McGuireWoods delivered another strong performance for clients in U.S. and global M&A deals in 2017, according to authoritative year-end league table rankings by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg.
The firm ranked sixth in deal count in Thomson Reuters’ mid-market league tables for U.S. transactions valued up to $500 million, and 16th for worldwide deals up to $500 million. In Thomson Reuters’ rankings of overall M&A activity, the firm ranked eighth for deals involving U.S. targets and 19th for completed worldwide transactions.
The firm showed similar strength in Bloomberg’s league tables, ranking seventh for U.S. deals valued up to $500 million and 14th for worldwide transactions up to $500 million. For overall M&A activity, McGuireWoods ranked eighth for U.S. deals and 20th for worldwide transactions in Bloomberg’s report.
“We are proud to consistently rank among the top firms for representing clients across a wide range of industries in strategic deals around the world,” said David Pusateri, deputy managing partner for McGuireWoods’ corporate practice. “We look forward to even greater success in 2018.”
McGuireWoods also earned high marks from respected, independent authorities for its global M&A capabilities in 2017. For two straight years, McGuireWoods London has attained the highest possible ranking – Tier 1 – in Corporate and Commercial M&A for deals up to £50 million in the Legal 500 UK guide. The firm also earned prominent M&A rankings in 2017 from Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa, which praised the firm’s Brussels lawyers; and Legal 500 US, which cited the firm’s visibility in the energy, healthcare, real estate and technology sectors.
The firm’s notable 2017 deals included American Woodmark Corp.’s $1 billion acquisition of RSI Home Products, the $691 million stock-for-stock merger for Park Sterling Corp. and a $445 million asset acquisition for crude oil pipeline transportation company Andeavor Logistics LP. In Europe, a team from the firm’s Brussels office assisted Belgium-based Pluriomics in establishing Ncardia — a new privately held biotech group with operations in Europe and the United States — through a complex cross-border merger with its German-based competitor Axiogenesis.
With more than 150 lawyers, McGuireWoods’ M&A team counsels clients on matters throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. McGuireWoods was honored with three M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards in 2017.