McGuireWoods delivered another powerhouse performance for clients in U.S.
and global M&A transactions in the first three months of 2019, earning
top five rankings for U.S. deal count and top 10 rankings for global
transactions in league tables published by Bloomberg and Refinitiv,
formerly the financial and risk business of Thomson Reuters.
McGuireWoods ranked No. 4 in both league tables for the number of U.S.
M&A deals it handled for clients in the first quarter of the year. The
firm was No. 5 for global M&A deals in Bloomberg’s rankings and No. 7
in Refinitiv’s report.
The firm also remained a powerhouse in mid-market M&A, ranking No. 3 in
both reports for the number of U.S. deals valued up to $500 million.
Bloomberg rated McGuireWoods No. 5 for global deals up to $500 million
while Refinitiv ranked the firm No. 6 in the same category.
In addition, McGuireWoods placed No. 10 for global private equity deals up
to $500 million and No. 8 for transactions up to $250 million in
The firm’s notable deals in the first quarter of 2019 included representing
in its acquisition of marine and aviation lighting assets from Carmanah
Technologies Corp. McGuireWoods lawyers in London and the U.S. represented
in the sale of its Pipe Protection Technologies Business to National
Oilwell Varco Inc. of Texas. The firm also advised
CEI Vision Partners, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, in forming a
partnership with Virginia Eye Consultants to create one of the nation’s
largest ophthalmology management services organizations.
“We are proud of the results our transactional lawyers continue to deliver
for clients in a range of industries,” said
Michael Woodard, chair of the firm’s M&A and Corporate Transactions Department. “We
look forward to building on this strong performance through the remainder
of 2019 and beyond.”
McGuireWoods’ M&A practice has earned nationwide recognition from
and The Legal 500. The firm also was honored in Financial Times’
North America Innovative Lawyers report
nationwide initiative to connect
with capital providers for specific private equity deals.