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C-Level forum to scale companies:  
Venture Capital, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Alliances

Over the past 10 years, Georgia companies have: raised $5.5 Billion in Venture Capital; attracted $16 Billion in Private Equity; and transacted $180 Billion in M&A deals. In each of the last 2 years, Atlanta has outpaced Austin, San Diego, Research Triangle, and Denver/Boulder in attracting private investment dollars and total M&A deals. Click here to learn more.

Our Mission
• Provide a Forum for Industry thought Leaders to share the latest real-world insights and best-practices in the implementation of corporate development strategies and initiatives.
• Career Development and networking opportunities with like-minded business professionals.

Our Audience
• Enterprise & Startup Executives responsible for: Corporate Development, Strategy & Planning,
Partnerships & Alliances and Legal & Regulatory.
• Professional Services firms: Attorneys, Business Brokers, Investment Bankers, M&A Advisors and Management Consultants.

• TAG Corporate Development was created by senior Industry leaders from IBM Corp. and Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, one of the leading technology law firms in the country.

• Featured C-Level speakers: Chairman IBM Global Acquisitions Committee (NYSE: IBM); CEO AT&T Intellectual Property (NYSE: T); CEO SecureWorks (NASDAQ: SCWX); CEO Paymetric (NYSE: VNTV); CEO Kabbage (SoftBank); CFO EarthLink (NASDAQ: ELNK); COO The Weather Company (NYSE: IBM); CSO Assurant (NYSE: AIZ); President Sprint (NYSE: S); President Aflac Ventures (NYSE: AFL); MD Intel Capital (NASDAQ: INTC); MD Hewlett Packard Ventures (NYSE: HPQ); MD UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund (NYSE: UPS); Georgia Secretary of State (Georgia); CEO Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC); President Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA).

• CXOs Series (annual signature event) C-suite insights on the journey in rapidly scaling a business. Profiled high-growth companies: Cloud Sherpas; Cardlytics; Kabbage; SecureWorks; Paymetric; SalesLoft.

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For more information about TAG Corporate Development, please contact the society liaison Rebecca Markusson at

Upcoming Events

Corporate Development


TAG Corporate Development Presents: Looking Back/Looking Forward - Highlights and Perspectives for Tech Investing and M&A

TAG Corporate Development Presents: Looking Back/Looking Forward - Highlights and Perspectives for Tech Investing and M&A

Corporate Development kicks off the year with an event on 2019 highlights of technology investing and M&A and perspectives on the coming year.

Croft & Bender will start the event with a brief M&A update with a focus on the technology sector. We will then feature an accomplished panel of investors – including seed to scale to exit investor Loeb.atl and three of the top venture/growth capital firms in the Southeast:  BIP Capital, Fulcrum Equity Partners, and Noro-Moseley, which are, collectively, investing funds of nearly $500 million.

Thursday, February 6, 2020
4:30 - 6:30 PM
4:30 - 5:15 PM - Registration, Networking, Light hor d'oeuvres and Beverages
5:15 - 6:30 PM - Program

The Hotel at Avalon
9000 Avalon Boulevard 
Atlanta, GA  30009
The Trammell-Devore-Dodd Room

Speakers & Panelists:

Kyle Schnickner, Director, Croft & Bender

John Ale, Principal, Noro-Moseley Partners

Christy Brown
, Managing Executive, Loeb.atl

Mark Buffington, CEO and Co-Founder, BIP Capital

Jim Douglass, Partner, Fulcrum Equity Partners

Ned Hill, Managing Director, Technology, Signature Bank (Moderator)

Members - $30
Non-Members - $50

The event will take place during the ACG Atlanta Capital Connection which is being held at The Avalon Hotel.   This is a TAG event but ACG Capital Connection members are welcome to attend the Event at the Non-member TAG fee. The Atlanta ACG Capital Connection is the premier networking event in the Southeast for participants in all facets of corporate growth and Middle Market deal making. The event presents the opportunity for intermediaries, corporate development officers, accountants, lawyers, senior lenders and other deal makers to meet and greet with top private equity and mezzanine capital providers. Exhibitors include approximately 200 Private Equity Groups, Investment Banks and Mezzanine Capital Funds.  To register for that event go to:



Thursday, Feb 06, 2020 4:30 PM to
Thursday, Feb 06, 2020 6:30 PM


9000 Avalon Blvd
Alpharetta, GA 30009-2488 US
9000 Avalon Blvd
Alpharetta, GA 30009-2488
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