KippsDeSanto Transactions Recognized by Washington Technology

Ten Consecutive Years of “Top Deals”

TYSONS CORNER, VA. (April 24, 2018) — KippsDeSanto & Co., the largest investment bank exclusively focused on the aerospace / defense and government services sectors, announced that five of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions the firm supported in 2017 were recognized in Washington Technology’s annual ranking of “the best deals of 2017” in the government market.

According to KippsDeSanto, the firm represented clients in three of the eight “Top Deals” of 2017 and, overall, five of the 16 “Best Deals of 2017” as determined by Washington Technology. This brings the total to 19 KippsDeSanto transactions recognized by Washington Technology since 2012, and marks the 10th year in a row that deals advised on by the firm have been recognized in the annual rankings.

“There were over 100 transactions in the government market in 2017,” said Co-founder and Managing Director Bob Kipps. “We are extremely proud that so many of our clients were acknowledged as participants in the leading transactions in the industry. It is a true testament to the quality of company that hires KippsDeSanto to advise them on their M&A transaction.”

The recognized KippsDeSanto deals represent a complete set of M&A transaction alternatives, including selling on behalf of private equity clients (DFW Capital Partners and Lake Capital) and privately-held clients (InfoReliance); supporting a merger of private companies (Dominion merging with TeraThink); and selling to a private equity group (H.I.G. Capital) and private equity-backed platform companies (Salient CRGT and ECS Federal).

“These efforts show our entire team’s dedication, creativity and investment in our clients,” Kipps said. “We have built our organization and honed our approach to be a key partner for the best companies in the industry.

“We anticipate 2018 to be another strong year for M&A in the government market and for our firm, as we have already closed or announced seven transactions in the first quarter of 2018,” Kipps added.

About KippsDeSanto & Co.: Founded in 2007, KippsDeSanto & Co. is an investment bank of 25 professionals focused on delivering exceptional results for leading, growth-oriented aerospace / defense and technology companies. We leverage our creativity and industry experience to provide M&A, private financing and strategic consulting. Capitalizing on real-time industry trends and in-depth technical and strategic analysis, our solutions-driven approach is highly structured and uniquely tailored to each client. KippsDeSanto is recognized for its market insight and broad industry relationships. We help market leaders realize their full strategic value. KippsDeSanto, member FINRA/SIPC, is not affiliated with other companies mentioned herein. For more information, visit