Partner - Boston
Dennis is a Partner at AGC Partners, focused on the software and financial technology sectors. He brings more than 25 years of experience in investment banking to his role at AGC and has been a partner with the firm since it was founded in early 2003. Prior to joining AGC, Dennis served as Managing Director and Co-Head of the Software Group at Banc of America Securities and was also a founding member of Montgomery Securities' East Coast technology group. With over 80 completed transactions, Dennis has executed more than $4 billion in M&A and capital raising deals, primarily for software companies. Previously, Dennis was an investment banker at Cowen & Company, First Albany Corporation and the Bank of Boston. Dennis holds an M.S. in Finance and Management from the MIT Sloan School and an M.A. in German Literature from the Johannes Gutenberg Universität. He received his B.A. in English from Middlebury College.
Dennis lives in Lexington, MA with his wife, Deb, and has three kids aged 15-20. In his spare time you will find him in the mountains - backcountry skiing the Presidential steeps, mountain biking the NorthEast, and hiking in the Adirondacks, Greens and Whites.
“It was clear to all of us from the beginning of the process that AGC was the right partner for WAM. While their execution at every phase of the process was top-notch, which we expected, they brought two key attributes to the table: the creativity to find a phenomenal partner outside the traditional supply chain sphere and the perseverance to never let up the pressure to get the deal over the finish line. AGC’s Dennis Rourke and his team were trusted advisors at every step of the process. I would work with AGC again in a heartbeat.”
— Jack Weiss, CEO of WAM Systems
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to WAM Systems in December, 2012)
— Joseph Potesta, CEO of QED
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to QED in December, 2015) "We are very grateful for the hard work and dedication with which Dennis, Ben and the rest of the AGC team managed this complex cross border transaction. Their global reach and expertise, as well as their ability to effectively articulate the Company’s value proposition, led to the successful divestiture of HCL’s CapitalStream business and a new strategic relationship with the buyer. We look forward to working with the AGC team again in the future.”
— Nalin Mittal, Head, Strategic Initiatives Group, HCL Technologies
(AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to HCL Technologies in February, 2013)