Mergers & Acquisitions

Consistently honored for its global M&A capabilities and innovations that distinguish the firm as an industry leader, Mergers and Acquisitions magazine recently named McGuireWoods M&A Mid-Market “Law Firm of the Year.” The firm ranks among the top five for M&A in Bloomberg’s and Thomson Reuters’ benchmarking league tables; Chambers USA recognized McGuireWoods for its nationwide M&A practice; and The Legal 500 praised the firm for its M&A and private equity deal work.

Such accolades reinforce McGuireWoods’ straightforward approach to M&A: Our attorneys listen to clients to gain a thorough understanding of their objectives for the transaction. We then analyze the competitive and regulatory landscape within client-specific industries — factoring in the influence of current and emerging legislation, regulatory developments and the whole M&A market. Armed with this information, we work with our clients to develop a strategy designed to meet specific business goals, while minimizing disruption to ongoing operations.

McGuireWoods’ M&A team represents buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other major transactions throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. The firm’s lawyers handle transformative and strategically significant deals for public and private companies in every sector of the economy.

McGuireWoods’ M&A attorneys draw upon the services of the firm’s tax and employee benefits, labor and employment, environmental, real estate, securities and antitrust lawyers, as dictated by a transaction, to ensure firm clients have 360-degree deal coverage.


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    Alorica Continues Global Growth

    Representation of Alorica, Inc., a leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions, in its acquisition of West Corporation's agent services businesses for approximately $275 million.


    McGuireWoods Advises Dominion Energy In $14.6 Billion Merger with SCANA Corporation

    Representation of Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D) in a $14.6 billion, including the assumption of debt, stock-for-stock merger with SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) to create a combined company serving 6.5 million electric and natural gas distribution customers and operating in 18 states from Connecticut to California.


    Merger Creates $14.5 Billion Banking Franchise

    Representation of Park Sterling, a Charlotte, NC-based community bank, in its $691 million merger with South State Corp., a Columbia, SC-based bank holding company.


    ELS Buys Bethpage, Grey’s Point for $56.4 Million

    Representation of Equity LifeStyle Properties (NYSE: ELS), a real estate investment trust (REIT), in its $56.4 million acquisition of Bethpage Camp Resort and Grey's Point Camp, both Virginia-based campground resorts.


    SVPGlobal Sells Aromair Fine Fragrance to Canada’s Knowlton Development Corp.

    Representation of Strategic Value Partners, a global alternative investment company with $6.9 billion in assets under management, in its sale of Aromair Fine Fragrance to Knowlton Development Corporation, a Canada-based premier contract manufacturer and custom formulator for the personal care industry.

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