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Mr. Edward S. Croft III

Managing Director

Croft & Bender LLC

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Croft & Bender LLC

4200 Northside Parkway Building One, Suite 100

Atlanta, Georgia 30327

United States

Company Description

Croft & Bender has a cohesive team of professionals with a long history of working together to provide superior outcomes for our clients. We have broad experience advising on middle-market mergers, acquisitions, and private capital raising transactions in ... more

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Background Information


Board Member
Southern Capital Forum

Board Member
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Inc

Member of the Corporate Finance Committee
National Association of Securities Dealers , Inc.

Habersham Park Association


The Westminster Schools


Washington & Lee University

Bachelor of Arts

Washington and Lee University


The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

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Ed Croft

Croft & Bender
4200 Northside Parkway NW, Bldg. 1, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 841-0055

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Edward Croft

Croft & Bender
Ed Croft is the managing director of Croft & Bender, an investment banking and private equity firm he co-founded in Atlanta in 1996. The firm provides merger & acquisition, capital raising and financial advisory services to middle-market and emerging growth companies in the Southeast and also sponsors and manages the C&B Capital growth equity funds.
Croft has served corporate clients for over 45 years as a professional in the investment banking field. Prior to Croft & Bender, he worked with The Robinson-Humphrey Company in Atlanta for 25 years, heading the corporate finance department and serving on the board for several years. Before that, he got his start in New York with White, Weld & Co., a leading Wall Street firm at the time.
Croft received a Bachelor of Arts from Washington and Lee University in 1964 and earned his MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania in 1969. Prior to business school, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army with a tour in South Vietnam. He is a former member of the NASD Corporate Finance Committee, a standing committee of the industry's primary regulatory association, now called FINRA. He serves as a board member of the Southern Capital Forum, which, since 1984, has strongly supported the venture capital and private equity community, a real driver of growth for metro Atlanta and the region.
Croft also has served as a board member of several companies and nonprofit organizations over the years. He is a former chairman of Northside Hospital, a leading hospital system in Atlanta, a former chairman of The Bridge Family Center' a co-founder of the Habersham Park Association, and a member of the board and Investment Committee of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.
Croft grew up in Atlanta and graduated from The Westminster Schools in 1960, where he remains active with alumni activities. He and his wife Susan who has also been involved for many years with a wide range of volunteer activities, have two children and five grandchildren. Their son Stockton and his wife Robin live in Atlanta with their three children, and their daughter Gabrey and her husband Tommy live in San Francisco, California with their two children.
He is a long-time supporter of the Community Foundation and is the successor advisor to his parent's fund, The Irene Watson and Ed Stockton Croft Memorial Fund. He also has the Croft Family Fund with the Foundation.

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Edward S. Croft, III

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Edward S. Croft, III

Edward S. Croft, III
Edward S. Croft, III
Edward S. Croft, III
Managing Director
Mr. Croft co-founded Croft & Bender in 1996. Prior to that, Mr. Croft was a Managing Director of the Corporate Finance Department at The Robinson-Humphrey Company, Inc. and was a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Croft joined Robinson-Humphrey in 1971 and played an important role in building the firm into a leading investment bank in the Southeast. Mr. Croft has been involved in many industries, including technology, healthcare, communications, retailing, manufacturing, distribution and services. Prior to joining Robinson-Humphrey, Mr. Croft worked for White, Weld & Co. in New York and also served for two years as an officer in the U.S. Army. Mr. Croft has served and continues to serve on the Boards of several corporations. He also served as a member of the NASD Corporate Finance Committee for several years.
Mr. Croft is also a Managing Partner of C&B Capital, a growth equity fund affiliated with Croft & Bender.
Mr. Croft received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Washington & Lee University.

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Edward S. Croft, III

Edward S. Croft, III

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