ATLANTA (October 15, 2020) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to Latitude 27 Capital, LLC (Latitude 27) and JK Acquisition, LLC, a newly formed limited liability sponsored and organized by Latitude 27, in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of JK Jewelry, Inc., global designer, manufacturer and wholesaler of jewelry components. The transaction closed on February 20, 2020, and the business will continue to be operated as JK Findings.
Generally, Latitude 27, a long-term equity investor and strategic partner, looks for companies with EBITDA in the range of $2 million to $5 million and considers management buyouts, ownership transitions and targeted growth financing. As a private investment firm that supports small and middle market companies, Latitude 27 plans future growth with JK Findings through product and market expansion.
The SGR Atlanta legal team included partners John Spillman in the Corporate Practice, Brian Hall in the Finance, Banking & Restructuring Practice, and Joe Mandarino in the Tax Practice. The SGR team also included partners David Putnal in the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice, Matthew Clarke in the Labor and Employment Practice, and Tom Spillman in the Real Estate Practice, along with associates Jonathan Hurt and Audria Crain in the Corporate Practice.
About Latitude 27 Capital, LLC
Latitude 27 Capital, LLC was founded in 2018 in Sarasota, FL to invest in or acquire dynamic, small and middle-market companies with particular interest in opportunities to partner with owners and management teams to improve operating performance, open new markets and increase shareholder value. Latitude 27 will leverage its extensive business background to aid these companies to achieve above normal strategic revenue and profit growth, with consideration towards prudent use of capital. In general, the company focuses on manufacturing, value-added distribution and service companies that have meaningful barriers to entry, a strong improvement-oriented culture and excellent market position. Please see www.latitude27capital.com for more information.
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.