McGuireWoods continued to be a dominant player in M&A transactions through the third quarter of 2019, earning top five rankings for U.S. deal count and top 10 rankings for global transactions in league tables published by Refinitiv and Bloomberg.
McGuireWoods ranked third in deal count for advising clients in acquisitions of U.S. companies and eighth in global deals in Refinitiv’s tables. The firm was fifth in Bloomberg’s rankings for total U.S. deal count and seventh for global transactions.
The firm showed similar strength in middle-market transactions, ranking third in U.S. deals and eighth in worldwide deals in Refinitiv’s tables. In Bloomberg’s rankings, the firm placed fifth for U.S. transactions valued up to $500 million and seventh for global deals.
McGuireWoods also placed 10th in global private equity deals valued up to $250 million in Bloomberg’s tables.
Significant third-quarter transactions include representing Speedway Motorsports Inc. in its $234 million merger with Sonic Financial Corp.; advising Revelstoke Capital Partners in a partnership with Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to launch a national medical management services organization; and representing private equity firm Hargett Hunter in its investment in Marugame Udon USA Holdings.
“We are proud of the strong performance we delivered for our clients and look forward to continuing our positive momentum through 2019 and beyond,” said Michael Woodard, chair of the firm’s M&A and Corporate Transactions Department.
McGuireWoods’ M&A practice has earned nationwide recognition from Chambers USA and The Legal 500. The firm also was honored in Financial Times’ North America Innovative Lawyers report for its nationwide initiative to connect independent sponsors with capital providers for specific private equity deals.