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Robert D. Kipps


Mr. Kipps has over 20 years of experience in providing transaction advisory and financial consulting services to aerospace/defense and technology firms.

Prior to founding KippsDeSanto & Co. in 2007, Mr. Kipps was a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Washington, DC office and a leader of Houlihan Lokey’s Aerospace·Defense·Government industry investment banking group. Mr. Kipps was also with Peterson Consulting and Tucker Alan where he advised aerospace/defense, engineering, construction, and technology companies.

Mr. Kipps was recognized as the Dealmaker of the Year – Investment Banker by the Association for Corporate Growth’s National Capital Chapter. He is on the Board of Directors of Information Systems Laboratories, Inc., Easter Seals of the Greater Washington-Baltimore Region, and is a past member of the Advisory Board for the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Mr. Kipps is a frequent speaker on mergers and acquisitions involving aerospace/defense and technology firms and often provides market commentary to The Washington Post, GovConExec, Washington Business Journal, WashingtonExec and Washington Technology among others.

Mr. Kipps received his B.S. in Commerce, with distinction, from the University of Virginia. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Registered Representative and Principal (Series 7, 63, 24, and 79).


The following are representative companies to which Mr. Kipps has provided transaction advice:

  • IMT
  • Danya International
  • Gleason Research
  • Pro2Serve
  • 7Delta, Inc.
  • GlobalNet Services, Inc.
  • Commonwealth Technology
  • General Dynamics
  • ASM Research
  • Invertix Corporation
  • IDL Solutions
  • NEK
  • Emergint Technologies
  • Ray Group International
  • Guident Technologies
  • DSA Detection 2020 Company, LLC
  • WBB Consulting
  • WINS
  • HPTi
  • FedConcepts
  • Adaptive Materials
  • CenTauri Solutions
  • EchoStorm Worldwide
  • TechniGraphics
  • Alion Science & Tech.
  • Comframe
  • OAO Technology
  • PerformTech
  • Phoenix Consulting Group
  • Labat-Anderson
  • Oberon Associates
  • Gray Research Project Performance Corp.
  • Kadix Systems
  • Datatrac
  • Engineered Arresting Systems
  • Affiliated Computer Services
  • Geo-Centers
  • Vredenburg
  • Foster-Miller
  • Zen Technology
  • Deltek
  • Quality Research
  • Argon ST
  • Morgan Research
  • bd Systems
  • IITRI/Alion Science & Tech.