McGuireWoods remained a dominant player in U.S. and global M&A transactions in the first half of 2020, earning top five rankings for U.S. deal count and placing among the top 10 for global deals in league tables published by Refinitiv and Bloomberg.
McGuireWoods ranked fourth in deal count for advising clients in acquisitions of U.S. companies and seventh in global M&A deals in Refinitiv’s league tables. The firm was sixth in Bloomberg’s rankings for U.S. deal count and eighth for global transactions.
The firm maintained its leadership position in middle-market transactions, ranking fourth in U.S. deals and seventh in worldwide deals in Refinitiv’s tables. In Bloomberg’s middle-market rankings, the firm placed fifth for U.S. transactions valued up to $500 million and eighth for global deals. McGuireWoods also placed 10th for global private equity deals up to $250 million in Bloomberg’s tables.
The firm’s significant transactions include advising Falfurrias Capital Partners and its portfolio company, American Safety Council, in the company’s sale to Ridgemont Equity Partners. The firm also advised Falfurrias portfolio company Sauer Brands in its acquisition of Chicago Custom Foods. In addition, McGuireWoods advised Wasserman, a global marketing and talent management agency, in acquiring international ice hockey agency Acme World Sports.
“We are grateful for the trust our clients place in us and we were pleased to assist them in closing these deals,” said Michael Woodard, chair of the firm’s M&A and Corporate Transactions Department.
McGuireWoods consistently ranks among the leading law firms for M&A and private equity deals in authoritative league tables. For more information about the firm’s deal activity, read McGuireWoods’ M&A Spotlight: 2019 Year in Review