McGuireWoods and three firm partners have been shortlisted for The Deal’s Middle Market Awards, which recognize leading lawyers,
bankers, investors and advisers in middle market transactions completed in
McGuireWoods is a finalist in the following award categories.
Deal of the Year
and Financial Services Deal of the Year – McGuireWoods
advised JMP Securities as financial adviser to Redwood Trust Inc. in
its $490 million acquisition of CoreVest American Finance Lender and
several of its affiliates.
Healthcare, Pharma & Biotech Deal of the Year
– McGuireWoods represented LEARN Behavioral, a leading network of
providers of behavioral treatment services for children with autism,
and private equity firm LLR Partners in selling a majority stake in
LEARN to Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm
specializing in middle market companies.
The following McGuireWoods lawyers also are finalists.
Private Equity Adviser of the Year
– Chicago partner
Geoffrey Cockrell, head of the firm’s private equity team, is a finalist for advising
LEARN Behavioral and LLR Partners in a deal with Gryphon Investors.
Cockrell represents private equity sponsors, strategic purchasers and
sellers across industries, with a focus on healthcare provider
Energy & Industrials Dealmaker of the Year
– Houston office managing partner
is a finalist for counseling RBJ Operating LLC in the sale of the
company and its operating subsidiary to PDPS Redshift Holdings LLC, a
subsidiary of Pilot Flying J. RBJ is one of the largest operators of
saltwater disposal wells in the West Texas Permian Basin. Hughes
advises energy companies on acquisitions, dispositions and financings,
primarily in the power and oil and gas industries.
Technology, Media & Telecom Dealmaker of the Year
– Richmond partner
James Anderson III
is a finalist for representing fintech company AvidXchange in its
acquisition of BankTEL Systems, a provider of accounting solutions to
more than 20 percent of banks across the United States. Anderson
represents companies in corporate and securities law matters, including
structuring, financing and negotiating M&A deals.
Award winners will be announced later this year.
McGuireWoods consistently ranks among
the leading law firms for U.S. and global M&A deals in league tables published by Refinitiv and Bloomberg. Its M&A practice
has earned nationwide recognition from
The Legal 500. The firm was a finalist in six deal categories for the
2019 M&A Advisor Awards recognizing the year’s top corporate transactions.