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November 15, 2017

Croft & Bender Q3 2017 Market Report

Croft & Bender is pleased to provide its Q3 2017 Market Report. full story »

October 10, 2017

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to ML Healthcare on its Recapitalization by 777 Partners

Croft & Bender, an Atlanta-based investment banking and private equity firm, is pleased to announce the successful recapitalization of its client, ML Healthcare, by 777 Partners. full story »

August 8, 2017

Croft & Bender Q2 2017 Market Report

Croft & Bender is pleased to provide its Q2 2017 Market Report. full story »

June 12, 2017

Croft & Bender Q1 2017 Market Report

Croft & Bender is pleased to provide its Q1 2017 Market Report. full story »

June 7, 2017

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to ControlScan in its Merger with EchoSat

ControlScan, a leading provider of security and compliance solutions, has merged with EchoSat, a portfolio company of Thompson Street Capital Partners. Croft & Bender was the financial advisor to ControlScan on the transaction. full story »

May 24, 2017

Croft & Bender Announces that Matt Veal Has Joined the Firm

Croft & Bender, an Atlanta-based investment banking firm, is pleased to announce that Matt Veal has joined the firm as a Vice President. full story »

April 24, 2017

Croft & Bender is Moving to New Offices

After over 20 years in the same complex, Croft & Bender is moving up the road. full story »

February 7, 2017

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to Juniper Landscaping on its Recapitalization by ZS Fund

Juniper Landscaping, a leading provider of landscaping services to commercial customers, has been recapitalized by ZS Fund. Croft & Bender was the financial advisor to Juniper Landscaping on the transaction. full story »

September 14, 2016

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to Automation Control Products in its Sale to Rockwell Automation

Automation Control Products (ACP), a leading provider of centralized thin client, remote desktop and server management software, has been acquired by Rockwell Automation. Croft & Bender was the exclusive financial advisor to ACP on the transaction. full story »

May 13, 2016

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to Bridge2 Solutions on its Equity Investment from Updata Partners

Bridge2 Solutions, a leading SaaS platform provider for loyalty and rewards redemption, has closed a $35 million equity investment from Updata Partners. Croft & Bender was a financial advisor to Bridge2 Solutions on the transaction. full story »

May 6, 2016

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to SEI Group on its Sale to Narrow Gauge Capital

SEI Group, a leading installer of residential building products, has been acquired by Narrow Gauge Capital. Croft & Bender was a financial advisor to SEI Group on the transaction. full story »

October 29, 2015

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to N3 on its Equity Investment from RedBird Capital Partners

Atlanta-based N3, a leading provider of integrated, technology-enabled sales and marketing execution solutions, has closed a $35 million equity investment from RedBird Capital Partners. Croft & Bender was a financial advisor to N3 on the transaction. full story »

October 15, 2015

Croft & Bender serves as Financial Advisor to Northstar Psychological Services in its sale to Community Intervention Services

Northstar Psychological Services (“NPS”), a leading provider of community-based behavioral health services to both individuals and families, has been acquired by Community Intervention Services (“CIS”), a portfolio company of the private equity group H.I.G. Capital. Croft & Bender was a financial advisor to NPS on the transaction. full story »

July 31, 2015

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to Sunstar Insurance Group on its Recapitalization by LNC Partners

Sunstar Insurance Group ("Sunstar"), a Memphis, TN-based regional insurance broker, has closed a round of financing by LNC Partners ("LNC"). Croft & Bender was a financial advisor to Sunstar on the transaction. full story »

June 15, 2015

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to Service Brands International in its Sale to Dwyer Group

Service Brands International ("SBI"), a leading multi-concept residential services franchisor, has been acquired by Dwyer Group. Croft & Bender was a financial advisor to SBI on the transaction. full story »

April 30, 2015

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to VNS Corporation in its Sale to Building Materials Holding Corporation

Vidalia, GA-based VNS Corporation (VNS), a building materials supply dealer and manufacturer, has been acquired by Building Materials Holding Corporation (BMC). Croft & Bender was a financial advisor to VNS on the transaction. full story »

March 31, 2015

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to PrimeRevenue on its Recapitalization by BBH Capital Partners and Battery Ventures

Atlanta-based PrimeRevenue Inc, a provider of working capital finance solutions, has closed $80 million in funding. BBH Capital Partners and Battery Ventures led the round. Croft & Bender was a financial advisor to PrimeRevenue on the transaction. full story »

