We're passionate about discovering and partnering with technology companies to help them exceed their lifelong goals. And we have the track record to prove it.
AGC rises to global leadership in overall Tech and SaaS deal making
43 deals closed in 2022
9x median ARR multiple
32% of deals above $250M EV
20 PE backed engagements
4 new Partners added to the platform
25 insight reports published
Over $5B created in total transaction value
4,000+ 1x1 meetings held at AGC conferences
"For many closely-held business owners, the sale of their company or a large capital round is one of the biggest decisions we will ever make. Choosing the right advisor to assist in this process is critical to achieving the best value, terms and overall outcome. When I think about my experience with AGC, I can say selecting them without question was the best decision I made in the entire process. They became part of my team and worked harder than anyone I had ever seen. While in the end we signed the perfect deal, the process alone with AGC has been one of the most valuable investments of time for my company and me personally."
"The AGC team with Jon and Doug at the helm was instrumental in structuring and executing the LiquidFrameworks process which ultimately resulted in a transaction with ServiceMax and a planned public market listing of the combined companies. This outcome of the process they led can only be described as outstanding. Their knowledge, expertise and perspective in matters involving finance and deal negotiation as well as timely specifics related to our SaaS industry provided critical guidance and advice used throughout the process."
"Throughout the process, I have been glad we had the counsel and support of the AGC team. They quickly establish trust and confidence with the Board who relied heavily on their advice and experience. Their capacity to shape the presentation and willingness to be clear and forthright when we needed to be challenged was incredibly helpful. Now that the transaction is closed I'm going to miss working with this amazing team. If I had to do it all over again, I'd do it with AGC Partners."
The AGC team worked tirelessly to drive an efficient process that optimized the outcome for our investors and team. AGC's understanding of the opportunity ahead of us and knowledge in the space were crucial factors in achieving such a successful result. With their thoughtful strategic guidance, we aligned ourselves with the right investment partner to support our growth ambitions and the achievement of our company's mission. I would strongly recommend AGC as a financial advisor and we look forward to working with Ben and his team in the future.
"Sean and the AGC team differentiated themselves through their unrelenting commitment to Bookboon and deep understanding of our platform. I personally spent most of my professional career building Bookboon into a global leader and I needed an advisor that I could trust with this critical transaction process. The whole AGC team worked tirelessly throughout every stage of the process, ensuring Bookboon found an outstanding new home and partner in the Access Group. We give Sean and AGC our highest recommendation as a technology M&A advisor."
"AGC's ability to jump into our turnaround story and introduce us to the right partners was amazing. Their team was smart, creative, responsive and dedicated throughout both the equity and debt fund raising processes. We highly recommend AGC and look forward to working with them again in the future."
"Jon, Doug and the AGC team's relentless dedication, expertise and professionalism were critical to getting Tasktop to this great outcome. They were a true partner in understanding our goals and in working tirelessly to get us to the finish line. The process had some significant complexity, and Jon and Doug showed incredible depth and precision in managing all stakeholders and aspects of the journey. I'm very grateful to have had them at our side!"
"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."
"The AGC team led byTristan Snyder and Mike Parker were excellent partners in our recent sale. Theteam's hard work and ingenuity resulted in closing on a top of the market dealin record time."
"The AGC Team led by Maria and Eric have been extremely instrumental in bringing our acquisition to a successful outcome. The entire team working with us have been super committed to any need or request regardless to time limitations or work hours. Having AGC with us through the process allowed both our board and the deal team to gain confidence that the process is managed well. Would definitely engage again with AGC for future opportunities."
"Eric, Maria, and the AGC team were instrumental in advising DomainTools throughout our process. It's clear they have command of the security industry and its intersection to the evolving landscape of the private capital markets. Their experience and counsel were critical to achieving the outcome with Battery. Every member of the AGC team impressed, and we would gladly work with them again in the future."
"Our business had gone through a period oftremendous growth and was in a space seeing consolidation that resulted in ourneed for an investment banking partner that was well connected to both growthinvestors and strategic partners. AGC did an outstanding job of learning ourbusiness model and translating that into a compelling business case. Theyworked tirelessly to help get a great deal and we look forward to working withthe team again! Thanks so much to all of the team. Your calm and patientapproach won the day, even during some difficult times."
These reports cover the key trends and challenges in the market and include a listing of recent M&A, private placement, and IPO activity.
The epic global COVID shutdown in ‘20 and the historic government, consumer, and business spending spree of ‘21 and ‘22 leave us with massive economic uncertainty as we head into ‘23. Recession, high inflation / interest rates, housing and office markets in steep decline, and an end to government stimulus are just a few of the challenges facing us in ‘23. China, which has a self-inflicted economic slowdown, still thinks it can control COVID (Fauci flashbacks) – maybe not given its recent easing of widely protested zero-COVID policies. This might be an omen of what’s to come between the Chinese people and Xi’s Communist party. Putin’s war and Europe’s energy crisis are ugly realities, but hopefully they can be brought to an end sooner rather than later. Layoffs across the tech sector are mounting and will continue into ‘23, but it’s not clear how much they will hurt consumer and business demand. I highlight these concerns and uncertainties because companies across the world have started to defer, cut back, or cancel technology purchases. The digital world and corporate software got a massive lift from COVID and all the stimulus, but now those same forces are working against us. Corporate buyers have a much higher bar for not only buying new technology, but also adding to or maintaining recently deployed technology. Accordingly, most technology companies will cut their ‘23 forecasts over the next three months, or else they risk disappointing investors come quarter end. This same dynamic will play out for all of ‘23.
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AGC’s 18th West Coast Cybersecurity Broader Technology Growth Conference will be held on April 24, 2023. Our conferences have become premier showcases for fast growing, predominantly private technology companies.