FI  Smithgall Family Office

     Office Locations:

3108 Piedmont Rd, Ste #108
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-375-6103



  • Middle Market



  • Media & Digital Media
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Smithgall Family Office manages the assets of Charles Smithgall, who sold his business SEI/Aaron's, Inc., in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $140 million. The Family Office's mission is: (1) To grow, protect, and report the assets of the family, (2) To effectively structure the use of these assets, including financial planning, estate planning and charitable giving, (3) To assist family members with their business projects. Charles 'Chas' Smithgall IV was the CEO of SEI/Aaron's. Chas joined SEI/Aaron's primarily for the opportunity to work with his father, Charles Smithgall III, who began as an Aaron's franchisee in 1995 after losing control of his prior company, Ring Radio, which operated radio stations and cable television systems. Smithgall III is the son of Charles Smithgall II who earned his fortune in the publishing business, selling the small-town Gwinnett Daily News and other media properties to The New York Times, with the purchase price for the Gwinnett Daily News alone estimated to be between $30M and $45M. Chas Smithgall is currently looking to purchase a privately held business that seeks to acquire a controlling interest in a business with revenues of $10 to $50 million and cash flow of $2 to $7 million., detailed in his web site Smithgall Next Step

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Chas Smithgall Founder
    Ray Simmons President


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