March 27, 2015

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to USPack Logistics in its Recapitalization by NewSpring Holdings LLC

USPack, a leading provider of asset-light, same-day delivery and last mile logistics services, has been acquired by NewSpring Capital. Croft & Bender was a financial advisor to USPack on the transaction. full story »

March 2, 2015

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to Buyers Protection Group in its Sale to Fidelity National Financial

Buyers Protection Group, Inc. ("BPG"), a leading provider of home warranty and home inspection services to buyers and sellers of residential properties, today announced that it has been acquired by Fidelity National Financial. full story »

August 29, 2014

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to PNA Construction Technologies on its Sale to Illinois Tool Works

PNA Construction Technologies (PNA), a leading manufacturer and supplier of innovative, patented products for the concrete flooring industry, has been acquired by Illinois Tool Works (ITW). Croft & Bender served as the exclusive financial advisor to PNA in the sale process. full story »

June 12, 2014

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to Falfurrias Capital Partners on its Acquisition of American Safety Council

American Safety Council, Inc., a leading provider of e-Learning training solutions to address transportation and workplace safety, testing, medical continuing education and other regulatory-driven training, today announced that it has been recapitalized by Falfurrias Capital Partners. full story »

June 11, 2014

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to AmerCare, Inc. on its Recapitalization by HCI Equity Partners

AmerCare, Inc., a leading provider of disposable protective gloves for the foodservice, healthcare, and janitorial markets, today announced that it has been recapitalized by HCI Equity Partners. full story »

February 24, 2014

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to Lanier Parking Solutions on its Sale to Antarctica Capital and Highbridge Capital Management

Lanier Parking Solutions, a leading national parking and transportation management company, today announced that it has been acquired by Antarctica Capital and Highbridge Capital Management. full story »

December 5, 2013

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to Movero, Inc.

Movero, Inc., a leading provider of Communications Lifecycle Management solutions, today announced that it has been acquired by Clearlake Capital. full story »

September 30, 2013

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to The Work Connection, Inc.

The Work Connection, Inc., a leading provider of business staffing solutions, today announced that it has been acquired by TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE: TBI). full story »

May 24, 2013

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to CableOrganizer.com in its sale to KT Capital

CableOrganizer.com, a leading online provider of cable and wire management solutions, today announced that it has been acquired by KT Capital. full story »

March 27, 2013

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to Q2ebanking in its $20 Million Growth Equity Financing

Q2ebanking, a leading provider of innovative e-banking solutions, today announced that it has secured $20 million in Series C financing led by Battery Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm. full story »

December 31, 2012

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to Advecor, Inc. in its Sale to Alliance Data Systems

Advecor, Inc., a leading provider of performance-driven, crossmedia marketing solutions has been acquired by Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS), North America’s largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions. full story »

October 11, 2012

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to Relocation.com in its Sale to Move, Inc.

Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE), a leader in online real estate, announced today it has acquired Relocation.com, a premier online resource for consumers preparing to move to a new home or apartment. full story »

April 17, 2012

C&B Capital Portfolio Company Completes Financing

REACH Health, Inc., a leading provider of telemedicine technology solutions for hospitals, today announced it secured $4 million in Series B funding to support its new, multidisciplinary telemedicine platform, REACH Access(TM). full story »

September 8, 2011

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to The Home Depot in its Sale of Harris Research to Baird

Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, announced today it has acquired Harris Research, Inc. from The Home Depot (NYSE: HD), the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer. full story »

March 17, 2011

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to The Rubicon Group in its Sale to TravelClick

Tim Hart, Rubicon CEO, to Lead Business Intelligence Division at Travelclick

Travelclick, the leading provider of revenue generating solutions for hoteliers worldwide, today announced that the company has acquired Rubicon, a provider of competitive market intelligence to the travel and hospitality industry. full story »

March 10, 2011

Croft & Bender Client and C&B Capital Portfolio Company SnagAJob.com Secures $27 Million

August Capital leads funding to fuel SnagAJob.com growth, joins its board of directors

SnagAJob.com, the nation’s largest online community of hourly workers and the leading provider of hourly workforce management solutions, today announced that it has secured $27 million in Series C funding led by August Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm whose partners have been founding investors in companies such as Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and Skype. full story »

