ATLANTA (February 11, 2022) – Smith Gambrell Russell (SGR) is pleased to announce that the firm served as legal counsel to Silver Airways (Silver), America’s leading independent regional airline, in its recent $50 million recapitalization, which is a critical part of the airline’s strategic growth plan. The new capital raise was executed through the placement of senior secured convertible notes to provide further support to Silver’s business plan and capital structure. Owned by affiliates of investment firm Versa Capital Management, LLC (Versa Capital), Silver Airways operates regional passenger networks in Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean, and provides regional cargo services with five ATR-500 aircraft operating out of Ft. Worth, Texas.
The SGR legal team included Ronald Barab, Partner, Finance, Banking & Restructuring and Global Transport practices, and Lorna Virts, paralegal, Global Transport Practice.
About Silver Airways
Silver Airways, America’s leading independent regional airline and the U.S. launch operator of the fuel efficient and environmentally friendly ATR-600 series turboprop aircraft, provides safe, reliable, and customer-friendly passenger and cargo airline services. Silver operates the most passenger routes within Florida and between Florida and the Bahamas from its gateways in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa. Silver’s Caribbean network connects Puerto Rico with the U.S. Virgin Islands, Anguilla, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Dominica, Santiago, Dominican Republic, and the British Virgin Islands. Silver’s cargo operations are launched from a gateway in Ft. Worth, Texas. Silver is a codeshare partner with United, JetBlue, American, Delta, Avianca and Copa Airlines, and has interline agreements with Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Azul, Bahamasair, Emirates, and APG. For more information, visit www.silverairways.com.
About Smith Gambrell Russell
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 270 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate and commercial transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction, employment law, employee benefits and executive compensation, and corporate bankruptcy and reorganization. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.