Hugh is a Partner at AGC Partners, focusing on HCIT, Life Sciences Technology and Software out of the firm's Minneapolis office. Hugh is a 25-year technology M&A veteran who ran Piper Jaffray's M&A practice in Software and Services for more than 8 years before joining Craig-Hallum Capital Group in 2006, where he led their M&A practice. He has completed more than 150 transactions during his career and has worked at Dain Rauscher Corporation, where he started the firm's software practice, and Dillon, Read and Co. Inc. in New York and London. A frequent speaker at M&A conferences, Hugh graduated from the University of Denver, summa cum laude, and received his Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School.
Hugh lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three daughters. He often competes in Track & Field and ranks 1st in the Minnesota Masters 400M run. He is also a competitive 5K Runner and Cross-Country Skier.
"KeyedIn was in its eleventh year, growing quickly, and exceeding key double-digit million revenue milestones and we knew the time was right to find a partner to help us get to triple-digit revenue. We have been working with AGC on multiple opportunities. After many discoveries, opportunities, and economic ebbs and flows, we launched a targeted process and identified STG Group / Sciforma as the right partner to help drive long term value and growth. AGC helped us navigate the complexities of the deal with Sciforma, a product carve-out, and ultimately closing on a premium merger of two very strong PPM solutions. The entire team worked tirelessly to make it happen and were a pleasure to work with. Thank you to Hugh, Charlie, Logan, and Pierce for pulling all of this together. Up and to the right!"
-Lauri Klaus, CEO, KeyedIn Solutions
"The AGC team provided crucial insight, diligence, and effort to move through one of the most challenging processes I've had the pleasure to work on. This process would not have started nor would it have finished successfully without AGC."
-Matthew Michela, CEO, Life Image
"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."
-Greg Ogrodnick, CEO, Circle CVI