February 15, 2011

Austin-based All Web Leads Buys California Firm

Austin-based All Web Leads Inc. has bought a California company in a deal that officials said will create a combined $100 million-a-year lead generation company with No. 2 market share. full story »

February 1, 2011

ControlScan Announces Continued Growth, PCI Compliance Leadership in 2010

Provider of PCI compliance solutions positioned for continued expansion in 2011

ControlScan, the leading provider of PCI compliance solutions specifically designed for small- to mid-sized merchants, announced a successful 2010 marked by substantial increases in acquirer partnerships and merchant users, product enhancements and the release of its merchant survey findings. full story »

January 14, 2011

Croft & Bender client and C&B Capital portfolio company merges with Cartera Commerce

Combination Creates Market Leader in Multi-Channel Merchant Networks and Performance Advertising Solutions full story »

September 27, 2010

REACH Call Completes $5 Million Series A Financing

Council Ventures Leads Investment Round in Fast-Growing Provider of Telemedicine Solutions

REACH Call Inc. (REACH), a leading provider of telemedicine solutions, announced today it has completed a $5 million round of Series A financing. The investment was led by Nashville, Tenn.-based Council Ventures and was joined by co-investor Croft & Bender Capital of Atlanta, Ga., and existing investor Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly known as Medical College of Georgia) of Augusta. full story »

June 25, 2010

ControlScan Raises $3.5 Million

E-commerce security provider raises capital

An Atlanta-based e-commerce Web security firm that helps keep your credit card away from prying eyes has raised $3.5 million. full story »

March 16, 2010

Croft & Bender Client, Endeavor Telecom, Recapitalized by Trivest Partners

Trivest Partners Announces New Platform with Recapitalization of Endeavor Telecom, Inc.

Trivest Partners announced its successful completion of the recapitalization of Endeavor Telecom, Inc., a leading provider of turnkey installation services to businesses throughout North America. Endeavor’s management team, led by Justin R. McLain and Andrew Schroer, will continue as owners in the business and lead Endeavor’s daily operations. The Endeavor transaction is consistent with Trivest's long-standing investment strategy to partner with well run, founder-owned businesses headquartered in the Southeastern United States. full story »

March 1, 2010

C&B Capital Participates in $6 Million Financing

Noro-Moseley leads investment in Florida’s Navitas

Navitas Lease Finance Corp., which provides equipment financing to small and medium-sized businesses, has raised $6 million led by Atlanta-based Noro-Moseley Partners. Noro-Mosely provided the bulk of the Series A round. Other investors included C&B Capital and Lunsford Capital. full story »

January 18, 2010

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Superior Investment Bankers

Ed Croft tells a compelling story about the Croft & Bender investment banking firm. Its combination of senior-level banking skills with two co-investment funds under management is a unique advantage that has generated extraordinary results over the firm’s thirteen-year history. full story »

October 20, 2009

GE Capital, Franchise Finance Lends $25 Million to Mellow Mushroom Franchisor

Financing supports new unit growth for specialty pizza restaurant franchise

GE Capital, Franchise Finance recently closed a $25 million credit facility for Mellow Mushroom franchisor, Home-Grown Industries of Georgia, Inc. (HGI). The financing consisted of a five-year senior term loan of $21 million and a $4 million revolving credit facility. Proceeds were used to complete a partner buyout, refinance the company’s existing senior debt, as well as provide additional funds for new unit growth. Funding was provided through GE Capital, Franchise Finance's bank affiliate, GE Capital Financial, Inc. full story »

September 16, 2009

Acadia HCS Acquired, Raises $5 Million Round of Financing

Company’s technology to be advanced into online strategic human resources platform

Acadia Human Capital Solutions, a Columbia, SC software company focused on Strategic Human Resources (SHR), announced today that it has been acquired by private company PMW Technologies through a $5 million round of venture capital financing. full story »

May 27, 2009

Croft & Bender Advises BPG on Acquisition of LandAmerica Home Warranty and Property Inspection

PRNewswire

Buyers Protection Group, Inc. ("BPG"), an Atlanta-based real estate services firm, has signed a definitive agreement to purchase two subsidiaries from LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. ("LandAmerica"). The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close later this summer. full story »

March 30, 2009

999 workers + 1 year = $40 Million in Revenue for All Web Leads

Austin Business Journal

All Web Leads tripled its revenue last year by refining its automated process of connecting insurance companies with potential customers — via the Internet. testament full story »

