Security

AGC has successfully advised on over 100 Security transactions totaling $6.0 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 2018, AGC advised on 7 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 2019 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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"After 31 years building GrammaTech, we wanted a banker who would work with us to find not only a great exit, but also a caring owner for the employees, IP and customers that we hold dear. Russ, Maria and the AGC team used their deep, hands-on knowledge of both enterprise and US national security markets to find new owners, and a successor CEO, who will drive GrammaTech strongly forward. AGC was our trusted advisor at each step of the process, and their knowledge, creativity and drive were invaluable to achieving our objectives in the transaction. We would absolutely recommend AGC as an M&A advisor." Tim Teitelbaum, Co-Founder & CEO, Tom Reps, Co-Founder & President, GrammaTech

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to GrammaTech in November, 2019

It was great for us to have Maria and Eric onboard to help us get the transaction done successfully. They provided invaluable guidance at all stages from prospecting to closing the deal. They also provided unique insights during the process and helped us mitigate risk as well as maximize the outcome. Highly recommended! Manish Kalia, Chief Executive Officer, Orkus

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Orkus in October, 2019

We're very excited with our sale to Framatome and greatly appreciate the work Eric and his team did to achieve a successful outcome. The AGC team was instrumental in driving a process that we, as business owners, don't do every day. Their expeditious mentality maintained consistent pressure on the process to ensure the deal was always moving forward. Eric was truly a trusted advisor throughout, and we found his hands-on approach and knowledge of the strategic landscape to be invaluable as we navigated the process. We are fortunate to have worked with Eric and the AGC team. Marty Muscatello, President & CEO, FoxGuard Solutions, Inc.

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to FoxGuard in October, 2019