AGC has successfully advised on nearly 100 Security transactions totaling $5.7 billion in value since the firm’s founding in 2003, making it the most active investment bank of any size in the sector over this period. In 2016, AGC advised on 12 strategic and financing advisory transactions, again earning 451 Research recognition as the most prolific Security M&A advisor, a distinction it has enjoyed each year since 2012. Recent deals have included corporate carve-outs, cross-border acquisitions, and sell-side and growth equity advisories to companies with strong presence in commercial, Federal, and defense segments. Our transaction expertise also spans broad sub-segments including next-gen endpoint, network security, threat intelligence, user behavior analytics, identity access management, security services, prioritization and orchestration, and many others.
Our approach is rooted in the fundamental belief that in a sector as fast-evolving as Security, we can best serve our clients by being active participants in the cyber community: members of AGC’s security team serve on the Security Innovation Network (SINET) Advisory Board, frequently moderate industry panels and roundtable discussions, and hold regular “blue sky” strategic planning sessions with leading strategic acquirers and financial investors. AGC’s security team also organizes several highly regarded industry conferences each year, including our annual San Francisco Security Conference, which in 2017 drew 1,400 attendees, 350 leading public and private participating security companies, and thought leaders, C-level executives, and leading-edge entrepreneurs from across the sector.