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 1,000 lawyers in 23 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 Email
Scott E. Westwood Partner T: +1 412 667 7989 Email
David B. Whelpley Jr. Partner T: +1 704 343 2312 Email
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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.

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Smithfield Foods, Inc.

Represented Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD) in connection with the $4.7 billion acquisition by Shuanghui International Holdings Ltd.
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Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc.

Advised the special committee of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc. in its $4 billion merger transaction with NorthStar Realty Corp.
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Tesoro Logistics LP

Represented Tesoro Logistics LP (NYSE: TLLP) in connection with its $2.5 billion acquisition of QEP Field Services, LLC, a pipeline and gas-processing company formerly owned by QEP Resources Inc. (NYSE: QEP).
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Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc.

Representation of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. in connection with its $2.5 billion merger with The Kroger Company.
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Wood Creek Management, LLC

Represented Wood Creek Management, LLC in its $750 million acquisition of Genesis Funding Limited from AerCap International Bermuda, Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER).
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Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Pike Corporation

Represented the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Pike Corporation (NYSE: PIKE), one of the nation’s largest specialty construction and engineering firms in the electric power industry, in connection with their entrance into a merger transaction valued at approximately $595 million.
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Fortune 150 independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products

Representation of a Fortune 150 independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products in connection with its $270 million acquisition of crude and refined oil, terminalling, storage and pipeline assets.
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Worldwide leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions

Representation of Alorica, Inc., a leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions, in its acquisition of West Corporation's agent services businesses for approximately $275 million.
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Newell Rubbermaid

Representation of Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) in connection with its $210 million acquisition of Baby Jogger.
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Teledyne Technologies Inc.

Advised Teledyne Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TDY) in connection with a definitive agreement that provides for the merger of Bolt Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: BOLT) with a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne for approximately $171 million.
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Acquisition of a contract management firm

Representation of a leading foodservice and support services company in its acquisition of a major independent contract management firm.
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Purchase of student accommodation portfolios

Representation of in its $177 million purchase of student accommodation portfolios from Spectrum Housing Group and Sanctuary Housing Association.
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Purchase of student accommodation portfolios

We represented Arlington Investors and Campus Living Villages in purchasing student accommodation portfolios for approximately £125 million ($177 million U.S.) from Spectrum Housing Group and Sanctuary Housing Association.
The joint venture deal, which completed on 9 March 2016, is a significant acquisition in the student accommodation market in the UK, being one of the first insurance lending backed deals with a direct let portfolio, which currently consists of just under 2,000 units, including finance for a further 500 units under construction.  
This is the third major student housing purchase McGuireWoods has handled for Arlington Investors in the past three years. In 2014, we handled the £250 million ($354.1 million U.S.) acquisition of the Ottoway student accommodation portfolio from the Opal group. In 2015, we assisted in the purchase and structuring of the Goldsmiths student accommodation portfolio from Goldsmiths University.
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Advised Dominion Resources in $4.4 Billion Acquisition to Expand Company’s Natural Gas Assets

Representation of Dominion Resources Inc. in its $4.4 billion acquisition plus the assumption of debt for an enterprise value of approximately $6 billion of Questar Corp. The deal expands Dominion’s natural gas assets into the western United States and will create a combined company to serve 4.8 million electric utility and natural gas customers in seven states.
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Hooker Furniture Corporation

Representation of Hooker Furniture Corporation in connection with its $105 million acquisition of the business of Home Meridian International.
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Private equity deal for U.S. private equity fund

Acted on a private equity deal for U.S. private equity fund, Highlander Partners, a Dallas-based middle market private investment firm, in the acquisition of a UK food and trading/ manufacturing company. Highlander Partners acquired London-based Fuerst Day Lawson Holdings Limited (FDL), which operates three facilities in the United Kingdom with smaller operations in China, India and the United States
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Represented a North Carolina bank holding company in a merger agreement

Represented a North Carolina bank holding company in the execution of its merger agreement to acquire a Virginia bank holding company for approximately $82.5 million.
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Long-term sponsorship and endorsement deal

Representation of firm client KIA Motors in a long-term sponsorship and endorsement deal with NBA superstar LeBron James.
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Multiyear services and endorsement agreement

Representation of firm client KIA Motors in multiyear services and endorsement agreement with NBA superstar Blake Griffin.
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Nascar Contract Negotiation

