ATLANTA (July 20, 2017) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Richland Technologies, LLC (RTL), a leading provider of safety critical and high integrity software and hardware development and certification for aerospace, defense, automotive, medical and industrial environments, in RTL’s acquisition by Mercury Systems, Inc. (Mercury).
As a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and mission processing subsystems, Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. The company’s acquisition of RTL coupled with its November purchase of Creative Electronic Systems (now Mercury Mission Systems International) positions Mercury as one of the principal suppliers of secure and safety critical processing subsystems for aerospace and defense applications.
RTL’s capabilities in safety critical markets along with its U.S. presence will expand Mercury’s mission computing expertise and further market growth. Also a leader in safety-certifiable embedded graphics software for commercial and military aerospace applications, RTL will continue to be based in Duluth, Georgia.
The SGR Atlanta legal team included John C. Ethridge, Jr., Nicholas Rueter and Emily McConnell in the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, along with Joe Mandarino in the Tax Practice and Quinn Baker in the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Practice.
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