McGuireWoods Posts Top Five Rankings In Prestigious Midyear M&A League Tables

Law Firm a Powerhouse in Overall and Mid-Market Deals

July 19, 2018

McGuireWoods continued its strong performance for clients in global and U.S. M&A transactions with top five rankings for overall and mid-market deal activity in definitive league tables published by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.

For the first half of 2018, McGuireWoods was No. 4 in Bloomberg’s global rankings of announced U.S. M&A transactions and No. 5 in Thomson Reuters’ midyear M&A rankings. The firm ranked No. 5 and No. 7 for worldwide deals in Bloomberg’s and Thomson Reuters’ league tables, respectively.

McGuireWoods also leads in mid-market M&A activity, achieving top deal count rankings in multiple categories. The firm notably ranked No. 3 for U.S. deals up to $500 million in both mid-market reports and was No. 4 in Bloomberg and No. 7 in Thomson Reuters for worldwide deals up to $500 million.

McGuireWoods placed No. 8 in deal count for global private equity transactions up to $250 million and No. 11 for deals up to $500 million in Bloomberg’s tables, underscoring its leadership bringing together investors and companies seeking financing.

Notable McGuireWoods M&A deals for the first half of 2018 include representing Dominion Energy in its proposed $14.6 billion merger with SCANA Corp. and advising SPX Corp. in its $189 million acquisition of CUES Inc.

Significant private equity deals included helping Revelstoke Capital Partners in its strategic partnership with Cincinnati Eye Institute, one of the nation’s largest ophthalmology practices, and representing Summit Park on its recapitalization of e-commerce retailer Fast Growing Trees LLC.

“These rankings reflect the broad-based excellence of our transactional practices and our lawyers’ dedication to helping clients achieve their business goals,” said David Pusateri, deputy managing partner of the firm’s corporate practice. “We look forward to building on this success throughout 2018 and beyond.”

Mergers & Acquisitions magazine recognized McGuireWoods as “Law Firm of the Year” in its Mid-Market M&A Awards, honoring deal work and client-focused innovations that distinguish the firm as an innovative industry leader. The firm recently received nationwide recognition for its M&A practice in Chambers USA and earned praise for its M&A and private equity deal work in The Legal 500 United States.