Kevin P. DeSanto

Co-Founder and Managing Director

KippsDeSanto & Co.

Mr. DeSanto is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of KippsDeSanto & Co. (, a premier investment banking firm headquartered in metropolitan Washington, DC. KippsDeSanto’s senior bankers have advised on over 200 M&A transactions worth over $17.0 billion in value. Mr. DeSanto has personally worked on over 50 transactions with a total value over $2.5 billion. KippsDeSanto is focused on providing comprehensive transaction advisory services – primarily M&A, financing and strategic consulting – to leading, growth-oriented defense and technology companies. The firm’s areas of expertise include Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Government Services, Aerospace & Defense, IT Services and Software.

Mr. DeSanto has a broad base of experience in providing corporate transaction advisory services. He has been personally involved in advising shareholders, boards of directors and management teams of over 150 companies in connection with strategic alternatives assessments, acquisitions, sales and divestitures, going-private transactions, raising of private debt and equity financing, fairness opinions, solvency opinions and general corporate planning. Mr. DeSanto received a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in finance from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Principal (Series 7, 24 and 63), Limited Representative – Investment Banking (Series 79) and Operations Professional (Series 99).