• Banking & Financial Solutions Published: 03/12/2014

    Dreaming of an IPO? Read this first.

    These days, many entrepreneurs dream of taking their company public. It is splashy, exciting, and a way for founders to raise growth capital and take chips off the table. Notable past IPOs include Facebook in 2012 and Twitter in 2013. And looking for...

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  • Insight & Local Issues Published: 03/06/2014

    Georgia Economic Update from Chris Carr, Commissioner

    If you’ve seen any of the Hunger Games movies, X-Men: First Class, or What to Expect When you’re Expecting, you’ve seen the state of Georgia on the silver screen. Georgia’s film industry has been booming in recent years, and i...

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  • Economic Commentary Published: 02/26/2014

    Politicians Punt - What Now?

    by Doug Williams, President and CEO January 4, 2013 Action by the US Congress on New Year’s Day to avert substantial tax increases is welcome news; however, it does little to improve the nation’s fiscal condition or economic prospects.&nb...

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  • Economic Commentary Published: 12/18/2013

    Year-end recap of 2013

    by Rogier Kamerling, Treasurer 2013 has proven to be a quite eventful year. Amidst current events like the Edward Snowden scandal and arms negotiations with Iran, businesses and investors had to navigate around a fiscal cliff, taper tantrums, new hea...

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  • Economic Commentary Published: 11/21/2013

    The Fed, Quantitative Easing And Its Effects On The Economy

    by Rogier Kamerling, Treasurer 11.21.13 Since September 2012, the Federal Reserve has been purchasing $85 Billion of fixed income securities per month. The aim has been to support the economic recovery by placing downward pressure on interest rat...

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  • Insight & Local Issues Published: 09/04/2013

    ACB Around Town: Kurt Shreiner And FBI Agent Talk To Netherlands American Chamber About Financial Fraud

    Pictured: Kurt Shreiner, EVP of Corporate Financial Services at Atlantic Capital Bank   What do an FBI agent and an Atlantic Capital banker have in common? A lot, it turns out, including a closet full of dark suits and a common concern about sto...

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  • Insight & Local Issues Published: 03/22/2013

    Equity Markets Hit New Highs; Will the Economy Follow?

    by Doug Williams, President and CEO US equity markets are robust with the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting new highs and other major market indices surging near historic peaks; however, economic data remain mixed and most economic forecasters ...

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  • Insight & Local Issues Published: 12/14/2012

    Atlantic Capital Client SEI Aaron's Opens 100th Franchise Store

    Pictured (from left to right): Ray Simmons, CFO of SEI Aaron’s, Charles Smithgall, Chairman and CEO of SEI Aaron’s, Maura McKenna, Senior Vice President at Atlantic Capital Bank, Ron Allen, Chairman and CEO of Aaron’s, Inc. On Dece...

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  • Economic Commentary Published: 12/12/2012

    Economic Update - December 2012

    The headlines and airwaves are filled with predictions of dire consequences of failure to avoid the fiscal cliff.  Most economic forecasters assume a quarter or two of GDP contraction, persistently high joblessness, and a financial market crisis...

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  • Banking & Financial Solutions Published: 10/24/2012

    The Recession-Proof Business Primer

    By Chris Deisley, Senior Vice President of Corporate Banking at Atlantic Capital Bank There have been few times in our history that have challenged business owners more than the economic uncertainty which prevailed in the latter half of 2008 and int...

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