Accomplished Deal Lawyer Colin Bumby Joins McGuireWoods’ M&A Practice in New York

March 4, 2019

Colin Bumby, a highly regarded deal lawyer who advises private equity firms and public and private companies in multibillion-dollar transactions, has joined McGuireWoods’ M&A practice as a partner in New York.

Bumby represents companies and private equity funds in mergers and acquisitions, complex investments, carve-outs, joint ventures, recapitalizations and other corporate matters. His practice spans many industries, including energy, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and food and beverage. He joins the firm from Latham & Watkins.

His deal experience includes assisting energy-focused private equity investors and companies in acquisitions and divestitures. He has handled more than $23 billion in transactions involving power generation facilities and has closed deals in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. Bumby also was part of a deal team representing a national supermarket chain in its $9.4 billion going private sale in 2014.

“Colin’s deal experience and understanding of the challenges facing companies and investors add tremendous value for our clients,” said Michael Woodard, chair of McGuireWoods’ Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Transactions Department. “He will play an important role in the continued growth of our private equity practice, particularly in the energy sector.”

“Colin adds depth to our capabilities in New York and enhances the firm’s transactional strength nationwide,” added New York office managing partner Noreen Kelly. Bumby is the fourth partner to join the firm’s expanding New York office in 2019.

Bumby joins a firm that earned top five rankings for the number of U.S. M&A deals handled in 2018 in league tables published by Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters, as well as top 10 rankings for mid-market private equity deals.

“I am impressed by McGuireWoods’ innovative, industry-focused approach to client service. It provides for clients powerful advantages in complex M&A transactions,” Bumby said. “I am grateful to be part of this powerhouse team.”

McGuireWoods was honored as “Law Firm of the Year” in Mergers & Acquisitions magazine’s Mid-Market M&A Awards. 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.

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