“As a mid-tier firm we knew that a transaction could accelerate our growth to the next level.  It was imperative to select the right investment banking firm that not only understood the Huntsville market, but also to guide us through the process, optimize market timing, and connect us with potential partners that both shared our vision and embraced our culture.  The KippsDeSanto team was just that group!  They worked with us until we were best positioned to maximize value, were relentless in helping us to navigate the complexities of a process, and leveraged their buyer relationships to find an excellent private equity partner in Arlington Capital.”

Steve Hill, Co-Founder & CEO, AEgis Technologies

“KippsDeSanto was a strategic partner for DELTA and its shareholders for 5+ years in advance of our eventual, successful exit.  That deep, trusted relationship provided us valuable market insight and allowed us to make important preparatory steps and business decisions that enhanced our value and attractiveness once the timing was right for us to pursue a transaction.  The senior level relationship provided us confidence that we were a priority for them and that they fully understood our transaction objectives.”

Maria Proestou, Chief Executive Officer, DELTA Resources, Inc.

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Chemring Group PLC on the Sale of Chemring Ordnance, Inc. to Nammo Defence Systems Inc.

The KippsDeSanto team provided invaluable guidance and advice in our strategic divestiture of Chemring Ordnance. The transaction was run through an efficient and effective process that identified the most likely and most aggressive buyers. From day one to the transaction closing, KippsDeSanto’s analytical rigor, strong communication, and hustle ensured our objectives were met.

This was the third time that we chose Kipps DeSanto to provide us the high quality guidance we require to execute on our strategic plan. This latest instance involved the divestiture of two businesses, each of which posed significant challenges for the deal team.  The Kipps DeSanto team identified a number of options which allowed us to overcome obstacles which otherwise would have made the sale unlikely.  The transaction process was efficient and effective. The team responded to short notice requests and was instrumental in helping us maintain the internal cadence needed to close these very complex sales. We will be looking to them again as we identify opportunities to further our strategic objectives.

Bill Currer, President

“The KippsDeSanto team did extraordinary work.  I picked a great company to advise me in this process and could not be happier with the outcome.  They helped us identify the best partner that shared our strategic vision.  KippsDeSanto’s strong industry relationships and managed services expertise generated a process that yielded the best outcome for our firm and the right partner going forward.”

Jason Waldrop, Chief Executive Officer, CWPS

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Data Works on its sale to E3 Federal Solutions/Sentinel, a NewSpring Holdings Company

KippsDeSanto’s industry knowledge was instrumental in understanding the strategic positioning and helping us to communicate our vision to the marketplace. Their domain expertise, as well as their expertise in the M&A process provided the structure and transparency needed to complete the deal. They continued to support our team through close, and we firmly believe the transaction process wouldn’t have gone as smoothly without their guidance. We personally enjoyed working with every member of the KippsDeSanto team and would recommend them to any other company contemplating an M&A process.
– Nick Powers, Co-Founder and Co-President, Data Works

KippsDeSanto & Co. advises eGlobalTech on its Sale to Tetra Tech

Over the past decade, as we built eGlobalTech into a market leading strategy, information technology, cloud and cybersecurity consulting services company, we also built a close relationship with the KippsDeSanto team.  This relationship, and the team’s advice, was valuable as we went through our successful sale to Tetra Tech.  The KippsDeSanto deal team demonstrated the utmost professionalism, thoughtfulness and creativity in partnering with us to make this deal happen.  Thank you for your assistance and helping us get to the finish line!


Sanjiv Jain, CEO, eGlobalTech


“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


“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)