ATLANTA (August 16, 2017) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Blueprint RF, a leading managed network solutions provider serving the hospitality and travel industry, in its acquisition by Cox Communications (Cox). By joining the well-established Cox family of businesses, Blueprint RF is better positioned to expand its products and services within the evolving hospitality industry.
Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, Blueprint RF is considered a leader and an innovator in hospitality solutions. The company is known for its reputation for quality design, solid delivery, support services and continuous innovation which bring clients closer to the guest experience. Blueprint RF’s hospitality industry expertise and solid client relationships enable Cox Business to broaden its scope of offerings and solutions while complementing its own Hospitality Network. In addition, Blueprint RF’s team, including CEO Ron Peterson, will join Cox Business’ New Business Ventures.
The SGR Atlanta legal team was led by Nicholas Rueter with Erin Peterson and John C. Ethridge, Jr. in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Joe Mandarino in the Atlanta Tax Practice and Brandon Sherlinski in the Jacksonville Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice and Stephanie Scruggs in the Washington, D.C. Intellectual Property Practice assisted.
Leonis Partners served as exclusive financial advisor to Blueprint RF in the acquisition.
About Blueprint RF
Blueprint RF supplies a full range of network solutions to the hospitality and travel industry with proprietary solutions and services that integrate technology to heighten the guest experience. For additional information on Blueprint RF, visit www.blueprintrf.com.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity 11 times. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s more than 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.