Before 2008 News

December 12, 2007

Croft & Bender Advises in its Sale to Haggin Marketing


Croft & Bender represented Atlanta-based Coupons Inc., which does business as, 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


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


Consumer Guides, the country's leading publisher and distributor of apartment, new home and auto guides and their respective Web sites,, and, today announced the acquisition of Croft & Bender client 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

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 »