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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AGC has been our informal advisor for some time, so when it was time to raise a Series B financing they were a natural choice. AGC's relationships and knowledge of the security market are unique, and Russ provided valuable insights and energy at critical points in the deal. We could not be more excited to have EIP as our investing partner going forward. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Russ and AGC again in the future. Cody Cornell, Co-Founder and CEO, Swimlane

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Swimlane in June, 2019

The AGC team exceeded expectations and was a valuable partner throughout every stage of the process. AGC's deep understanding of the cybersecurity industry, strong relationships with strategic players, and breadth of M&A experience were crucial factors in achieving such a successful result. We would not have been able to achieve the outcome we did if it were not for the hands-on, partner-led process Maria, Eric, and their team provided to our team every day. Tiffany Olson Kleemann, CEO, Distil Networks

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Distil Networks in June, 2019

We brought on AGC as our advisor to complete an external fundraising process based on their strong relationships and knowledge of the security industry, and extensive transactional experience. Maria, Russ, John, and the team jumped in with both feet and helped to make a fairly complex deal move expeditiously to closing. We are thrilled to have ABS Capital as our partner for growth moving forward. I would welcome the opportunity to work with AGC again in the future. Charlie Thomas, CEO, deepwatch

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to deepwatch in April, 2019