McGuireWoods partner Jon Finger was honored in Texas Lawyer’s 2019
issue for his role leading the firm’s nationwide initiative to connect
independent sponsors with capital partners for specific deals.
Under Finger’s leadership, the initiative sponsors networking groups for
independent sponsors and family offices focused on direct investments
throughout the country. As part of the initiative, he oversees
Independent Sponsor Conference, the country’s largest event not held by a “for profit” organizer, which
last year drew more than 600 independent sponsors and capital partners. The
2019 conference held Oct. 2-3 in Dallas hosted over 800 independent
sponsors and capital partners.
Finger, who focuses his practice on private equity and corporate
transactions, also was recognized by The National Law Journal as
an “M&A Trailblazer” in 2018 for his pioneering role creating the firm’s independent sponsor
“I am proud to work with a talented team of lawyers in institutionalizing a
novel deal-sourcing strategy,” Finger said. “It is deeply rewarding to be
part of an initiative resulting in transactions that have shaped the market
for deal terms under the independent sponsor model.”
In 2018, Financial Times named McGuireWoods the
most innovative firm in the business of law in its prestigious North America Innovative Lawyers report, with the firm
earning a “Standout” ranking — FT’s highest — in the Strategy and
Changing Behaviors Category for its independent sponsors initiative.
McGuireWoods ranks among the leading law firms for middle-market private
equity deals in
Bloomberg’s league tables, partly because of its success with independent sponsor transactions.