September 9, 2008

Croft & Bender Serves as Financial Advisor to MDA Holdings

Croft & Bender Press Release

Croft & Bender, an Atlanta-based investment banking firm, served as the financial advisor to Norcross, Ga.-based MDA Holdings, Inc. (Medical Doctor Associates) in the recent sale of substantially all of MDA's assets to Boca Raton, Fla.-based Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCRN). full story »

July 15, 2008

Croft & Bender Client, Brightree, Secures Significant Investment from Battery Ventures and C&B Capit

Business Wire

Brightree LLC, developer of the fastest growing business management solution for the Home Medical Equipment (HME), Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Orthotics & Prosthetics (O&P) and Sleep Therapy markets, today announced that it has received a significant investment from Battery Ventures. Brightree intends to use the new capital to accelerate its growth, consolidate the markets it serves, and expand into new markets. full story »

June 25, 2008

Croft & Bender Advises Fabric.com in its Sale to Amazon.com

TradingMarkets.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced the acquisition of Fabric.com, a leading online fabric store that offers custom measured and cut fabrics, as well as patterns, sewing tools and accessories. full story »

June 10, 2008

All Web Leads Snaps Up First Funding Round

VentureWire

Web marketing company All Web Leads Inc. has raised an undisclosed amount of capital in its first outside funding round. SSM Partners led the round, which included C&B Capital and Dillon Joyce. The valuation of the round, which closed June 3, was not disclosed. full story »

May 5, 2008

Croft & Bender Client Named National Small Business Person of the Year

PRNewswire

Shawn Boyer, the founder and CEO of Richmond, Va.-based SnagAJob.com, was recently named the "National Small Business Person of the Year" by the Small Business Administration. SnagAJob.com is both a Croft & Bender investment banking client as well as a C&B Capital portfolio company. full story »

April 24, 2008

Croft & Bender Advises Atlanta-based Alliance Surgery in its Acquisition by HealthMark Partners

PRNewswire

Croft & Bender served as the financial advisor to Atlanta-based Alliance Surgery, Inc. (ASI) in the recently announced acquisition of ASI by HealthMark Partners, Inc. (HMP) of Nashville, Tenn. full story »

December 12, 2007

Croft & Bender Advises Getmembers.com in its Sale to Haggin Marketing

TechLinks

Croft & Bender represented Atlanta-based Coupons Inc., which does business as Getmembers.com, during negotiations associated with the recently announced sale of Getmembers to Haggin Marketing, Inc., a San Francisco-based multi-channel direct marketing agency backed by Lake Capital. full story »

October 22, 2007

Croft & Bender Advises Arcapita in Transportation Safety Technologies Sale to Riverside Manufacturin

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Croft & Bender announced today it represented the management team of Atlanta-based Arcapita, Inc., a leading private equity investment firm, during negotiations associated with the recently announced sale of Transportation Safety Technologies (TST) in Indianapolis, Ind., to Riverside Manufacturing of Fort Wayne, Ind. full story »

May 11, 2007

Croft & Bender Client Blue Frog Solutions Receives Minority Investment From LPL Financial Services

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Blue Frog Solutions, a leading provider of straight-through processing and compliance solutions for the annuity and life industries, has announced a minority investment from Linsco/Private Ledger Corp. (LPL Financial Services), the nation's largest independent broker/dealer. full story »

April 23, 2007

Croft & Bender Arranges Sale of nuBridges Preferred Stock

TechLINKS

Croft & Bender, an Atlanta-based investment banking firm, announced today that it has arranged the secondary sale of 2.1 million shares of preferred stock in Atlanta-based nuBridges, Inc. The lead investor was Ticonderoga Capital of Boston. In addition, several existing nuBridges' investors, including Noro-Moseley Partners, C&B Capital and certain individuals, participated in the transaction. full story »

April 3, 2007

Croft & Bender Advises Management Team in Purchase of APCO

Yahoo! Finance

Croft & Bender represented the management team of Automobile Protection Corporation during negotiations associated with the purchase of APCO from Ford Motor Company. APCO was acquired by a private equity fund, Trident IV, L.P., managed by Stone Point Capital LLC of Greenwich, Conn., in partnership with the APCO management team. full story »

