Meet The Team

Rob Buxton

Partner - Silicon Valley

Rob is a Partner in AGC Partners’ Silicon Valley office, where he focuses on infrastructure software and mobility. He has over 25 years of experience working with technology companies as an investment banker and as a principal investor. Before joining AGC, he was Managing Director and Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking for CIBC World Markets from 1999-2008 and was most recently Managing Director and Head of Technology, Media and Telecom at Yorkville Advisors, a $1 billion fund focused on structured finance investments. Rob started out on Wall Street with Dean Witter Reynolds and later moved on to Oppenheimer/CIBC. Rob has completed over 300 financing and M&A transactions.

Rob has his B.S. in Economics from Millsaps College where he was Valedictorian, and his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Rob and the AGC team were instrumental in helping efficiently drive a successful outcome. Their communication of our Company’s positioning in the edge networking and SD-WAN sectors and deep relationships across the market were crucial to closing a transaction with an optimal partner. AGC served as a trusted advisor throughout the process, and I would gladly work with Rob and team again in the future.

Rob and the AGC team ran an effective process to help arrive at a successful outcome. AGC's understanding of the industry and access to key players were critical in allowing us to generate multiple proposals and close a transaction with an ideal strategic partner. It was a pleasure to work with the AGC team and I look forward to the opportunity to work with them in the future.

AGC began working with EpiWorks several years ago, becoming familiar with our business and Company as we serve a highly specialized market. Together, we built a process to rapidly evaluate opportunities and recognize potential strategic partnerships. As the opportunity to partner with II-VI grew, Rob was able to rapidly drive a successful transaction through an intense process and achieve an outcome that the founders and management are very proud of. I would recommend AGC as a financial advisor.