America’s Growth Capital is pleased to announce that Prevx, provider of the world’s most scalable and effective cloud-based anti-malware solutions, has been sold to Webroot, the first Internet security service company. Prevx develops and markets software that uses real-time cloud technology to understand when malicious files or processes are attempting to attack, which is faster and more effective than traditional signature-based detection. Webroot will integrate Prevx’s technology into its cloud security services to deliver the industry’s most effective online protection for consumers and businesses. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. With a team led by Maria Lewis Kussmaul, America’s Growth Capital acted as sole financial advisor to Prevx.
We selected America’s Growth Capital to represent us in our recent M&A deal with Webroot based on reputation. AGC instantly demonstrated their vast understanding of the security industry, the players, business models and technologies. With Maria and the AGC team helping us, we had much more time to focus on building relationships as well as supporting business as usual. I have done many deals prior to this transaction, but this was the best M&A support I have ever experienced.Mel Morris, CEO of Prevx Group Limited
AGC acted as sole financial advisor to Prevx in October, 2010