Geoffrey Cockrell > McGuireWoods LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

McGuireWoods LLP
77 WEST WACKER DRIVE
SUITE 4100
CHICAGO, IL 60601
United States

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United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

McGuireWoods LLP places a strong emphasis on its deal volume, recording a significant number of transactions in the middle market, which is its core focus. The team is especially strong in independent sponsor work and healthcare work, where a regular client is Ridgemont Equity Partners, a North Carolina-based fund focused on healthcare acquisitions. Geoffrey Cockrell heads up the team in the Chicago office, with the ‘practical‘ Jon Finger in Dallas and Thomas Zahn in Pittsburgh also being key names to note. The team also made two lateral hires in 2019: Colin Bumby joined the New York office from Latham & Watkins LLP and Thomas DeSplinter joined in Chicago from Winston & Strawn LLP.

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

McGuireWoods LLP advises private and public companies on the buy and sell sides of stock purchases and M&A, divestitures and other global business combinations. Highlights over the past year have shown the team’s strengths in the areas of healthcare, industrials, technology, financial services, real estate and energy, and indeed, in addition to its company M&A, the practice group also has notable expertise in private equity exits and financial advisory matters. Richmond-based Michael Woodard chairs the firm’s global M&A and corporate transactions department and also leads the renewable energy practice, having developed a reputation for advising large US energy companies and project developers. Chicago-based Geoffrey Cockrell chairs the private equity group. Also of note, the group was strengthened by the arrival of three partners from Winston & Strawn LLP; Deepak Reddy joined the New York office, while Thomas DeSplinter and Gregory Hawver joined in Chicago.