Capewell

“From day one of engaging the KippsDeSanto Team, they were all very professional, helpful, insightful and committed to our project.  They helped us prepare thorough documents to highlight the story of our Company’s long history, which were updated and managed by their team in a tireless fashion.  They put together an impressive list of potential buyers and worked it down to a group that fit our requirements and profile.  Michael and his team organized the presentations, which led to a very successful deal with a new investment team that we are extremely happy with. I was so impressed by the long hours and hard work that the Kipps team dedicated to our transaction and I would highly recommend them to anyone, and we intend to leverage their expertise as part of our new acquisition strategy.”

John Marcaccio, CEO Capewell Aerial Systems 

System High

“The KippsDeSanto team provided invaluable support in guiding us through the transaction process from beginning to end following a years-long relationship.  Their commitment and dedication to ensuring our objectives were met was evidenced by their attention to detail, relationships in the sector, and vast industry knowledge.  My team and I personally enjoyed working with the entire KippsDesanto team and would recommend their services to other entrepreneurs, like myself, contemplating potential strategic alternatives.  With their help, we achieved a successful investment from an excellent and trusted industry partner to help accelerate our future growth.”

R. Kirk Blubaugh, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, System High Corporation

Wizard

“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

Alion Science and Technology Corporation to Acquire MacAulay-Brown, Inc.

“As a one of the high organic growth mid-tier DoD/Intel firms in an attractive market, our phone was always ringing. That being said, after orchestrating and executing a highly successful strategic transformation over the past few years, we needed an investment bank that understood where we had been, what we had built, and how we got there. KippsDeSanto “got it” and could effectively explain why we were well positioned for the current market and for the future. The KippsDeSanto team also helped us pick the right time to hit the market to maximize our options and valuation. Moreover, they knew the right (limited set of) parties for us to include to find a great buyer—one that worked well for our employees, customers and owners.“

Sid Fuchs, President & CEO MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (MacB)

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

Diamondback

“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.

Tripple I

“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.