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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The AGC team exceeded expectations and was an exceptional partner to PKWARE. Maria's incredible finesse, deep understanding of the cybersecurity industry, and breadth of M&A experience were crucial in achieving a phenomenal outcome for our shareholders in an extremely challenging global economy. The AGC team worked tirelessly to make it happen and were a pleasure to work with. Miller Newton, Outgoing PKWARE CEO and Advisor to the Board

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to PKWARE in May, 2020

We're excited about the expansion of Utimaco's key management platform through the GEOBRIDGE acquisition and appreciate the work of Eric and his team at AGC in bringing this transaction to a successful close. Eric's deep knowledge of the cybersecurity segment and its emerging trends helped us identify GEOBRIDGE as a strong complementary fit for our business. AGC understood the objectives of both parties, and worked tirelessly to achieve an outcome that is favorable for both Utimaco and GEOBRIDGE. Thanks to Eric and team for a job well-done. Malte Pollmann, CSO, Utimaco

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to Utimaco in March, 2020

"After 31 years building GrammaTech, we wanted a banker who would work with us to find not only a great exit, but also a caring owner for the employees, IP and customers that we hold dear. Russ, Maria and the AGC team used their deep, hands-on knowledge of both enterprise and US national security markets to find new owners, and a successor CEO, who will drive GrammaTech strongly forward. AGC was our trusted advisor at each step of the process, and their knowledge, creativity and drive were invaluable to achieving our objectives in the transaction. We would absolutely recommend AGC as an M&A advisor." Tim Teitelbaum, Co-Founder & CEO, Tom Reps, Co-Founder & President, GrammaTech

AGC Partners acted as sole financial advisor to GrammaTech in November, 2019