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Weekly Roundup: Capital One Acquires KippsDeSanto; Lockheed Martin, CGI Federal and Amyx Secure Big Contracts; Bell Obtains FAA Certification and Weekly Top 10 Stories

This week, Capital One signed an agreement to acquire KippsDeSanto & Co., a leading investment banking firm focused on serving growth-oriented aerospace/defense, government services and technology companies.  “Joining Capital One was a natural next step in the growth plan for us at KippsDeSanto,” said Kevin DeSanto, co-founder and managing director …

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KippsDeSanto Report: Aerospace, Defense M&A Momentum to Continue in 2019

Eighty percent of 222 dealmakers who responded to a KippsDeSanto & Co. survey expect merger-and-acquisition activity in the aerospace, defense and government services markets to increase this year or remain the same as last year. KippsDeSanto said Tuesday more than 60 percent of 2019 M&A Survey respondents were executive-level corporate or strategic buyers and …

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KippsDeSanto: Govt Tech Sector Eyes Increased Scale, Expanded IT Capabilities Via M&As

KippsDeSanto & Co. said it believes General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) acquisition of CSRA shows the continued focus of government technology sector buyers on efforts to build up scale and expand next-generation information technology capabilities through mergers and acquisitions. General Dynamics’ IT business will realize approximately $10 billion in annual revenue following …

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L-3 Adds New ISR Tools with ForceX Acquisition; KippsdeSanto’s Karl Schmidt on ISR’s M&A Environment

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) has bought intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance software and geospatial technology company ForceX for an undisclosed amount as part of efforts to grow L-3’s integrated sensor systems business. L-3 said Tuesday it expects the transaction to immediately help increase its earnings and has renamed the Nashville, Tennessee-based business L-3 ForceX. …

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Jamie Graham Joins KippsDeSanto as Business Development Director

Jamie Graham, a former business development manager at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, has joined KippsDeSanto & Co. as BD director of the McLean, Virginia-based investment banking firm. “I am excited to leverage the KippsDeSanto platform with its proven team of investment bankers and to continue to be a valuable …

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KippsDeSanto: Aerospace, Defense M&A Deals Eye Power Distribution Sector

KippsDeSanto believes UEC Electronics’ acquisition of defense and security products provider Arotech shows that aerospace and defense companies are looking to power distribution and management technologies for mergers-and-acquisition deals. The deal also demonstrates an attraction towards budgeted and long-term programs that support industry and military initiatives, the investment bank said Thursday. …

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KippsDeSanto Sees GovCon M&A Appetite for Cyber, Intell and Special Ops on Heels of MacB’s Commonwealth Technology Buy

MacAulay-Brown acquired national security products and engineering services provider Commonwealth Technology in late January in a deal that KippsDeSanto & Co. says could represent a trend in the government contracting market. Alexandria, Va.-based CTI provides the national security community with hardware offerings and software services in areas that include reverse engineering, business data management, …

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KippsDeSanto Realigns Executive Team with Promotions of Misantone, Schmidt, Dowling, Roy & Hussey

KippsDeSanto & Co. has moved to realign its leadership team by promoting five executives. Michael Misantone and Karl Schmidt have been appointed as managing directors, Robert Dowling as vice president, Angelica Roy as operations manager and Ann Hussey as marketing manager, KippsDeSanto said Tuesday. “These promotions are well-deserved and recognize …

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KippsDeSanto Sees Tactical Micro Deal as the Continuation of Defense M&A Trends; Karl Schmidt Comments

Secure Communication Systems and private equity firm Vance Street Capital have acquired training, instrumentation and surveillance company Tactical Micro, Inc. from private equity firm Relativity Capital. M&A focused investment bank KippsDeSanto & Co. advised Tactical Micro on the deal and said it was reminiscent of key trends they have seen in the defense M&A environment. …

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