McGuireWoods finished 2016 among the top 10 in highly respected league tables, ranking among the leading law firms in deals involving U.S.-based companies.
The firm ranked ninth in deal count in Thomson Reuters’ Mergers and Acquisitions Review for advising clients in 133 U.S. deals valued at $19.4 billion for the year. McGuireWoods also posted strong showings in Bloomberg’s Global M&A Market Review Legal Rankings, coming in at No. 10 in deal count for serving as counsel to principals in U.S.-announced deals, and No. 11 for representing clients in U.S.-announced transactions. The results in each of those tables reflects McGuireWoods’ consistent position as a top 10 M&A firm.
The firm’s notable 2016 deals included advising Dominion Resources Inc. in its $4.4 billion acquisition of Questar Corp., and representing Apple REIT Ten, Inc. and the special committee of its board of directors in its $1.3 billion sale to Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.
“These rankings reflect the exceptional work by transactional lawyers throughout our corporate departments to close significant M&A deals for clients in a wide range of industries,” said David Pusateri, deputy managing partner for McGuireWoods’ corporate practice. “We were proud to represent our clients in these transactions and look forward to another great year in 2017.”
With more than 150 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 US and McGuireWoods represented clients in two major deals that won 2016 M&A Advisor Awards.