Security

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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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

We appreciate the hard work Eric and his team put into this transaction. Their cyber security domain knowledge and process diligence helped ensure an excellent outcome for Morphick's stakeholders as we continue our mission of protecting businesses against the most sophisticated adversaries by delivering world-class managed detection and response services. Brian Minick, CEO, Morphick

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Morphick in October, 2017

Fred and AGC did an outstanding job throughout the entirety of the process. AGC's ability to position and present DenyAll's story in a unique and compelling fashion was key to this successful outcome. AGC came in highly recommended, having expertly handled previous assignments for some of my investors. This was not a straight forward assignment as the accounting and the overall business was complex, yet AGC made the story easy to understand and consume, and found the best buyer regardless of the geography. It was a pleasure working with Fred and Harsh, and I would absolutely welcome the opportunity to work with them again in the future. Jacques Sebag, Chief Executive officer, DenyAll

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