March 16, 2007

C&B Capital Closes $24 Million Fund

Atlanta Business Chronicle

The latest local round of private equity deals continues to roll. C&B Capital closed its second private equity/venture capital fund on Feb. 28, netting $24 million from investors. full story »

February 2, 2007

Croft & Bender Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

Yahoo! Finance

Croft & Bender celebrates its tenth anniversary. Over this period the company has expanded four-fold to meet the needs of middle - market and emerging growth companies in the Southeast. full story »

November 13, 2006

Cypress Care Sells Majority Stake

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Croft & Bender client and C&B Capital portfolio company Cypress Care, a provider of workers' compensation Pharmacy Benefit Management services, successfully completes recapitalization. full story »

July 29, 2006

Online Job Site Secures $9 Million to Expand

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Croft & Bender client SnagAJob, the leading online advertiser focused on part-time and full-time hourly jobs in the United States, raises capital to fund growth. full story »

February 2, 2006

C&B Capital Portfolio Company Acquired

Triangle Business Journal

Misys Healthcare Systems, a market leader in healthcare IT, has acquired Payerpath, Inc., a provider of internet-based solutions for processing health claims. full story »

January 31, 2006

PRIMEDIA Consumer Guides Acquires Croft & Bender Client RentClicks

PRIMEDIA

Consumer Guides, the country's leading publisher and distributor of apartment, new home and auto guides and their respective Web sites, ApartmentGuide.com, AutoGuide.com and NewHomeGuide.com, today announced the acquisition of Croft & Bender client RentClicks.com. full story »

November 30, 2005

Alimera Sciences Raises $31.8 Million

PRNewswire - Constitution

C&B Capital portfolio company Alimera Sciences, a specialty pharmaceutical company, receives second round of funding. full story »

May 12, 2005

C&B Capital Portfolio Company to be Acquired

Business Wire

First Data Corp., a global leader in electronic commerce and payment services, announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire Vigo Remittance Corp., a provider of electronic money transfer services to countries throughout the world. full story »

July 9, 2004

Alimera Sciences Raises $26.8 Million

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Croft & Bender client Alimera Sciences, a specialty pharmaceutical company, receives one of the largest initial venture capital investments for a Southeast life sciences company in the past decade. full story »

July 14, 2003

AppForge Raises Another $8 Million

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Croft & Bender client, AppForge, Inc., closes an $8.3 million round of funding to refine its software products focused on the handheld device market. full story »

January 16, 2003

nuBridges, LLC Closes $11 Million Funding

Market Wire

nuBridges, a business-to-business solution provider offering products and services that help companies connect, integrate and manage their business partner trading communities, raises capital to fund growth. full story »

July 1, 2002

GlobalCare Secures $11 Million in Funding

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Croft & Bender client GlobalCare, a health-care technology and medical services company, closed on a private equity financing totaling $11 million. full story »

January 18, 2002

SPI Dynamics Receives $2.5 Million in Funding

Atlanta Business Chronicle

SPI Dynamics, an Atlanta-based web security software developer, receives funding from C&B Capital. full story »

January 31, 2001

BSC Ventures Forms Atlanta Company

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Croft & Bender acts as advisor to BSC Enterprises in a purchase of three DIMAC Corp. subsidiaries. full story »

January 17, 2001

AppForge Lands $6 Million Investment

Business Wire

Croft & Bender client, AppForge, Inc., raises capital to fund the rollout and continued development of its software focused on the handheld device market.

November 22, 2000

Access Receives $6.5 Million

LocalBusiness.com

C&B Capital leads latest round of financing for the Macon-based telecommunications firm, along with Access board member Holcombe Green, the Chairman and CEO of WestPoint Stevens. full story »

November 17, 2000

VCG Snares $7.5 Million

Business Wire

Croft & Bender raises $7.5 million for VCG, Inc., an Internet software and human capital management service provider focusing on the staffing, IT consulting and executive search industries. full story »

November 23, 1998

Making Money, Saving Lives

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Croft & Bender client Apyron Technologies, formerly Project Earth Industries, continues to solve contamination issues. full story »

February 17, 1997

Fledgling M&A Firm Croft & Bender Doing Deals

Atlanta Business Chronicle

A small investment banking firm formed last August by Robinson-Humphrey Co. veterans Edward Croft III and Ted Bender is focused on helping small to mid sized growth companies. full story »