McGuireWoods remained a dominant player advising clients in M&A transactions through the first half 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, fifth for all deals involving U.S. clients and ninth for 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 delivered another strong performance 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 10th for global deals.
McGuireWoods also placed 10th for global private equity deals up to $500 million in Bloomberg’s tables.
Significant second-quarter transactions include advising Seven Hills Capital and its portfolio company, Reliable Medical Supply, in acquiring Med City Mobility. McGuireWoods London and the firm’s U.S. lawyers assisted Essentra PLC in the $77 million sale of its Duraco specialty tapes business to OpenGate Capital Partners.
“McGuireWoods consistently ranks among the leaders in M&A and private equity deals thanks to the experience and industry knowledge of our talented team,” 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.