McGuireWoods Ranks Among Top Firms in 2022 Capital Markets League Tables

February 17, 2023

McGuireWoods solidified its standing as a leading law firm for advising corporate issuers and underwriters in capital markets transactions in 2022, achieving top 10 rankings in year-end league tables published by Bloomberg and Refinitiv.

McGuireWoods placed among the top firms in the following categories in Refinitiv’s Global Capital Markets Review:

  • sixth in proceeds and 16th in deal count for U.S. straight debt excluding asset-backed securities (ABS) and mortgage-backed securities (MBS);
  • eighth in proceeds for global straight debt excluding ABS and MBS;
  • ninth in proceeds and 24th in deal count for U.S. debt, equity and equity-related transactions;
  • 14th in proceeds for global debt, equity and equity-related transactions; and
  • 14th in deal count for Canada all debt transactions.

In addition, the firm earned high rankings in Bloomberg’s Global Legal Advisers league tables:

  • sixth in proceeds and 12th in deal count for global bonds issuer advisers;
  • sixth in proceeds and 17th in deal count for U.S. investment grade corporate bonds issuer/borrower advisers; and
  • seventh in proceeds and 19th in deal count for U.S. corporate bonds issuer/borrower advisers.

The firm’s notable transactions include advising Dominion Energy in a $1.2 billion fixed-income offering, which included $600 million of 3.75% senior unsecured notes and $600 million of 4.625% senior unsecured notes. McGuireWoods represented Direct Digital Holdings Inc., an end-to-end full-service digital advertising platform, in closing its initial public offering of Class A common stock. And the firm advised The Benchmark Company, as lead bookrunning manager, in connection with an initial public offering of ordinary shares by FGI Industries Ltd., a global supplier of kitchen and bath products.

“Our capital markets team again delivered outstanding results for our clients in 2022 and we look forward to building on that success in 2023,” said Greg Kilpatrick, chair of McGuireWoods’ Securities & Capital Markets Department.

McGuireWoods’ capital markets team has earned global recognition for its representation of corporate issuers and underwriters in complex corporate and securities matters, repeatedly ranking among the top law firms for debt and equity issuances in authoritative league tables. The firm earned a Tier 1 national ranking for securities and capital markets law in the 2023 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.”