KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Sensor Technology Systems, Inc. and Diffraction Ltd., wholly-owned subsidiaries of The O’Gara Group, Inc., on Sale to Steiner-Optik GmbH

“The team at KippsDeSanto was instrumental in the successful completion of this project, involving a difficult multi-party, international transaction. They displayed a high level of engagement and professionalism throughout the project, from story development through negotiations and the close. I was constantly amazed at the Kipps’ team’s attention to detail and commitment to the project. I personally enjoyed working with every member of KippsDeSanto and would recommend them to any other company contemplating an M&A process.”

Alan Page, President, O’Gara Sensor Systems Division


“It was very important to the founders and the Board that Pro2Serve’s culture be preserved and the benefits of our company’s success be shared with the employees. We initially had reservations about Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) when KippsDeSanto suggested it might be the best option to achieve our shareholder liquidity objectives. After discussing the market and analyzing a myriad of different alternatives, we mutually agreed an ESOP was the best option for the company, our shareholders, and our employees. We hired KippsDeSanto to serve as the financial advisor for Pro2Serve given their deep knowledge of our market and their extensive transaction experience. We have had a long, valuable relationship with KippsDeSanto, and consistently found their team of professionals to be highly dedicated, trustworthy and innovative. KippsDeSanto has a stellar track-record based on a corporate culture that emphasizes integrity, innovation and performance, which is similar to our company. We can highly recommend KippsDeSanto to other firms.”

Barry Goss, Chairman & CEO, Pro2Serve

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, a Business Unit of General Dynamics Mission Systems, on its Sale to Marlin Equity Partners

“As a high-end technology company we needed an investment bank that was not only equipped with extensive experience in M&A, but that would also take the time to learn about our technology products and services to position them well for a competitive sales process. KippsDeSanto went above and beyond to ensure buyers understood how well our solutions could address the growing cybersecurity and advanced threat risks and market demand.”

Peter George, President & CEO, Fidelis Cybersecurity

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Digital Results Group on its Sale to Novetta Solutions

“The KippsDeSanto team was an accelerator from day one. We wanted a partner who understood our business, shared in our entrepreneurial spirit, and was committed to a successful transaction. KippsDeSanto impressed us throughout the deal process, and navigated even the most complex issues without adding stress to our day jobs. They always placed our interests above all else, and were a true trusted partner to our team. With their help, we achieved a highly successful deal with an excellent partner.”

Logan Greenlee, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Digital Results Group, Inc.

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Ampex Data Systems on Its Sale to Delta Information Systems

“The perseverance, market intelligence, creativity and flexibility manifested by Michael Misantone and his team at KippsDeSanto helped guide our transaction to a successful closing during a difficult period for the defense industry sectors served by Ampex Data Systems.”

Raymond F. Weldon, Managing Director, Hillside Capital Incorporated

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Global Net Services on its Sale to Information Innovators

“The KippsDeSanto team did an excellent job of navigating us through the deal process and managing all the moving pieces from start to finish. I always knew I was receiving sound feedback critical to working through the deal challenges. They took a deeply analytical approach, creating customized analyses and presentations to help the buyers learn about and assess the business, while always putting the Company’s best foot forward. They were tough, but fair negotiators, and genuinely felt as though they always had our interests first. Their industry expertise in federal health, agile development, and digital; deal execution discipline, and; thoughtful approach were an invaluable in helping us to achieve our objectives.”

Ori Reiss, President & CEO, GlobalNet Services, Inc.

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises 7Delta on Its Sale to ManTech International Corporation

“When we decided to consider our liquidity options, KippsDeSanto was highly recommended by some friends who were former clients of theirs. We had never met KippsDeSanto team; however, they immediately impressed us with their market knowledge and customized approach. They advised us to conduct a narrow “rifle shot” process which was expeditious and yielded results above our expectations. The Kipps team rigorously prepared us for every step of the process, and we knew that they were taking as much of the deal burden off us as possible. Their wealth of experience and market insight continued to prove invaluable throughout the entire deal, and we can truly say that our successful sale was a direct result of their team’s hard work and relentless effort.”

Todd Leap, COO, 7Delta, Inc.

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises OnPoint Consulting on its Sale to Sapient®

“I can say without hyperbole that having KippsDeSanto on our team was the difference between success and failure. KippsDeSanto played a critical role educating us on the M&A process, representing OnPoint to the buyer, and negotiating the most favorable terms for our transaction. Kevin DeSanto provided expert advice and guidance throughout the process, while Jon Yim led our engagement on a daily (and hourly) basis with his responsiveness at all hours of the day and night, professionalism, and innovative thinking. Recognizing that we still had our day jobs running OnPoint, KippsDeSanto analysts Penn Daniel and Matt Brown kept us on task and moving forward throughout the due diligence phase. It was clear from Day 1 that the KippsDeSanto team was committed to our successful exit. My only regret was not engaging KippsDeSanto earlier in the process!”

Shankar Pillai, President, OnPoint Consulting, Inc.

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises Tactical Micro, Inc. on its Sale to Secure Communication Systems

“We selected KippsDeSanto due to their industry expertise and high level of familiarity with Tactical Micro’s customers and end markets. We were pleased with their performance and the outcome of the transaction. Karl and his team were diligent, responsive, and professional throughout the engagement. They executed a disciplined process that surfaced unexpected buyers and maximized value. They provided valued advice and helped navigate challenging issues, ultimately resulting in a successful transaction.”

Leslie Armitage, Senior Managing Director, Relativity Capital

KippsDeSanto & Co. Advises ASM Research, Inc. on its Sale to Accenture

“KippsDeSanto’s deep experience and knowledge of the Federal IT and Health services markets, as well as ESOPs, were evident in every step of the process. The KippsDeSanto team consistently demonstrated a clear understanding of ASM’s unique positioning within the market and leveraged our key competitive differentiators to our advantage. As an employee-owned company, it was critical that we not only maximize shareholder value, but also choose an investment banking partner that could orchestrate a flawless and confidential transaction process. Whether it was dealing with pre-emptive interest we received, creating marketing materials, or reviewing prospective bids, KippsDeSanto ensured that we were prepared at each critical decision point we faced. We are extremely proud of the company and culture our employees have built over the years and we are extremely grateful to have had KippsDeSanto by our side throughout the sale process, as they fully appreciated our uniqueness and became an extension of our team.”

Jeri Lassiter, CEO, ASM Research, Inc.