By Jeffrey D. Brooker, J.D. Costa, Jon W. Finger, Richard S. Grant and Gregory P. Hawver

McGuireWoods’ Independent Sponsor Conference in Dallas drew more than 1,500 independent sponsors and capital providers from 47 states and the District of Columbia and eight countries. Attendees gathered to network, learn and share insights.

Read on for key takeaways from the conference regarding industry trends and best practices for sourcing, structuring, financing and executing independent sponsor transactions.