McGuireWoods continued its strong performance advising corporate issuers
and underwriters in U.S. capital markets transactions through the first
nine months of 2018, ranking among the top law firms in definitive league
tables published by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.
The firm’s capital markets team earned high rankings in the following
categories in the Bloomberg Global Adviser League Tables and Thomson
Reuters’ Global Capital Markets Review:
- No. 6 in volume ($28.3 billion) and No. 15 in deal count (20) for U.S.
Investment Grade Corporate Bonds;
- No. 8 in volume ($28.3 billion) and No. 16 in deal count (20) for U.S.
- No. 7 in deal count (32) and No. 9 in volume ($28.4 billion) for U.S.
Straight Debt Excluding Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) and Mortgage-Backed
- No. 10 in deal count (32) and No. 13 in volume ($28.4 billion) for U.S.
Straight Debt Including ABS and MBS; and
- No. 3 in volume ($1.5 billion) for Canada Corporate Bonds.
The firm ranked 14th in volume ($30 billion) and 16th in deal count (36)
for U.S. Debt, Equity and Equity-Related Transactions and 18th for U.S.
Equity Linked Transactions ($250 million).
The firm also earned strong rankings for global transactions, placing 11th
in deal count (47) and 18th in volume ($28.6 billion) in Global Straight
Debt Excluding ABS and MBS; 14th in deal count (47) and 18th in
volume ($28.6 billion) in Global Straight Debt Including ABS and MBS; and
14th in volume ($11.3 billion) for Global Bonds.
Notable transactions through Q3 2018 include advising Kennametal Inc. in
its $300 million offering of senior notes and redemption of $400 million of
senior notes; representing Dominion Energy in its $1.4 billion public
offering of common stock via forward sale; and representing international
in its initial public offering on the NASDAQ Capital Market.
“We are proud that our clients appreciate our commitment to delivering
innovative, business-minded solutions and entrust us to close these
important transactions,” said
Greg Kilpatrick, chair of McGuireWoods’ Securities & Capital Markets Department.