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Welcome to KippsDeSanto & Co.

KippsDeSanto is an investment bank focused on delivering exceptional results for leading, growth-oriented aerospace/defense and technology companies. We leverage our creativity and industry experience to provide M&A, private financing, and strategic consulting. Our senior team has advised on over 200 transactions totaling more than $17 billion in deal value. Capitalizing on real-time industry trends and in-depth technical and strategic analysis, our solutions-driven approach is highly structured and uniquely tailored to each client. We are recognized for our market insight and broad industry relationships. We help market leaders realize their full strategic value.




Those words guide our activity and behavior every day. Based on a foundation of integrity, KippsDeSanto combines entrepreneurial ingenuity, deep industry knowledge, and deal execution expertise to provide customized investment banking solutions to leading middle market, growth-oriented companies ranging from $25 million to $500 million in value.

Recent Deals


KippsDeSanto & Co. advises BEI Precision Systems & Space Company on its Acquisition of Thistle Design

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Thistle Design (MMC) Limited (“Thistle”) by an affiliate of our client, BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. (“BEI PSSC”), a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Co. Following the acquisition of BEI PSSC in April 2017, J.F. Lehman has bolted-on Thistle to complement BEI […]

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises System High Corporation on its Investment from Enlightenment Capital

KippsDeSanto & Co. is pleased to announce the investment in System High Corporation (“System High” or the “Company”) by Enlightenment Capital (“Enlightenment”). Headquartered in Chantilly, VA, System High has established itself as a preeminent provider of global protection and security technical engineering solutions for critical National Security and Special Access Programs (“SAP”) across the Department […]

Industry Week in Review – March 8, 2019

Kevin DeSanto Interview with Federal News Network

Industry Week in Review – March 1, 2019

Industry Week in Review – February 22, 2019

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