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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.

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Corporate Development


TAG Corporate Development Presents Preparing Your Business for Sale

TAG Corporate Development Presents Preparing Your Business for Sale

Most of the attention paid to selling your business comes in the final few days.   But there are things that you can be doing months and even years in advance to ensure a clean transaction, make your business more transparent and appealing to buyers and increase your exit price.

Buy side and sell side experts from across the spectrum will share ideas, best practices and tips on how to take action today to benefit tomorrow.  However, like everything in life, there is often no right way to do things.

July 23, 2019
7:30 - 9:00 AM 

EY Atlanta Office
55 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard
14th Floor
Atlanta, GA  30308

Members - $10
Non-members - $30


Nei-Kuan Chia, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy & Investments, Cox Enterprises

Mark Kaiser, Managing Principal, The Mark Kaiser Company

Chris Maxwell, Partner: Corporate, M&A and Securities, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLC

Rich Mills, Partner, Americas Divestiture Leader, Ernst & Young

Bill Tucker, Partner, Tucker, Midis & Owen, LLC

Tim Christie, CFA, Principal, CorpDev Consulting (Moderator)

Parking is available at the parking deck below the building.  Upon arrival, please check-in with building security in the lobby.  You will then be directed to the 14th floor, where our meeting will take place.  Alternately, the MARTA Civic Center transit station is located just three blocks away from the EY office.

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Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 7:30 AM to
Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019 9:00 AM


55 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW Fl 14
Atlanta, GA 30308-3050 US
55 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW Fl 14
Atlanta, GA 30308-3050
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