McGuireWoods partner Jon Finger was recognized as a legal innovator in Texas
Lawyer’s 2020 Texas Legal Awards issue for his role leading the firm’s
nationwide initiative to connect independent sponsors with capital partners for
specific private equity deals.
McGuireWoods’ independent sponsor program is a first-of-its-kind law firm
enterprise that connects independent sponsors with capital partners, senior
executives and other market participants in a pioneering private equity
deal-sourcing ecosystem. Under Finger’s guidance, the initiative sponsors
networking groups throughout the country for independent sponsors and family
offices focused on direct investments.
Finger also oversees McGuireWoods’ Independent
Sponsor Conference, the country’s largest event not held by a “for profit”
organizer, which brings together members of the industry to share best
practices, strategies and deal leads.
“I am proud to work with a talented team of lawyers and business development
professionals across the firm to institutionalize and implement our unique
deal-sourcing initiative,” Finger said. “It is rewarding to be part of a
framework that allows McGuireWoods to be recognized as the leading law firm for
independent sponsor transactions.”
Finger, who focuses his practice on private equity and corporate
transactional matters, is an established thought leader on independent sponsor
transactions. He was honored as a “Texas Trailblazer” by Texas Lawyer in 2019
and as an “M&A Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal. He also has been
recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500 US as a pre-eminent adviser to
participants in independent sponsor transactions across industries.