AGC Partners is pleased to announce that its client, OPAQ Networks, the leading cloud-native Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) provider delivering on-demand, enterprise-grade security-as-a-service via its own patented cloud platform directly to enterprises and SMBs has been acquired by Fortinet. With a team led by Maria Lewis Kussmaul, AGC Partners acted as the sole financial advisor to OPAQ Networks. To view the announcement by Fortinet, click here.
"After years of working with AGC and the review of other candidates, OPAQ decided AGC was the best advisor to help on our journey. Maria's background, knowledge, and contacts in the area of Security IT helped not only in the identification of strategic and growth capital investors, but clearly helped in a never before encountered pandemic environment. Maria was a critical asset in helping close the strategic outcome with Fortinet, a transaction from first inquiry to close was measured in a little over 45 days. Once again, AGC provided a professional and competent leader whose reputation and respect is well known in the M&A area."