McGuireWoods Continues M&A Expansion with Arrival of Partner Rebecca Brophy in Raleigh

October 9, 2018

Rebecca Brophy has joined McGuireWoods’ highly ranked mergers and acquisitions practice as a partner in Raleigh, North Carolina, further expanding the firm’s transactional capabilities nationwide and in the fast-growing Research Triangle region.

Brophy represents public and private companies, private equity funds and venture capital firms in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financings, asset purchases and dispositions, and strategic collaborations. Her deal experience covers industries including technology and healthcare. She also advises companies on corporate governance and compliance matters.

Brophy’s notable deals include representing a public telecommunications company in multiple acquisitions of private company strategic targets in the United States, Mexico and Colombia worth $750 million; advising a public information technology company in its $340 million sale; and representing venture capital funds in multiple private company financings totaling approximately $400 million.

“Rebecca is known for her mastery in closing deals for growth companies and capital providers and for understanding the unique challenges they face in today’s ultra-competitive market,” said Michael Woodard, chair of the firm’s M&A and Corporate Transactions Department.

Brophy comes to McGuireWoods from Smith Anderson, reuniting with private equity partners Alexander Horn and Anne Croteau, who joined McGuireWoods’ growing corporate practice in Raleigh over the past year.

“Rebecca enhances our deal capabilities in Raleigh and benefits our clients nationwide,” said Mary Nash Rusher, managing partner of the firm’s Raleigh office.

McGuireWoods consistently ranks among the top law firms for M&A deals in definitive league tables published by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg. Mergers & Acquisitions magazine named McGuireWoods “Law Firm of the Year” in its mid-market M&A Awards, honoring the firm for the growth of its deal work and for innovative, client-focused private equity projects, including its Women in Private Equity and Finance Initiative.