ATLANTA (October 22, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to WIKA Group, a leader in measurement technology and lean manufacturing, in its majority investment into Phase IV Engineering, Inc., an innovator in wireless sensor design.
The investment partnership integrates WIKA’s best-in-class measurement technologies with Phase IV Engineering’s cutting-edge Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems which will meet the rapidly growing industry demand. Customers will benefit from being able to leverage wireless technology with measurement instruments and systems across a wide array of products, applications, and markets.
The SGR Atlanta Legal Team was led by Partner Tom Hong with associates Jonathan Hurt and Heiko Gruenwald in the Corporate M&A Practice. Additional assistance was provided by Dale Lischer, partner in the Intellectual Property Practice, Matthew Clarke, partner in the Labor and Employment Practice, Simone Ford, associate in the Litigation Practice, and Tyler Cunningham, associate in the Real Estate Practice.
About WIKA Group
For 73 years, WIKA has continuously advanced instrumentation for pressure, temperature, level, flow, and force measurement. Leveraging decades of experience, WIKA developed a broad selection of stock and custom instrumentation as well as engineering services to support plant safety, productivity, and profitability. A global leader in lean manufacturing, WIKA has manufacturing locations around the globe, which enables flexibility and the ability to meet high delivery demands. For more information, visit www.wika.us.
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 250 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction, employment law, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.