Aug 21, 2023

Smith Gambrell Russell Represents EJOT Group in the Realignment of Long-Standing Industrial Fasteners Joint Venture with ATF

ATLANTA (August 21, 2023) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the Firm served as legal counsel to EJOT Group, a worldwide provider of innovative, engineered fasteners and joining technology, in the realignment of its long-standing joint venture with Accurate Threaded Fasteners, Inc. (ATF), a leading designer and manufacturer of tight-tolerance metal components, assemblies and engineered fasteners. As part of the implementation of the future concept “EJOT 2025,” the EJOT Group will focus more strongly on international markets outside Europe, which includes the strategic reorientation of the activities in North America.

The core point is the foundation of the new joint venture, “EJOT ATF LP,” of which EJOT holds a 51 percent majority share. The North American business of the EJOT Market Unit Industry and Illinois-based ATF will be merged into the joint venture. ATF’s headquarters are located in Lincolnwood, north of Chicago, with two smaller locations in Michigan near the automotive metropolis Detroit.

The SGR legal team included Partner Rett Peaden, Senior Associate Heiko Gruenwald, and Associate Tommy Duffy in the Atlanta Corporate M&A Practice. Partner Angela Roberts in the Atlanta Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice also assisted.

About EJOT Group
The EJOT Group of companies is headquartered in Germany and, as a market leader in fastening technology, serves the construction, engineering, automotive and consumer electronics industries. Beginning in 1922 as a small screw company, EJOT developed through expansion, acquisitions and diversification into the present global business group. With more than 25 distribution and production companies, EJOT currently employs around 3000 personnel in Germany, international offices, and in subsidiaries in Europe, the Americas and Asia. For more information, please visit

About Smith Gambrell Russell
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 nearly 400 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 50 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, insurance/reinsurance, construction, employment law, international, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has 14 domestic and international offices, including Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Chicago; Jacksonville, FL; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Munich; New York; Southampton; Springfield, IL; Tampa, FL; and Washington, D.C.

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