Awards and Rankings March 22, 2021

Goodwin Named an Elite Firm by Pitchbook's 2020 US Private Equity Lending League Tables

PitchBook’s US Private Equity Lending League Tables have named Goodwin among the top 3 most active law firms in the United States for private equity debt deals in 2020. The firm had an exceptionally strong close to the year, increasing its ranking and building upon its success in the Q3 2020 League Tables.  


This recognition reflects Goodwin’s significant experience and sharp focus on representing private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and direct lenders in a broad range of financing transactions. It also demonstrates Goodwin’s unparalleled proficiency in the rapidly expanding fintechhealthcarelife sciences and technology industries, as the firm is adept at providing comprehensive guidance to the innovators and investors in these evolving sectors.


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, acquisition financings, asset-based lending, junior capital, venture debt, unitranche facilities, real estate finance, loan portfolio purchases and sales, loan workouts and restructurings. The practice is renowned for its experience and versatility, as not only is Goodwin a go-to firm for active middle market sponsors, but it also oversees transactions that range from venture financings for emerging companies to multi-tranche financings for sophisticated financial sponsors.


PitchBook’s US Private Equity Lending League Tables 2020 analyze the most active lenders and advisors to US private equity-backed companies and ranks the elite law firms handling debt transactions across the private investment landscape for the entire year.