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HPG Supports 16th Annual Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum

Industries: Technology, Life Science

RALEIGH, N.C. (May 29, 2014) ― Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP, a Triangle-based CPA firm serving the financial management needs of local, multi-state and international businesses, as well as their owners, is a Silver Sponsor of the Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum. The Forum supports life science companies across the Southeast region of the United States. Now in its 16th year, the event works to advance biopharmaceutical, medical technology, agricultural biotechnology and other life science companies.

“We are pleased to be a SEBIO sponsor in a continuation of our support for the life science industry,” says Tom Fagley, partner at HPG and life science practice lead. “The collegial atmosphere of this conference makes it one of the most valuable meetings in the region.”

The event connects emerging companies with potential investors and partners in a forum that provides networking opportunities. Since the inaugural conference in 1999, presenting companies have raised more than $2.5 billion collectively in private and public funding.

The firm remains committed to the advancement of Triangle and N.C. technology industries including Partner Tim Gupton serving as an SEBIO board member. In addition to supporting SEBIO and NCBIO, the firm and its members are active with the CED, as well as Carolina KickStart, Cherokee-McDonough Challenge, Duke DUHatch, HQ Raleigh and The Startup Factory.

About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG): For more than 30 years, HPG, an independent, North Carolina CPA firm, has served the needs of local, multi-state and international businesses. More than just an accounting firm, HPG’s mission is working together to REACH success. The firm utilizes specialized teams to address the unique tax, audit, accounting, and advisory needs of owner-managed and investor-owned clients across a wide range of industries.

The firm is a member of CPAmerica International and an affiliate member of Crowe Horwath International. HPG CPAs leverage these memberships to provide national and global accounting expertise and resources for the firm’s clients. Visit

About Southeast BIO: Southeast BIO (SEBIO) is a regional nonprofit organization that fosters the growth of the thriving life sciences industry in the Southeastern United States through efforts that promote entrepreneurship and bring together the key players active in the development of the industry. SEBIO’s geographic footprint includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. It presents an Annual Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum and the Southeast BIO/Plan Competition. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn or @southeastbio