Nov 7, 2017

SGR Client, Heritage Growth Partners Recognized for Outstanding Investment Deal at 2017 ACG Atlanta Deals of the Year Awards


ATLANTA (November 7, 2017) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that firm client, Heritage Growth Partners LLC (Heritage), has been recognized with a 2017 ACG Atlanta Deals of the Year Award for its growth recapitalization investment deal of East West Manufacturing, LLC. The award was presented on November 2 at the Atlanta History Center.

Through the Deals of the Year Awards, the Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth® (ACG), a global professional organization with the mission of Driving Middle-Market Growth®, recognizes transactions completed from January 2016 through June 2017 that had a major impact on business in Atlanta. Once nominees submit transaction details, the judging panel, consisting of the area’s corporate development executives, reviews the submissions. Then ACG Atlanta verifies the nominations and announces a list of finalists. Winners are revealed at an official awards ceremony. Deals were judged on, but not limited to, the following criteria: potential economic development impact, strategic sectors for our ACG Chapter areas, product of service with potential for significant local and global impact, involvement of Atlanta investors, executives, and serial entrepreneurs.

Attorneys John Ethridge and Nick Rueter in SGR’s Corporate Practice served as legal advisors to Heritage in the East West Manufacturing growth recapitalization transaction. In support of the Company’s growing operations and future acquisition initiatives, the transaction was led by a private investment group with offices in New York and Atlanta, in partnership with Heritage. To read the original press release on the deal, click HERE.

About ACG Atlanta
The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) comprises more than 14,500 members from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 59 chapters in North America and Europe. Founded in 1974, ACG Atlanta is one of the oldest and most active chapters, providing the area’s executives and professionals a unique forum for exchanging ideas and experiences concerning organic and acquisitive growth. Programs include Atlanta ACG Capital Connection, The Georgia Fast 40 Honoree Awards and Gala, a Wine Tasting Reception, a Deal of the Year event as well as an active Women’s Forum and Young Professionals group. For more information, visit: or connect with ACG Atlanta via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Heritage Growth Partners LLC
Heritage Growth Partners LLC is an Atlanta-based private, multi-family investment office focused on creating long-term value for its family investors and its company management team partners. Heritage takes an active approach to investing, with the goal of accelerating growth and performance through financial, strategic and operational assistance and increasing access to key customers and decision makers. More information can be found on Heritage’s website at

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, real estate, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.

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