“The KippsDeSanto team not only focused on a successful transaction outcome, but also and at times more importantly took the time to understand our business and strategize how to maximize success after the transaction.  Their market intelligence and thoughtfulness was instrumental in effectively navigating the strategic investment process.  They provided us with sound guidance through each phase of a highly complex deal.  The KippsDeSanto team were the utmost professionals from the most senior to the more junior members.  When working with KippsDeSanto, there is a clear bond and partnership formed where they do everything in their power to ensure the best possible outcomes for their clients.  I would highly recommend KippsDeSanto as a trusted adviser and look forward to working with the team in the future.”

Aamir Saleem, President, EmagineIT

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises WBB, a Portfolio Company of Lake Capital, on its Sale to H.I.G. Capital

“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


“We had been through this before as both buyers and sellers.  There are a lot of variables to consider before and throughout the transaction process and the KippsDeSanto team was critical in assessing our best options at every step.  They proved to be a strategic, analytical and energetic partner that was intimately involved in our merger with TeraThink.”

Dan Maguire, Managing Principal, Dominion Consulting

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises BEI Precision Systems and Space Company, Inc. on its Sale to investment affiliates of J.F. Lehman & Company

“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.

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“KippsDeSanto was instrumental in advising us as we explored strategic alternatives to accelerate and enhance our growth. Their knowledge of the Government services market and deep expertise in all the available business options were critical in our decision process every step of the way, and they provided the expertise we needed to achieve our corporate strategic objectives. The KippsDeSanto team was exceptionally thorough, highly responsive, and they ran an efficient, well-managed process. As important, the team is a pleasure to work with and we considered them an extension of our corporate family. They never hesitated to take work off our backs, so we could focus on running the business. In the end, it was these characteristics that allowed us to make the best informed decision. I could not have made a better choice for defining the future of the company, than to have KippsDeSanto by our side.”

Steven C. Ikirt, Founder and CEO, Information Innovators Inc. (Triple-i)

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Information Innovators, Inc. on Sale to Salient CRGT

“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

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Seaward Marine Services, Inc. on Sale to MHI Holdings, LLC

“In selecting an advisor for one of the most important business transactions in our professional lives, it was critical that we found a partner who shared our values. What we found in KippsDeSanto was a team dedicated to ensuring we completed the transaction on our own terms to achieve our stated objectives. From marketing material preparation and buyer diligence to the purchase price and deal term negotiations, KippsDeSanto proved itself to be an invaluable partner in helping us understand the buyer universe, allowing us to tell the Seaward Marine story, and ultimately finding the best business partner for our company. The KippsDeSanto team was an experienced, trustworthy, and knowledgeable set of professionals, and we are incredibly proud of the amazing outcome we achieved together.”

Gregory S. Lee, Vice President / Chief Financial Officer, Seaward Marine Services, Inc.

Our senior team has advised on many noteworthy technology and defense deals over the last ten years.

“KippsDeSanto’s industry knowledge was instrumental in understanding our strategic positioning and helping us to communicate our vision to the marketplace. Their domain expertise in Federal Health and IT, as well as their expertise in the M&A process provided the structure and transparency needed to complete the deal. They always made sure we were prepared for meetings and did a great job helping us to focus on the Company vs. the process. They continued to support our team through close, and we firmly believe the deal wouldn’t have gotten done without them. We’re very excited about the win-win deal for the Company and ManTech, and give the highest endorsement for KippsDeSanto”

Frank Blair, Partner, Edaptive Systems LLC

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises ISP Optics Corporation on Sale to LightPath Technologies, Inc.

“KippsDeSanto was an invaluable partner for our team as we navigated the complex sale process. Its dedicated and experienced professionals provided sound strategic and financial advice during every step of the process. The entire team was diligent in learning the intricacies of our business and the competitive market dynamics within our industry, which allowed KippsDeSanto to provide nuanced and valuable guidance when crafting marketing materials, strategically communicating our story to the buyer community, and ensuring consummation of the deal on our terms. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with KippsDeSanto both on a professional and personal level, and are grateful for the critical role they played in helping us meet our stated objectives.”

Mark Lifshotz, CEO, ISP Optics Corporation

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Fusion Technology, LLC on its Sale to CALIBRE Systems

“The entire team at KippsDeSanto was incredibly effective in guiding us through the deal process from start to finish. Their market reputation, National Intelligence Community knowledge and experience, and transparency stood out. Their team created a customized approach tailored to our needs and worked diligently with us during each step of the process. Above all else, it was clear they had our best interests at heart and were a true trusted partner. I have and will continue to recommend the KippsDeSanto team unequivocally.”

Malcolm Patel, Chief Executive Officer, Fusion Technology, LLC