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In a piece analyzing the state of the GovCon M&A market for Executive Mosaic, Bob Kipps, managing director of KippsDeSanto & Co., noted that while the pace of defense and government services deals has declined in the first quarter of 2013 from the end of last year, companies still have “a strong appetite” for firms with depth in the right […] More
In his M&A monthly wrap up for Executive Mosaic, Bob Kipps, managing director of KippsDeSanto & Co., cast his eye out over the horizon of the government contracting deals market and the specialities that will remain hot while defense and intelligence budgets remain “under pressure for the forseeable future.” Although consolidation has helped shape the […] More
In the second part of an interview series with Bob Kipps, managing director at investment bank KippsDeSanto, the GovCon industry veteran discusses his firm’s work advising Ray Group International on its recent acquisition by PwC. Click Here to read the first part of the series on American Systems' pick up of SAIC“˜s T&E business and the pace of business realignments. Ray Group had […] More
Bob Kipps serves as a managing director at Kipps DeSanto, an investment bank specializing in government contracting mergers and acquisitions. The 20-year industry vet provides financial and M&A consulting to defense and technology firms and was recognized in 2007 as the Investment Banker Dealmaker of the Year by the Association for Corporate Growth. His company has advised on […] More
A new KippsDeSanto report has found that approximately 75 percent of dealmakers said they expect the number of mergers and acquisitions in the government services sector to climb by at least 5 percent this year. KippsDeSanto said Tuesday it polled 168 strategic buyers and executives from private equity groups who are interested in defense, government […] More
KippsDeSanto has unveiled its list of what it calls the most notable merger and acquisition deals in the aerospace, defense and government technology sectors for the quarter ending June 30. Bob Kipps, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, is co-founder and managing director of KippsDeSanto. The investment bank said its ranking of the M&A transactions […] More
CRGT‘s buy of big data and business intelligence provider Guident is an indicator of increased activity among private equity investors within the government market , according to investment banking firm KippsDeSanto & Co. The bank advised Guident on its acquisition by CRGT, a Veritas Capital portfolio company, with the intent to grow Guident’s customer base […] More
Dan Ives, a technology and media analyst at investment firm Wedbush Securities, said an increase in federal spending on cybersecurity platforms amid recent cyberattacks and a new executive order to strengthen the U.S. government’s cyber defenses could lead to an increase in mergers and acquisitions in the cybersecurity space, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. […] More

Dave McClure, principal director and CIO advisory lead at Accenture Federal Services, has said the availability of more data, the increasing computing capacity and the software environment are some of the factors driving the pace of technology modernization in the government, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. “And you combine all three of these together, and it creates an accelerated path for modernization that we just simply have never had before in government,“ McClure said at a WBJ-hosted forum.

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KippsDeSanto & Co. has announced that the recently formed CyberSecurity & Intelligence Advisory Council (CIAC) will include both William Crowell and Alan Wade. The mission of the CIAC is to “provide strategic advice and analysis to KippsDeSanto clients across the CyberSecurity and Intelligence markets.” Bob Kipps, Co-Founder and Managing Director of KippsDesanto, said, “The CIAC […] More
It's no secret these are uncertain times for many in the government contracting space. With the upcoming U.S. presidential election, many companies are holding their breath, wondering how a change in administration will affect their budgets and staff. Weathering the uncertainty is no easy task. But many of the areas top CFOs and finance executives […] More
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