Infrastructure / Cloud

The IT Infrastructure M&A & financing markets continue to exhibit strong momentum and with continued interest from both strategic and financial buyers and investors.  The largest strategic acquirers continue to put their large cash balances to work and pursue targets of interest in sectors poised for market acceleration. While enterprise and service provider IT budgets are exhibiting little to no overall growth, the composition of those budgets is shifting dramatically given the amount of innovation that is occurring in the marketplace. The key drivers that AGC sees in IT Infrastructure include the continued adoption of the Cloud (at the computing, storage and application tiers) and the emergence of Big Data Infrastructure and Analytics.  Enterprise organizations are increasingly leveraging the Cloud for computing resources, storage and application deployment, driving a rapidly growing market opportunity for Cloud services and Cloud management software platforms.  The highly distributed and real-time nature of the applications which are increasingly moving into Cloud environments is also driving the emerging of DevOps solutions which enable continuous application development and deployment.  The rapid emergence and large volumes of new forms of “unstructured” data has also created a large and rapidly growing opportunity for Big Data Infrastructure and Analytics platforms which allow organizations to efficiently store and access this data (often in the Cloud) in ways which provider greater intelligence in emerging applications.  The continued adoption of both Cloud services and Big Data solutions is also driving innovation across traditional server, storage and networking environments, creating disruption and innovation across those infrastructure tiers.

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The AGC team exceeded expectations at every stage of this process. Ben Howe, Elena Marcus and Eric Bell truly understood our business and markets and were able to generate multiple competitive proposals. Their 24x7 commitment, creativity, and persistence drove continuous progress and kept communications flowing throughout the engagement. We are thrilled with the results of the transaction. Gary Gauba, Chairman & CEO, Cognilytics

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Scott, Amit and the AGC team did a fantastic job driving towards a successful closing for SlimWare. Their market knowledge, diligence and transaction experience were instrumental to the process. AGC served as a trusted advisor throughout the process and I look would forward to working with Scott, Amit & team again in the future. Chris Cope, CEO, Slimware Utlilites

I just wanted to say thank you for the outstanding work AGC has done on this deal. I have been very impressed with the quality of work and the passion put into it. You and the AGC team wipe the floor with the other banks we have met with. I have learned a lot through this process and I think the service we have had from you and the AGC team has been excellent. Andrew Michael, CEO of Livedrive