Mr Chris Scheurer > McGuireWoods LLP > Charlotte, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
FIFTH THIRD CENTER
201 N TRYON ST, STE. 3000
CHARLOTTE, NC 28202
United States
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Career

Chris concentrates on complex business transactions with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, joint ventures, and related general corporate counseling. He represents national, regional and local clients, on both buy and sell sides, in acquisitions and divestitures, including asset transactions, stock transactions, and cash and stock mergers. He has led transactions ranging from a few million dollars to more than $1 billion in a variety of industries such as financial institutions, software and technology, transaction processing, food service, aerospace and defense, manufacturing and business services.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

McGuireWoods LLP fields attorneys in the healthcare, solar energy, life sciences and technology sectors as well as in niche areas such as furniture, student housing, and food and beverage. Notable clients are SPX, a North Carolina-based supplier of highly engineered products and technologies, and Compass Group, a foodservice and support services company. Highlights included acting for Compass Group in several transactions, including the acquisitions of France-based Elior Group, a global contracted food and support services business; assisting Scotland-based Clyde Blowers Capital with its $245m sale of industrial gearing manufacturer Cone Drive to The Timken Company; advising SPX on the acquisition of Schonstedt Instrument Company, a manufacturer of magnetic locator products; and assisting private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners on several deals, including its investments in E-Technologies Group and Best Impressions Caterers. In large deals, the practice advised Dominion Energy, one of the US’ largest energy producers, on its proposed stock-for-stock merger with SCANA Corporation. Michael Woodard in Richmond is the chair of the firm’s M&A department and Chicago-based Geoffrey Cockrell chairs the private equity group. Also highly regarded are Charlotte’s Chris Scheurer, Thomas Zahn in Pittsburgh and Richmond’s Joanne Katsantonis.