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Bob Kipps Recaps the GovCon M&A Market for the First Half of 2013

GovCon M&A Market Happy First Half of 2013 Is In Rearview Mirror! Bob Kipps, Managing Director,  KippsDeSanto & Company With only four Defense and Government Services transactions completed in June and 46 completed during the first half of 2013, the sector’s M&A market is hopefully nearing the end of a …

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Bob Kipps: GovCon M&A Market Takes Turn Towards Equilibrium

Finding The New Normal Bob Kipps, Managing Director,  KippsDeSanto & Company With only 15 government services and 25 defense M&A deals announced so far this year (vs 72 for the comparable period in 2012), it may seem premature to say the M&A market’s back in equilibrium. However, it seems to …

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GovCon Wire Offers Exclusive Insight from Industry Thought Leaders

This year, GovCon Wire began a monthly internet series featuring a wrap up of government contracting merger and acquisition activity written by Bob Kipps, KippsDeSanto & Company managing director. The “Monthly M&A Wrap Up” features the opinions of the more than 20-year transaction advisory and financial consulting veteran regarding the …

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Bob Kipps: GovCon M&A Sellers Must ‘Know Their Buyer’

Sellers Need to Know Their Buyer Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Company In sales, experts always say “know your customer.” That advice also holds true in large part for owners of Government and Defense industry firms considering the sale of their business. In this year of transition and uncertainty, …

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Bob Kipps: 2013 GovCon M&A Slowing ‘To a Trickle’

GovCon M&A Activity Slows to a Trickle Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Company The hangover to last year’s deal frenzy continues. As mentioned last month, deal announcements during the first part of 2013 are likely to be well below the past levels given the compression of deals into 2012–for …

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GovCon Wire Gets Direct Executive View on Market

GovCon Wire‘s executive-driven coverage not only highlights their involvement in significant contract awards and mergers and acquisitions but gets their direct perspectives on what drives the GovCon market and its future trends. Bob Kipps, managing director at investment banking firm KippsDeSanto & Co., casts his eye on the sector’s M&A …

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Bob Kipps: Early 2013 GovCon M&A in “Eye of the Storm”

Eye of the GovCon M&A Storm Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Company After gushing throughout 2012, GovCon M&A deal announcements have slowed to a trickle thus far in 2013.  At a recent deal conference in DC last week, lenders and other transaction advisors were commenting about their lack of …

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Cubic Buys NEK Special Ops Training Business for $52M; Jay Thomas Comments

Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has acquired the operating assets of NEK Special Programs Group LLC, the special operations training subsidiary of NEK Advanced Securities Group for $52 million cash. Cubic said the transaction closed Dec. 14 and Jim Balentine, president of Cubic’s mission support services business unit, will oversee the …

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PwC Adds Ray Group to IT Consulting Portfolio; Scott McIntyre Comments

PwC U.S. has acquired information technology and program management consulting firm Ray Group International to bolster its technology consulting and implementation offerings for public sector clients. The transaction was completed Nov. 6 and PwC did not disclose financial terms of the deal in its announcement. Former RGI CEO Ronald Ray, …

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CACI to Buy Health Data Analysis Firm; Dan Allen Comments

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has agreed to acquire the healthcare data integration and analysis provider Emergint Technologies, with the transaction expected to close Dec. 1. CACI did not disclose the terms of the deal in its release. CACI estimates Emergint’s 2012 revenue at around $42 million and expects the transaction …

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