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Michael J. Misantone


Mr. Misantone has a broad base of advisory experience in the aerospace, defense, and government market.

Mr. Misantone has a broad base of experience advising companies, Boards of Directors, and management teams in the aerospace/defense and government services industry, including buy- and sell-side M&A transactions, fairness opinions, IPOs, and private and public equity and debt placements. Prior to joining KippsDeSanto & Co. in 2008, Mr. Misantone was in the M&A group at Wachovia Securities. Previously, Mr. Misantone was with Jefferies Quarterdeck, the aerospace/defense group of Jefferies & Co. Prior to joining Jefferies Quarterdeck, Mr. Misantone worked in the M&A group at Credit Suisse First Boston, and the Debt Capital Markets group at Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Misantone was an Echols Scholar at the University of Virginia, where he received a BA. degree in Economics and Spanish, Phi Beta Kappa. He also earned an MBA degree with a concentration in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Registered Representative (Series 7, 63).


Mr. Misantone has completed transactions with various public and private clients, including:

  • AAR CORP.
  • Adaptive Materials
  • Allied Aerospace
  • Ampex
  • Analysis & Technology
  • Arkansas Power Electronics
  • Ballard Technology
  • BAE Systems
  • Boeing
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Cornerstone Capital Holdings
  • Digital Results Group
  • DNE Systems
  • DSA Detection
  • DynCorp International
  • EchoStorm
  • General Dynamics
  • Global Protocols
  • Houston Associates
  • IMT Corporation
  • Ithaco Space Systems
  • Kutta Technologies
  • LMI Aerospace
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mason & Hanger
  • Max-Viz
  • Midcoast Aviation
  • NABCO
  • NEK Advanced Securities Group
  • NextiraOne
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Point Blank Solutions
  • RARE Hospitality
  • Sabreliner Corporation
  • Smiths Group
  • Sonitrol Corporation
  • TechniGraphics
  • TeraLogics
  • The Stanley Works
  • The Sytex Group
  • TransTechnology