Jan 29, 2018

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Genesee General in Acquisition by JenCap Holdings

Peaden and Hurt

ATLANTA (January 29, 2018) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to Genesee General (Genesee), a leading managing general agency and wholesale insurance broker, in its acquisition by JenCap Holdings (JCH), a premier national specialty insurance business.

Through its partnership with JCH, the Alpharetta, Georgia based Genesee has found a shared commitment to product development and superb client service. This is the seventh transaction by JCH since its formation by The Carlyle Group and JCH management in March 2016. The Genesee acquisition makes it one of the largest wholesale brokers in the nation. The combined specialty insurance management companies plan to build a best-in-class distribution platform to better serve the industry.

The SGR legal team was led by Partner Rett Peaden and Associate Jonathan Hurt in the Atlanta Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Partner Matthew Warenzak in the Atlanta Intellectual Property Practice and Associate Brandon Sherlinski in the Jacksonville Employee Benefits Practice assisted.

About Genesee General
Founded in 1982, Genesee General is a full-service managing general agency and wholesale broker that specializes in commercial insurance products for the excess and surplus lines industry as well as servicing the catastrophe and program business markets. For more information, 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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