McGuireWoods advises private equity funds and those doing business with
them, including institutional investors, independent sponsors, family
offices, investment advisers, lenders and portfolio companies. Named “Law
Firm of the Year” in Mergers & Acquisitions’ Mid-Market
M&A Awards for our deal work and innovations that distinguish the firm
as an industry leader — including our national independent sponsor practice
and our women in private equity and finance initiative — we maintain a
top-tier practice in middle-market M&A and private equity. We add value
for clients through high-value introductions and referrals of tailored
investment opportunities developed through our vast network.
Our lawyers represent funds up and down the capital stack, from early-stage
venture and growth capital to middle-market and control buyout funds, as
well as mezzanine funds and senior lenders providing debt financing for
private equity deals. Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg consistently rank
McGuireWoods among the top five M&A firms in the United States and the
top 10 private equity law firms in the world for the number of mid-market
PE transactions we handle annually.
Over the past five years, we have represented more than 100 private equity
funds and their portfolio companies, each with nuanced needs. This volume
and diversity of experience aligns with funds’ investment strategies, such
as control and non-control buyouts, independent sponsor transactions,
investment fund formation and management , mezzanine finance, and senior and subordinated debt strategies.
Clients come to us for our in-depth skills that cut across legal practice
and industry lines. We leverage our resources to assemble teams that bring
the know-how each client needs. McGuireWoods’ ability to understand
industry and sector-specific regulations and trends — notably in the
healthcare, energy, food and beverage, life sciences, finance, franchising
and technology sectors, among others — and to distill this information for
clients, translates into actionable, strategic business advice.