South Carolina


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IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is based in Columbia, South Carolina, but the firm has 18 offices across 11 states and DC. The firm acts on a range of matters in the mid-market and is ranked by IFLR1000 for its work in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.  

Within South Carolina, in addition to the firm’s Columbia headquarters, the firm maintains South Carolina offices in Greenville, Myrtle Beach, and Charleston.  

Banking has been an active sector for the firm’s M&A practice. The firm advised CenterState Bank Corporation on its acquisition of the Charter Financial Corporation, Palmetto Heritage Bancshares on its merger with First Citizens Bank & Trust Company and Amalgamated Bank on its acquisition of New Resource Bancorp. The firm also advised Novolex on its acquisition of the Waddington Group and advised Controle on the sale of a majority stake in Controle to Epiq. 

The firm also has an active financing practice and has advised B Riley FBR as the sole placement agent on Infinity Bank's capital raise and advised Amalgamated Bank on its IPO.  

Womble Bond Dickinson

Womble Bond Dickinson is a result of a 2017 merger between US-based Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice and UK-based Bond Dickinson. Within IFLR1000, the firm is highlighted for its work in North Carolina, South Carolina and Delaware.  

The firm is one of four firms recognized by IFLR1000 in South Carolina for financial and corporate work. The firm’s transactional highlights over the research period focus on M&A deals. In one deal, the firm advised Michelin North America on a 50-50 joint venture with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, valued at $1.68 billion.  

The firm’s real estate team has also been active on the sales and development of real estate projects. One deal saw the firm advise Dixie Furniture Company on the sale of a piece of commercial property.