Experience

Investment Banking Services


KippsDeSanto is an investment bank focused on delivering results to business owners and management teams seeking liquidity, planning the next step in the company’s growth, or executing the company’s merger or acquisition. We are respected, sophisticated transaction advisors that will help you take your business to its next benchmark—and beyond. Our senior team has advised on many noteworthy technology and aerospace/defense deals over the last ten years.

Why KippsDeSanto


  • Dedication to a consultative, hands-on approach in providing understandable, unbiased and true advice
  • Track record of successful, high profile transactions
  • Deep, focused industry and domain expertise
  • Unique insights based on relationships with all relevant industry stakeholders
  • Our clients’ interests always come first
  • Execute strategic, highly structured processes customizes to achieve the client’s unique objectives
  • Superior senior-level attention at each stage of the process
  • Rigorous attention to detail, relentless focus on preparation and aggressive leadership of deal team

Mergers & Acquisitions


Our sellside M&A advisory service is comprehensive and end-to-end, beginning with pre-deal strategic planning and preparation, to the creation of the “message” and supporting selling materials, the identification, prioritization and coordination with potential suitors, and ultimately, due diligence support. From negotiation to the closing of the deal, with KippsDeSanto, there’s simply no substitute for experience. We also provide buyside advisory services in selective, targeted situations, including target evaluation, valuation, deal structuring and negotiation.

Management & ESOP Buyouts and Financing


We work with clients to understand their feasible and optimal financing options and structures. We assist clients in obtaining private financing at all levels of the capital structure, including senior debt, mezzanine debt, and equity to support recapitalizations, acquisitions, or ownership transfers. KippsDeSanto’s professionals also have substantive experience effectively utilizing leveraged buyouts, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and other recapitalization strategies to assist clients achieve their liquidity and strategic objectives.

Strategic Consulting


Our team’s long-standing industry relationships and successes allow us to shed light on the feasibility, optimal timing, and ‘puts and takes’ of different strategic alternatives in the context of our clients’ strategic objectives and priorities.

Expertise: Aerospace/Defense


Expertise: Technology Solutions


Client Testimonials


“KippsDeSanto possessed an intimate level of understanding of WBB and specific market expertise and insights that were ultimately invaluable in closing this transaction. Their dedicated team provided unbiased guidance, around-the-clock support and the ability to analyze our options from numerous viewpoints. KippsDeSanto proved to be a knowledgeable, professional, and vital partner in helping us achieve our transaction objectives.”

- Doug Rescho, Principal, Lake Capital

"The team at Kipps DeSanto provided the BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. management team with outstanding advice and guidance during a major phase in our company’s history. With their understanding of U.S. Proxy Boards, they helped us navigate a very detailed diligence effort and transaction process. Their buyer relationships, industry knowledge, and transaction expertise helped us complete the transaction with a wonderful new partner, J.F. Lehman & Company, who will help us to succeed and grow."

- Daniel A. Schrader, President & CEO, BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc.

“KippsDeSanto has been a trusted advisor to Triple-i, since its sale to our firm back in 2012. The long-standing relationship with their team made it a natural choice when it officially came time to hire an advisor and to think through the exit strategy for the Company. Although familiar with the business, KippsDeSanto never cut corners. Instead, they did their own in-depth analysis of the business, working with our team to develop a strategy for the marketing process that took into account recompete timing, award announcements, and the financial performance of the business. Their expertise, professionalism, advice, and perseverance exceeded our expectations throughout the entirety of the process.”

- Doug Gilbert, Partner, DFW Capital Partners

Some of the transactions displayed on this page were advised upon by current KippsDeSanto & Co. investment banking professionals under prior employment. The testimonials seen here may not be representative of the experience of other customers. There are no guarantees of future performance or success.