AGC Partners Advises Defense.Net on its Sale to F5 Networks

AGC Partners is pleased to announce that its client, Defense.Net, a leading provider of DDoS mitigation services to defend businesses and organizations against the new generation of DDoS attacks, has been acquired by F5 Networks, a leading provider of application delivery network products that optimize security, performance and availability of network applications. With a team led by Maria Lewis Kussmaul, AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Defense.Net.

We had a very good Venture Capital Series B termsheet in hand but Maria and the AGC team, with their industry knowledge and strong relationships, brought us a Buyer who worked out great for our investors and for the team. Seventeen months from two guys with a PowerPoint to acquisition by a leading public technology company can only happen when you combine an excellent team with excellent advisors. AGC provided excellent advice throughout the process. Chris Risley, Chief Executive Officer, Defense.Net