Gregory P. Hawver Senior Counsel

Greg focuses his practice on private equity-sponsored M&A and other complex business transactions.

Greg has represented private equity and strategic clients in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border acquisitions, minority equity investments, recapitalizations, joint ventures and corporate reorganizations. Greg also advises clients on day-to-day corporate matters.

Consistent with the strengths of the McGuireWoods private equity group, Greg regularly represents independent sponsors and is familiar with the unique opportunities and challenges presented by this growing market. He has led transactions in a wide variety of industries, with particular emphasis on the healthcare sector (again, leveraging the industry-leading expertise of McGuireWoods).

Greg is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association. With respect to pro bono, Greg has represented the interests of children in numerous disputed guardianship cases as a court-appointed guardian ad litem

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Greg practiced corporate law at another prominent national law firm.

Experience

Representation of Seven Hills Capital in its recapitalization of Reliable Medical Supply, a Minnesota-based provider of rehabilitation technology, clinical respiratory products and durable medical equipment and supplies.

Representation of Tiger Peak Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, in its acquisition of VoiceComm, a wholesale wireless accessory distributor.

Representation of Eye Health America, a full-service eye care practice backed by LLR Partners, in various acquisition transactions.

Representation of private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of a repossession services company.

Representation of one of the world’s largest independent alternative asset management firms in various equity co-investments.

Representation of Industrial Opportunity Partners in the sale of its portfolio company Kuss Filtration, Inc. a manufacturer of filtration products for the automotive industry, to GVS S.p.A.

Representation of General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) in the carve-out disposition of its automotive ignition wire business in the U.S. and Mexico to Standard Motor Products, Inc. (NYSE: SMP) for approximately $71 million.

Representation of Norwest Equity Partners in its investment in Old Hickory Smokehouse, a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of food products.

Representation of AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) in the sale of its cargo business, located in Germany and Norway, to TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG) for $725 million.

Representation of NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) in the sale of its general partner interest in TransMontaigne Partners LP (NYSE: TLP) to ArcLight Capital Partners for $350 million.

Representation of Henrob Corporation, an automotive manufacturing company located in the U.S., U.K. and Australia, in its sale to Atlas Copco, a Swedish public company.

Representation of Industrial Opportunity Partners in its acquisition of the Production Machining Division of privately-owned AAA Sales & Engineering, Inc., a precision machiner of large, complex iron castings primarily for agricultural and off-highway vehicle applications.

Representation of a banking and financial services company in its role as financial advisor to Rayonier Advanced Materials (NYSE: RYAM) in its $807 million acquisition of Tembec Inc. (TSX: TMB).

Representation of Coleman Cable, Inc. in its sale to Southwire Company for $786 million.

  • Duke University School of Law, JD, 2009
  • University of Missouri, BS, summa cum laude, 2006

Member, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee, American Bar Association

  • Illinois
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