McGuireWoods Continues Its Powerhouse Performance in M&A League Tables

Firm Posts Top-Five Rankings for Deal Activity

October 22, 2018

McGuireWoods solidified its strong position as a leading law firm for global and U.S. M&A transactions through the first nine months of 2018, earning top-five rankings for deal activity in league tables published by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.

Through the third quarter, McGuireWoods was No. 4 in announced U.S. M&A transactions in both publications, and No. 5 and No. 8 for worldwide deals in Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, respectively.

McGuireWoods also continued its stellar performance in mid-market M&A activity with top deal count rankings in multiple categories. Notably, the firm ranked No. 3 for U.S. deals up to $500 million in both reports, and No. 4 in Bloomberg and No.7 in Thomson Reuters for worldwide deals up to $500 million.

The firm placed No. 8 for global private equity deals up to $500 million in Bloomberg’s tables and No. 7 for transactions up to $250 million, reflecting McGuireWoods’ leadership connecting investors with companies and independent sponsors seeking financing.

Significant third-quarter deals include representing Scottish private equity firm Clyde Blowers Capital in its sale of industrial gearing manufacturer Cone Drive; Revelstoke Capital Partners on its investment in DataLink Fund Solutions; and Tiger Peak Capital in acquiring a majority stake in Voice Comm.

McGuireWoods showcased its innovation in a growing sector of the private equity market by hosting more than 600 independent sponsors and capital providers this month at its second annual national Independent Sponsor Conference in Dallas.

“McGuireWoods is a leader in these definitive league tables because our lawyers are dedicated to delivering innovative, business-minded solutions to our clients,” said Michael Woodard, chair of the firm’s M&A & Corporate Transactions Department. “We look forward to continuing this powerful momentum through the end of this year and into 2019.”

McGuireWoods was honored as “Law Firm of the Year” in Mergers and Acquisitions magazine’s Mid-Market M&A Awards. The firm is a finalist in 11 deal categories for the 2018 M&A Advisor Awards, which recognize top corporate transactions from the past year and the firms involved in closing those deals.