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August 13, 2021
Janus International Group, Inc.
135 Janus International Blvd.
Temple, GA 30179
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We are issuing this opinion in our capacity as special counsel to Janus International Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), in connection with the preparation of the Registration Statement on Form S-8 (as amended or supplemented, the Registration Statement) to be filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) on or about the date hereof. The Registration Statement relates to the registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), by the Company of the offer and sale of an aggregate of up to 15,125,000 shares (the Shares) of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (the common stock) that may be issued from time to time pursuant to the Janus International Group, Inc. 2021 Omnibus Incentive Plan (as amended from time to time, the Plan).
In connection with this opinion, we have examined originals, or copies certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of such documents, corporate records and other instruments as we have deemed necessary for the purposes of this opinion, including (i) the corporate and organizational documents of the Company, (ii) minutes and records of the corporate proceedings of the Company with respect to the Registration Statement, (iii) the Plan, and (iv) the Registration Statement and the exhibits thereto.
For purposes of this opinion, we have assumed the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, the conformity to the originals of all documents submitted to us as copies and the authenticity of the originals of all documents submitted to us as copies. We have also assumed the legal capacity of all natural persons, the genuineness of the signatures of persons signing all documents in connection with which this opinion is rendered, the authority of such persons signing on behalf of the parties thereto other than the Company and the due authorization, execution and delivery of all documents by the parties thereto other than the Company. We have not independently established or verified any facts relevant to the opinions expressed herein, but have relied upon statements and representations of the officers and other representatives of the Company.
We have relied without independent investigation upon, among other things, an assurance from the Company that the number of shares of common stock that the Company is authorized to issue pursuant to its charter exceeds the number of shares of common stock outstanding and the number of shares of common stock that the Company is obligated to issue (or had otherwise reserved for issuance) for any purposes by at least the number of Shares, and we have assumed that such condition will remain true at all future times relevant to this opinion.
Based upon and subject to the foregoing qualifications, assumptions and limitations and the further limitations set forth below, we are of the opinion that the Shares have been duly authorized and, when issued, delivered and paid for in accordance with the terms of the Plan, will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.
Our opinion expressed above is subject to the qualifications that we express no opinion as to the applicability of, compliance with, or effect of any laws except the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.
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Janus International Group, Inc.
August 13, 2021
We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion with the Commission as Exhibit 5.1 to the Registration Statement. In giving this consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission.
We do not find it necessary for the purposes of this opinion, and accordingly we do not purport to cover herein, the application of the securities or Blue Sky laws of the various states to the sale of the Shares.
This opinion is limited to the specific issues addressed herein, and no opinion may be inferred or implied beyond that expressly stated herein. This opinion speaks only as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to revise or supplement this opinion after the date of effectiveness should the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware be changed by legislative action, judicial decision or otherwise after the date hereof.
This opinion is furnished to you in connection with the filing of the Registration Statement in accordance with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Securities Act, and is not to be used, circulated, quoted or otherwise relied upon for any other purpose.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Kirkland & Ellis LLP
KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP