Independent sponsor activity remains a force in the strong M&A
environment. Recently named "Law Firm of the Year" in Mergers & Acquisitions magazine’s Mid-Market M&A
Awards, and ranked No. 1 in Thomson Reuters’ league table for U.S. M&A
transactions up to $50 million, McGuireWoods is frequently recognized for
its innovations in the independent sponsor market.
We represent independent sponsors and their capital partners in majority
and minority equity investments. The firm understands how the dynamics of
independent sponsor transactions affect issues like tax structure and
economic sharing, alignment of sponsor and investor interests, exit
strategy and more. We also recognize the opportunity independent sponsors
have in finding quality investments that interest capital providers, and
our lawyers add value by sharing opportunities with our network.
In addition to hosting
a leading national conference, we lead independent sponsor networking groups around the country that
facilitate the sharing of best practices, connections, ideas, deal leads
and experiences in a trusted environment. Our lawyers are consistently
called on to speak at industry events and provide thought leadership
articles in light of our pre-eminence in the independent sponsor market and
role in shaping deal terms and trends.
The firm has been recognized nationally for private equity buyouts, with
Legal 500 noting “McGuireWoods has further cemented its presence in
middle-market private equity, particularly in the healthcare, food and
beverage, and energy industries. In the independent sponsor sub-sector, the
firm has an especially strong standing.”