Nov 14, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Internet Provider GigaMonster in Significant Capital Raise through Majority Investment from Barings

Gigamonster Deal

ATLANTA (November 14, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to GigaMonster, one of the nation’s leading fiber-based internet providers in the multifamily industry, in a substantial capital raise for its parent company through Barings, one of the world’s leading financial services firms.

GigaMonster’s parent company, GigaSphere Holdings LLC, will utilize the new capital invested by Barings to expand its Universal Access Network (UAN) offering in multifamily and commercial properties, including mixed-use smart districts owned and controlled by its strategic partners. As technologies like 5G, SDN, small cells, CBRS, and private LTE are increasingly adopted, GigaMonster and Barings recognize the need for wireless, carrier-neutral network solutions within the properties it services.

Since its formation in 2015, Georgia-based GigaMonster has grown rapidly and now reaches more than 45 markets nationwide in the multifamily and commercial internet provider industry.

The SGR legal team included Partners Jay Schwartz, Nicholas Rueter, Julie Sebastian and Associate Nicholas Flint in the Atlanta Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. Partner Brandon Sherlinski of the Jacksonville Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice assisted.

About GigaMonster
GigaMonster provides fiber-based internet and networks to the multifamily and commercial industries at symmetrical speeds of more than 1 Gbps at very low latencies. Today GigaMonster services properties in over 45 markets throughout the US. As one of the nation’s fastest growing multifamily and commercial gigabit network providers, GigaMonster’s primary goal is to offer its customers and partners carrier-neutral network solutions in their buildings, while offering the absolute best customer experience available. GigaMonster adds considerable value to its real estate partners by delivering higher occupancies, longer retention rates and increased property values. To learn more, visit www.gigamonster.net.

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 aviation, corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, 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, U.K; and Washington, D.C.


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