Benjamin Hantz and Gregory Hawver Honored as Emerging Leaders by The M&A Advisor

July 5, 2022

McGuireWoods’ Benjamin Hantz and Gregory Hawver are winners of The M&A Advisor’s 13th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards, which recognize and celebrate the achievements of young professionals in mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds and financings.

Hantz, a partner in Pittsburgh, handles private equity-backed transactions and other corporate transactions. He represents private equity funds, independent sponsors, family offices and institutional co-investors, public and privately held companies, and executives. He also has served as a panel moderator at McGuireWoods’ international Independent Sponsor Conference.

“I am honored to be recognized as an Emerging Leader for the work I have done on behalf of my clients and I am grateful to my McGuireWoods colleagues for their support,” Hantz said.

Hawver, a partner in Chicago, represents private equity firms, Fortune 500 companies, family offices and independent sponsors in M&A transactions across industries. He co-hosts the firm’s Deal-by-Deal podcast and is a co-author of the leading market study for independent sponsor-led transactions. Hawver leads transactions across industries, most notably healthcare.

“I am delighted to receive this recognition and to be part of a private equity team leading the way in delivering innovative solutions to our clients,” Hawver said.

“Ben and Greg work diligently to make sure clients achieve their business goals and receive the best service,” said Tom Zahn, chair of the firm’s Corporate & Private Equity Department. “We are fortunate to have attorneys of their character and experience working with us.”

The M&A Advisor will recognize winners at the 2022 Leadership in Dealmaking Summit on Sept. 21 and the 2022 Future of Dealmaking Summit on Nov. 16 in New York City.