Representation of NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer in contract negotiations as new driver of the No. 14 car at Stewart-Haas racing beginning in 2017.
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Karen J Adams Karen J. Adams
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
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
Email
T: +32 2 629 42 53
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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James M Anderson III James M. Anderson III
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1044
F: +1 804 698 2155
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Hubert André-Dumont Hubert André-Dumont
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels
Email
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
Email
T: +1 410 659 4459
F: +1 410 659 4599
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Bradley S Austin Bradley S. Austin
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
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
Email
T: +1 410 659 4449
F: +1 410 659 4478
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Joel Bannister Joel Bannister
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201
Email
T: +1 214 932 6412
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Greg Barr Gregory C. Barr
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 750 8603
F: +1 312 698 4546
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John S Barr John S. Barr
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4709
F: +1 804 698 2238
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Evan Bayh Evan Bayh
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040
Email
T: +1 202 828 2825
F: +1 202 828 3331
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Rosemary Becchi Rosemary Becchi
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040
Email
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
Email
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
Email
T: +1 312 849 8222
F: +1 312 698 4571
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Daniel Bidwell L. Daniel Bidwell
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 7631
F: +1 804 698 2231
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Kevin Boardman J. Kevin Boardman
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201
Email
T: +1 214 932 6403
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Stephanie K Briggs Evans Stephanie K. Briggs Evans
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2249
F: +1 704 444 8711
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Jeff Brooker Jeffrey D. Brooker
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201
Email
T: +1 214 932 6417
F: +1 214 932 6499
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Christian Brose Christian Brose
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2315
F: +1 704 444 8871
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Robert L Burrus Jr. Robert L. Burrus Jr.
Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
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
Email
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
Email
T: +1 312 750 3617
F: +1 312 698 4533
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Thomas E Cabaniss Thomas E. Cabaniss
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
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
Email
T: +1 704 343 2030
F: +1 704 444 8715
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Laura Yates Campoli Laura Yates Campoli
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2255
F: +1 704 805 5057
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Event

11th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference

Healthcare Finance and Growth

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Charlotte, NC
Event

Capital Raising and Deal Making in 2016

June 1, 2016
Chicago, IL
Event

SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update

May 24, 2016
Complimentary Webinar Series
Event

Food and Beverage M&A and Private Equity Update

May 10, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Speaking Engagement

43rd Advanced Business Law Conference

Back to the Future—Business Lawyering for All Stages of the Company Life Cycle

April 22, 2016
VA
Event

SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update

April 19, 2016
Complimentary Webinar Series
Speaking Engagement

2016 Danish Biotech Conference

April 12-13, 2016
New York, NY
Event

Dermatology Practice Transactions: Key Issues and Trends

March 15, 2016
Complimentary Webinar
Event

SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update

March 1, 2016
Complimentary Webinar Series
Event

Doing Business in China

An Interactive Discussion

February 15 – 18, 2016
Richmond, VA | Charlotte, NC | New York, NY | Chicago, IL
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SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update

January 26, 2016
Complimentary Webinar Series
Event

7th Annual Medical Device and Life Sciences Conference

November 19, 2015
Chicago, IL
Event

Hot Topics for the 2016 Proxy/Annual Reporting Season

November 17, 2015
Complimentary Webinar Series
Speaking Engagement

Securities and Exchange Commission Developments and Hot Topics

November 11, 2015
New York, NY
Event

Strategic Risk & Compliance Trends for Private Equity

November 10, 2015
Complimentary Webinar
Event

SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update

October 27, 2015
Complimentary Webinar Series
Event

RBIC Program: State of the Industry and Market Update

October 15, 2015
Complimentary Webinar
Speaking Engagement

M&A Solutions for Privately Held Companies

October 7, 2015
Charlotte, NC
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Publication

Belgian Retail Newsletter

"Pop-up" stores: the new Flemish decree on short-term retail leases enters into force on 1 September 2016

July 2016
Article

Blockchain for Financial Services Lawyers

What It Is, Why It Matters, and Possible Regulatory Responses

Lexis Practice Advisor
July 18, 2016
Legal Alert

To BREXIT or Not to BREXIT? That is the Question.

But What are the Consequences?

June 21, 2016
Publication

Belgian Retail Newsletter

"Pop-up" retail stores in the Flemish Region: soon to be subject to new, separate legal framework for short-term leasing?

June 2016
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