McGuireWoods Ranks Among Top 5 Law Firms For U.S. M&A Deals in First Quarter of 2019

Firm Continues Strong Global M&A and Private Equity Performance

April 22, 2019

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 Bloomberg’s tables.

The firm’s notable deals in the first quarter of 2019 included representing SPX Corp. in its acquisition of marine and aviation lighting assets from Carmanah Technologies Corp. McGuireWoods lawyers in London and the U.S. represented UK-based Essentra PLC 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 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.