McGuireWoods is a finalist in six deal categories for the 2022 M&A Advisor Awards, which recognize top corporate transactions from the past year and the firms involved in closing them. In addition, Houston partner Demetra Liggins is a finalist for Legal Advisor of the Year.
The firm represented clients in four major deals that are finalists in various categories, including two transactions that are nominees for Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year between $500 million and $1 billion. Winners will be announced Nov. 15, 2022, at The M&A Advisor’s annual awards gala in New York.
Liggins is a partner in McGuireWoods’ Restructuring & Insolvency Department. She has more than two decades of experience in business finance and restructuring for public and private companies. She has forged strong relationships with companies in major industries, including healthcare systems, oil and gas companies, retail corporations, financial institutions, partnerships and private equity funds. Earlier this year, Lawdragon recognized her among its 500 Leading Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers for 2022.
“This recognition reflects the depth and talent of our transactional practices and our team’s track record closing strategically significant deals for our clients, including those in the energy, healthcare and technology sectors,” said Richard W. Viola, deputy managing partner of McGuireWoods’ corporate practice.
The M&A Advisor recognized McGuireWoods for advising clients in the following deals:
- Dominion Energy’s sale of Questar pipelines. McGuireWoods advised Dominion Energy in the sale of its Questar pipelines to Southwest Gas Holdings for nearly $2 billion. The transaction is a finalist for Energy Deal of the Year and Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $1 billion).
- Acquisition of CEI Vision Partners by EyeCare Partners. McGuireWoods represented private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners and its portfolio company CEI Vision Partners in the sale of CEI to EyeCare Partners, a transaction that created the nation’s leading clinically integrated vision care network. The transaction is a finalist for Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year (over $500 million) and Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year ($500 million to $1 billion).
- Sale of ExOne to Desktop Metal. McGuireWoods advised ExOne, a global provider of three-dimensional printing machines and other products, in its $575 million sale to Desktop Metal Inc., which has an expansive portfolio of 3D printing solutions. The deal is a finalist for Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year (over $500 million) and M&A Deal of the Year ($500 million to $1 billion).
- Recapitalization of CareerTeam/CareerEdge with Iron Creek and Main Street Capital. McGuireWoods represented private investment firm Iron Creek Partners in its recapitalization of Career TEAM, a leading provider of workforce development services and learning and case management solutions. The deal is a finalist for Private Equity Deal of the Year ($25 million to $50 million).
McGuireWoods consistently ranks among the leading law firms for U.S. and global M&A deals, including private equity transactions, in league tables published by Refinitiv and Bloomberg.
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