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Weekly Roundup October 31 – November 4, 2016: Final Pre-Election Week Brings News Flurry & more

October 31 – November 4, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson In this last full week before a most unusual election, the evolving narrative of a re-shaping government contracting landscape added more chapters as this week’s assortment of stories GovCon Wire covered …

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Weekly Roundup October 24 – October 28, 2016: Sector Execs Offer Outlooks at 3Q Checkpoint & more

October 24 – October 28, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Outlooks of the government contracting market’s future trajectory and its ongoing dynamics dominated the attention of sector leaders and observers this week, during which GovCon Wire helped capture the larger …

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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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