Meet The TeamPartner - Chicago/Las Vegas
Mike joined AGC Partners in 2017 as Head of the Chicago Office. Over the course of his career, Mike has closed more than $20 billion in transactions. His sector focus areas include HR/Work Software, HCIT, Application Software, and Infrastructure/Cloud, among others. Mike is a seasoned M&A and growth capital adviser with experience advising and executing transactions for technology leaders from Fortune 500 members to high-growth bootstrapped and venture backed startups. Previously, he was an M&A banker with Lazard and Vice President and Head of Business Operations at SuccessFactors, which sold to SAP for over $3.6 billion. Prior to that he was a tech/software investment banker with Barclays Capital in Menlo Park, CA.
Mike holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Mike and the team at AGC went above and beyond in every respect to ensure Perceptyx completed a transaction that exceeded all expectations. From Mike's deep industry expertise and network of relevant relationships to his 24x7 commitment to Perceptyx, his strategic advisory skills and dedication were irreplaceable factors in our success. We are delighted that we chose to work with Mike and the AGC team at such a crucial moment in our corporate history.
We worked with Tristan, Mike, and the AGC team through an intensive process of preparing our materials and engaging with potential transaction partners. They provided expert service and guidance, and the networking of Tristan and Mike with key industry players was instrumental. AGC pushed incredibly hard to deliver a great outcome.
This transaction would have never happened without AGC. They did most of the work to get this deal done, including developing all of the marketing material, deeply analyzing our financials to communicate the best possible story, and pounding the pavement to talk to nearly every imaginable potential partner, all while we focused on continuing to run the business. Ultimately, the process resulted in multiple offers, from which we were able to select the partner that was the best fit for us. This process is a marathon and Tristan, Mike, and the entire AGC team were there delivering value every step of the way from kickoff to close.