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.
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AGC was our trusted advisor through every step of this process, and was invaluable in delivering an optimal outcome for the Lumeta shareholders. Russ, Ben, John and Kyle brought not only deep security market knowledge and relationships, but also provided the moxie and grit needed at critical points in the process. After working closely with Russ and team, they've earned my highest recommendation. I would look forward to working with AGC again in the future.
Kathy Kinnamon, CFO, Lumeta
AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Lumeta in May, 2018
The AGC team exceeded expectations at every stage of this process and were able to generate multiple competitive proposals for the business. AGC's understanding of the industry and their knowledge of the key players were crucial factors in achieving such a successful result. We look forward to working with Maria, Eric, and the AGC team in the future.
Sachin Nayyar, Founder & Chairman, Saviynt
AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Saviynt in April, 2018
I want to sincerely thank the entire AGC team for their heroic efforts in getting our deal over the finish line. We selected AGC not only because of their competence, but also because they had done transactions with all potential parties we were considering, and with good outcomes for all parties when transactions moved forward to close. Early on, we realized that a transaction might be a once-in-a-lifetime activity for me, and we needed a team that does this every day to make sure our deal was calibrated to current market conditions and to assure that the interests of all parties was handled properly and equitably. I am very happy with the outcome of the transaction and I believe that AGC not only made me happy, but also created a great marriage for all parties where everyone wins. I look forward to doing other transactions with the AGC team in the future. Thank you: Maria, Eric and Hanna; you did a great job.
Philip Lieberman, President and CEO, Lieberman Software
AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Lieberman Software in February, 2018