McGuireWoods Among Top 5 Law Firms in Global and U.S. M&A League Tables

Firm Ranks No. 2 for U.S. Deals in First Quarter of 2018

April 26, 2018

McGuireWoods continued its powerhouse performance for clients in global and U.S. M&A deals during the first quarter of 2018, surging to top five rankings in authoritative league tables published by Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg.

The firm was No. 2 for deal count in Thomson Reuters’ rankings of announced U.S. M&A transactions of all sizes and No. 4 for worldwide deals. McGuireWoods also maintained its dominance in mid-market M&A activity, attaining top deal count rankings in the following categories:   

  • No. 2 for deals up to $500 million involving U.S. targets;
  • No. 3 for deals up to $500 million worldwide;
  • No. 1 for U.S. M&A transactions up to $50 million; and
  • No. 3 for worldwide deals up to $50 million.

The firm showed similar strength in Bloomberg’s rankings of M&A activity for the first three months of the year:

  • No. 4 for U.S. and worldwide deals of all sizes;
  • No. 3 for U.S. deals up to $500 million;
  • No. 4 for worldwide deals up to $500 million; and
  • No. 3 for U.S. and worldwide deals up to $250 million.

Significant 2018 first-quarter deals include representing Dominion Energy in its proposed $14.6 billion merger with SCANA Corporation, which was the fifth-largest deal listed in Mergermarket’s Q1 Global M&A Report. Internationally, a McGuireWoods London team played a key role assisting Sweden-based mining and exploration company Endomines AB in its purchase of U.S.-based TVL Gold and five of its Idaho gold mines.

McGuireWoods also earned top 10 rankings for global mid-market private equity deals in Bloomberg’s league tables. The firm ranked 10th for private equity deals valued up to $500 million and ninth for transactions valued up to $250 million. Notable transactions include representing private investment firm Summit Park in its recapitalization of e-commerce retailer Fast Growing Trees LLC, and advising Falfurrias Capital Partners on its investment in E-Technologies Group.

“Our clients value the industry insight and strategic guidance our lawyers deliver, and we were proud to represent them in these important transactions,” said David Pusateri, deputy managing partner of the firm’s corporate practice. “We look forward to continuing this positive momentum through the remainder of 2018.”

The powerful league table rankings follow McGuireWoods’ recent recognition as “Law Firm of the Year” in Mergers & Acquisitions magazine’s 2017 Mid-Market M&A Awards. The firm was honored for the growth of its deal work and client-focused innovations that distinguish it as an industry leader.

McGuireWoods was recognized for deal work in multiple industry sectors in the Legal 500 United States guide. In addition, McGuireWoods London attained top rankings for corporate and commercial M&A in the Legal 500 UK guide for the past two years. The firm also earned prominent M&A rankings from Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa for the work of its Brussels lawyers.