McGuireWoods represents some of the nation’s largest businesses and
financial institutions. Over the past two years, our corporate finance and
capital markets lawyers served as counsel in public and private securities
offerings with an aggregate market value of approximately $50 billion.
That’s why we’re ranked among the top law firms for debt and equity
issuances based on deal volume and dollar value in Thomson Reuters
and Bloomberg league tables.
Such sophisticated work earned repeated honors from theInternational Financial Law Review, with the firm twice receiving IFLR’s Equity Deal of the Year and Debt & Equity Linked Deal
of the Year.
McGuireWoods handles complex corporate and securities matters, including
registered public offerings, private placements, exempt offerings,
financial advisory services, shelf registrations and subsequent take downs
of debt, equity- and trust-preferred securities, medium-term note programs,
sales of debt in European and other foreign markets, and offerings of
structured products and securities. We also help our public company clients
with liability management activities, including tender offers, redemptions
and consent solicitations.
In the equity-raising arena, we represent corporate issuers and
underwriters in IPOs and follow-on offerings. We also advise issuers in
offerings of hybrids and trust-preferred securities. We routinely assist
our financial institution clients with the creation and issuance of various
classes of equity securities, designed to help them satisfy their capital
requirements under regulatory frameworks. For other corporate debt issuers
that do not face such regulatory constraints, we help them structure and
complete offerings that achieve desired ratings outcomes from the debt
We counsel public companies on investment-grade and high-yield debt
offerings, including senior and junior subordinated note offerings, as well
as Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings. Our lawyers also assist issuers and
guarantors with secured bond issuances.
The depth of our experience enables us to be innovative in meeting
client-specific financing goals. For example, McGuireWoods assisted with
one of the first hybrid securities issued by a nonfinancial institution. We
also represented clients in numerous debt and equity offerings in the
context of M&A transactions, both for purposes of bridging to closing
or taking advantage of or minimizing the effect of short-term financing
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