McGuireWoods Ranks Among Leading Law Firms for U.S. M&A Deals in 2021

January 31, 2022

McGuireWoods’ corporate practice delivered another strong performance for clients in 2021, again earning top 10 rankings for U.S. M&A deals in year-end league tables published by Refinitiv and Bloomberg. 

The firm placed fifth for the number of deals involving U.S. targets in Refinitiv’s rankings and was 10th on Bloomberg’s league tables for advising principals in U.S. M&A deals. McGuireWoods was 12th in Refinitiv’s rankings and 15th in Bloomberg’s report for global M&A deals.

McGuireWoods also solidified its position as a leader in mid-market M&A, with top deal count rankings in multiple categories. The firm was fifth in Refinitiv’s league tables and ninth in Bloomberg’s rankings for U.S. mid-market deals. For worldwide mid-market deals, McGuireWoods was 12th in Refinitiv and Bloomberg rankings.

The firm’s notable deals include advising longtime client Teledyne Technologies Inc. in its merger agreement to acquire FLIR Systems Inc. in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $8 billion. In addition, McGuireWoods represented private equity client Summit Park in its recapitalization of Ledge Lounger Inc. and its sale of portfolio company Fast Growing Trees.

“We are proud of the results our team produces for clients, year in and year out, and we are grateful for the opportunity to help them achieve their business goals,” said Richard W. Viola, deputy managing partner of the firm’s corporate practice. “We look forward to another strong performance in 2022.”

McGuireWoods’ M&A practice has earned nationwide recognition from Chambers USA and The Legal 500. Corporate counsel singled out McGuireWoods as a leading law firm for M&A in “The BTI M&A Outlook 2022” report, calling the firm a “powerhouse” for private company deals and straightforward transactions and a “standout” for deals attracting regulatory scrutiny.