Nov 15, 2018

SGR and Client, Blueprint RF, Recognized as Winner for Acquisition by Cox Communications at the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards


ATLANTA (November 14, 2018) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm and client, Blueprint RF, have been recognized as a winner of an Information Technology Deal of the Year award for its acquisition by Cox Communications as part of the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The award winners were announced at the 2018 M&A Advisor Awards Gala, the premier celebration of the year for the industry’s leading mergers and acquisitions dealmakers, held in conjunction with the 2018 M&A Advisor Summit “The Future of Finance” in New York on November 6. The Blueprint RF acquisition by Cox Communications was chosen from more than 600 participating companies to receive the award.

Partner Nicholas Rueter along with Associate Erin Peterson McCallum and Partner John C. Ethridge, Jr. in SGR’s Atlanta Mergers & Acquisitions Practice served as legal advisors to Blueprint RF in its acquisition by Cox Communications. Joseph Mandarino in the Atlanta Tax Practice and Brandon Sherlinski in the Jacksonville Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice also assisted. Leonis Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to Blueprint RF in the acquisition and was also recognized at the gala. To read SGR’s original press release on the deal, click HERE.

To view a list of the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Award winners, click HERE.

About The M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past nineteen years we have established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround and Finance professionals. Today, we have the privilege of presenting, recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world with a comprehensive range of services. To learn more visit

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. Blueprint RF is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Communications, Inc., who also owns Cox Business, its B2B business division, and is the largest private telecommunications provider in the U.S. For additional information on Blueprint RF, visit

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 220 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.

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