Awards and Rankings
January 15, 2021

Goodwin Named A Top Legal Advisor By Debtwire’s 2020 Loan Pricing Tables

Debtwire’s recently released league tables have named Goodwin among the most active and successful law firms in the United States for middle market financings in 2020. In particular, Goodwin was recognized as one of the top four legal advisors (by Volume) in the US for representing borrowers in middle market private equity-backed loans and middle market institutional loans.

This recognition reflects Goodwin’s status as a go-to firm for active middle market sponsors, particularly on transactions that draw on our expertise in the healthcare, life sciences and technology sectors. The practice is renowned for guiding clients through acquisition financings, as well as its versatility in handling transactions that range from venture financings for emerging companies to multi-tranche financings for sophisticated financial sponsors.

Goodwin’s Debt Finance practice consists of more than fifty lawyers focused on lending transactions, with deep expertise in direct lending transactions, broadly syndicated facilities, asset-based lending, junior capital, venture debt, unitranche facilities, real estate finance, loan portfolio purchases, subscription secured facilities and PIK holdco financings.

Goodwin’s standout 2020 rankings include:

Debtwire US Middle Market Loans Legal Advisors’ League Table Report (By Volume)

  • #4 US Middle Market Private Equity Backed Loans — Borrower’s Legal Counsel
  • #4 US Middle Market Institutional Loans — Borrower’s Legal Counsel
  • #5 US Middle Market Loans — Borrower’s Legal Counsel

Debtwire North America Leveraged Loans Legal Advisors’ League Table Report (By Volume)

  • #6 North America M&A Leveraged Loans — Borrower’s Legal Counsel
  • #6 North America M&A Institutional Loans — Borrower’s Legal Counsel