McGuireWoods Posts Strong Showing in M&A League Tables

October 7, 2016

McGuireWoods’ transactional practices made strong gains in highly respected league tables for the number of M&A deals it handled during the first nine months of 2016, ranking among the top law firms in transactions involving U.S.-based targets.

Through Sept. 30, the firm ranked No. 11 in deal count in Thomson Reuters’ Mergers & Acquisitions Review for advising clients in 85 U.S. deals valued at nearly $16 billion. The ranking represents a 10-place jump since Thomson Reuters released its mid-year league tables for activity through June 30.

McGuireWoods showed similar strength in Bloomberg’s Global M&A Market Review Legal Rankings. The firm ranked No. 13 in deal count for serving as counsel to principals in U.S. announced deals and No. 16 for the representation of clients in U.S. announced transactions.

The firm’s notable deals in the third quarter of 2016 included advising Tesoro Logistics in its $444 million acquisition of Alaska petroleum storage and terminal assets from Tesoro Corp., and representing Simpson Housing in its $136 million acquisition of luxury apartment towers The Residence Buckhead Atlanta.

“These rankings are another reflection of the exceptional work that lawyers across all of our corporate practices are doing, day in and day out, for clients in a wide range of industries worldwide,” said David Pusateri, deputy managing partner for McGuireWoods’ corporate practice. “We are proud to represent them in these transactions and help them attain their business objectives.”

With more than 100 lawyers, McGuireWoods’ M&A team counsels clients on matters throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. The firm’s nationwide M&A practice is ranked in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States.