feb. 21-22. The conference will include a breakfast event
exclusively for women in private equity and finance to network and share
deal leads. McGuireWoods also will host its second annual independent
sponsor conference Oct. 2-3 in Dallas.