After KDC successfully guided our sale of Continental Mapping Consultants, LLC (“CMC”) to Bluestone Investment Partners (“Bluestone”) in 2020, we hoped to work with KDC again.   Following multiple acquisitions alongside Bluestone, we rebranded as Axim Geospatial LLC (“Axim”). KDC’s unbiased advice, professionalism, hustle, and execution of a highly effective process provided us a highly strategic partner in NV5 and extraordinary value for Axim’s shareholders, management, and employees.”

Dave Hart (CEO and Co-Founder of Axim Geospatial LLC)

“Xcelerate Solutions’ relationship with KippsDeSanto started 13 years ago when Kevin DeSanto started investing time in me and Xcelerate to educate our team on the M&A process and the market trends that were producing the best multiples at a time of sale or recapitalization. We ran a competitive process to select our investment banker and what put KippsDeSanto over the top was their deep understanding of our core business and long-term, trusted relationship with me as our CEO. KippsDeSanto’s reputation in the GovCon mid-market space is exceptional. They have earned this reputation by only taking quality companies to market and for their integrity during the deal process. We had high expectations and Kevin, Sung, and Margo and the entire KippsDeSanto team delivered. They were always professional and were trusted advisors every step of the way. They ran a very competitive process and always acted with integrity, gave their unvarnished opinion on various aspects of the process even when we didn’t want to hear it, and negotiated tough deal points on our behalf. Their team worked tirelessly over long nights, weekends and holidays, side-by-side with our leadership team in pulling together all our materials and coaching us on our management presentations. We always felt like we were one team working toward the best possible outcome for all parties. We will be engaging with them for years to come as we begin the next chapter of our journey as a platform company of McNally Capital.”

– Mark E. Drever, Co-Founder and CEO, Xcelerate Solutions

“KippsDeSanto provided invaluable support in guiding us through our M&A process. They gave clear, unbiased advice, and strategic guidance in key deal term negotiations while orchestrating a highly effective diligence process to drive an extraordinary outcome for Agile Defense. My team and I personally enjoyed working with the entire KippsDeSanto team as they proved to be knowledgeable, professional, and a vital partner in helping us achieve our transaction objectives.”

– Jay Lee, CEO, Agile Defense, Inc.

“The KippsDeSanto team provided invaluable support in guiding us through our M&A process and finding the right partner for our next stage of growth. They gave clear, unbiased advice and orchestrated a first-class and highly effective process that provided many attractive options resulting in an extraordinary outcome for SBS’s shareholders, management and employees. We were impressed every step of the way by the guidance we received, the deep domain expertise displayed and their transaction execution acumen. Their deep understanding of our industry, potential partners and the software M&A market was the perfect fit for us. We chose the perfect advisor for our company, and we highly recommend KippsDeSanto for their enterprise software investment banking expertise.”

– Dennis Beck (President & CEO and Co-Founder) and Andy Street (Vice President of Technology, Co-Founder), Spatial Business System LLC

“Our team had an incredible experience working with KippsDeSanto on our strategic investment from Enlightenment Capital. The KippsDeSanto team’s knowledge of the industry and strong investor network was unmatched through the process. Their strategic insight and ability to react quickly to incoming challenges enabled us to navigate the complexities of our process with ease and find the right partner for our business.
The team at KippsDeSanto exceeded our expectations, and we couldn’t have asked for a better advisor to guide us through one of the most important business decisions of our careers. We are grateful for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to delivering exceptional results, and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a premier government services investment bank!”

Robert K. Phibbons, Jr., President, iNovex Information Systems, Inc.

Our relationship with KippsDeSanto & Co. (“KDC”) spans over a decade. After working with KDC on our first sale of IDL in 2012, we hoped to one day partner with this team again. The KDC team possesses a deep understanding of the market and provided us with exceptional strategic guidance around the timing, approach, and partner identification for Centerpoint. Throughout the transaction process, the team went above and beyond, with 24×7 engagement and relentless “hustle” across their team. As a result, the transaction closed quickly and was a great outcome for all stakeholders.

Baly Ambegaoker, Chairwoman & Co-CEO, and Ed Silva, President & Co-CEO of CENTERPOINT LLC

“Given KippsDeSanto’s expertise within the Intelligence Community and across Federal industry, they have been a long-time strategic partner of mine which continued through the successful completion of our transaction. From inception, their team provided timely, insightful, and transparent feedback and advice, enabled via their deep domain expertise, which helped me make more informed decisions about both Entegra’s business operations and the overall transaction process. As a result, we were able to better navigate and strive throughout the complexities of the M&A process, while ensuring the business was best positioned to maximize value. The guidance provided by the KippsDeSanto team was critical to achieving our aggressive timeline; the team collaborated exceptionally well with the Entegra legal team to provide a unified front to the potential acquirers. It was a pleasure to work with the KippsDeSanto team. Thanks to all their efforts in helping us find the right partner to meet our objectives.”

Dean Johnson, Founder and former President and CEO of Entegra Systems

“Geocent interviewed several different firms that came highly recommended by one of my most trusted advisors. All had strong track records and various strengths. KippsDeSanto’s industry knowledge, process insights and credibility in the marketplace were critical factors in Geocent’s decision to engage them. The KippsDeSanto team did an excellent job of preparing our team for a transaction process, including developing a strategic story that resonated with potential acquirers. They provided sound advice and maintained an impartial and honest perspective that were invaluable during the deal’s challenges. Having an advisor experienced in this industry like KippsDeSanto is critical for any company considering a sale or a strategic alternative.”

Robert A. “Bobby” Savoie, PhD, CEO, Geocent

“Over nearly a decade, KippsDeSanto leadership built a relationship with B3 and helped us position the business for a transaction, and time the sale for maximum value. Throughout the entire transaction, the KippsDeSanto team walked us through each step of the process, and were available at all hours to help and answer questions. Their industry experience and relationships were critical to selecting the right suitors to approach, finding a great mix of quantity to keep the process confidential, and quality to find the best partners in Octo and Arlington Capital. KippsDeSanto developed materials and tailored the process to highlight our most valuable qualities. Our entire experience with KippsDeSanto validated the reputation that we had heard about from numerous industry colleagues.”

Brad Palmer, Managing Principal, B3 Group

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“The KippsDeSanto team was phenomenal from the start.  We worked together as a cohesive team throughout the process and built lasting relationships.  They possess a deep understanding of the market, our strategic positioning within that market and provided great feedback that helped get us to a successful end state.  Their advice was always timely and transparent and at the end of the day, we couldn’t have asked for a smoother transaction or a better team to work with.  We look forward to working with them in the future.”

Mark Mirelez, CEO