Security

AGC has successfully advised on nearly 100 Security transactions totaling $5.6 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 2015, AGC advised on 9 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 2016 drew 1,400 attendees, 220 presenting companies, and thought leaders, C-level executives, and leading-edge entrepreneurs from across the sector.

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The AGC team of Russ Workman, Steve Santulli and Kyle Howard-Johnson proved invaluable at getting our company in front of a large universe of investors and ultimately finding the right partner that fit our strategic growth objectives. The team was responsive and diligent and they understand the cybersecurity industry inside and out. They helped us run a smooth and effective process and we couldn't be more satisfied with our outcome. We are excited about the future and wouldn't think twice about hiring AGC again. Dave Svec & Doug Greise, Co-Founders and Managing Principals, Veris Group

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Veris Group in December, 2016

I was initially skeptical about the value of bringing in a banker, but Russ and his team added tremendous value from Day 1 and have earned my respect and highest recommendation. AGC inherited a complex situation, boiled it down to a very consumable story and ran a highly efficient and effective process. Ultimately they found the best buyer in Providence Equity, and drove a premium valuation for Untangle. There is nobody I would rather have in my corner than Russ and AGC. I would absolutely welcome the opportunity to work with them again.

Bob Walters, CEO, Untangle

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Untangle in September, 2016

In order for KEYW to make thorough, rational decisions on the future direction of the Hexis Cyber Solutions assets, we needed to conduct a comprehensive process that would involve as many potential acquirers and investors as possible. We chose Ben Howe and AGC Partners as our banker because of their domain knowledge of the commercial cyber software space, and because of the trust and confidence they established early on in our relationship. I cannot be more complimentary of the process or the outcome after working with them, and we owe a great deal of that to AGC's professionalism and Ben's leadership. Bill Weber, President & CEO, The KEYW Holding Corporation

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to KEYW in June, 2016