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Valuation, Financial & Industry Consulting

Summit Ridge Group, LLC is a leading financial and business valuation consulting boutique focused exclusively on the telecommunications, media, and satellite industries globally. Since 2008, clients have engaged us to provide objective perspectives on complex valuation-related matters involving high-stakes transaction decisions, litigation support, or financial restructuring matters. Our projects are often related to hard-to-value businesses or the valuation of intangible assets such as wireless spectrum licenses or satellite orbital slot authorizations. Summit Ridge Group is also a leader in reimbursement and compliance matters related to government funding projects.

Our senior team members are highly qualified valuation professionals and widely recognized expert thought leaders in their communications sector niches. Summit Ridge Group's business model encourages its senior professionals to spend more time researching and writing about the sector than their peers at larger firms with more overhead. We strive to continually advance our  knowledge, skills, and approaches to stay at the forefront of our profession. As industry thought leaders, we are not afraid to advance well-supported compelling perspectives that deviate from current consensus thinking. We push each other to continuously "reach higher."

Summit Ridge Group, LLC professionals provide a range of client financial and valuation consulting services while maintaining our exclusive focus in the telecom, media, and satellite sectors.

Transaction Advisory and Opinions

Including due diligence support, pre-deal valuations, and fairness opinions.

Due Diligence

Expert due diligence support and appraisals helpful in the transaction planning and evaluation process.

Litigation Support and Restructuring

For matters requiring financial and valuation skills, as well as recognized industry experts.

Sector Experts

Practice areas include valuation-related disputes, forensic financial analysis, and restructuring advisory.

Valuation Advisory Services

Deep valuation experience for financial reporting, tax, and dispute resolution.

Valuation Experts

We have particular expertise in television broadcasting, wireless communication, (including spectrum/FCC licenses), and satellite communications.

Financial, Industry & Policy Advisory

For companies and investors seeking in-depth analysis of topics for making important decisions.

World-Class Skills

Assignments may include analysis of market trends, technology developments, industry margins, strategy, or some combination. We also execute communications sector policy advisory assignments including white papers and legislative outreach.

Transaction Advisory and Opinions

Including due diligence support, pre-deal valuations, and fairness opinions.

Due Diligence

Expert due diligence support and appraisals helpful in the transaction planning and evaluation process.

Litigation Support and Restructuring

For matters requiring financial and valuation skills, as well as recognized industry experts.

Sector Experts

Practice areas include valuation-related disputes, forensic financial analysis, and restructuring advisory.

Valuation Advisory Services

Deep valuation experience for financial reporting, tax, and dispute resolution.

Valuation Experts

We have particular expertise in television broadcasting, wireless communication, (including spectrum/FCC licenses), and satellite communications

Financial, Industry & Policy Advisory

For companies and investors seeking in-depth analysis of topics for making important decisions.

World-Class Skills

Assignments may include analysis of market trends, technology developments, industry margins, strategy, or some combination. We also execute communications sector policy advisory assignments including white papers and legislative outreach.

Our ability to combine highly credible industry insights with our financial and valuation-related skills differentiates the quality of service we can provide.

Summit Ridge Group, LLC brings independent perspectives that can withstand intense scrutiny to our clients' matters. We have the industry and functional expertise to rigorously assess our clients' situations and provide substantive insights, including value drivers and market dynamics, related to their matters. Summit Ridge Group operates as a single team, avoiding information silos and bringing the firm's full knowledge, diverse perspectives, and resources to every client project.

Our process involves senior-level experts, supported by well-trained junior members, sweating the details and digging deep into the critical issues and assumptions that others may leave unchallenged. Working together daily makes our team efficient while continuously maintaining focus on developments in the communications sector - telecom, media, and satellite. We provide, and our clients typically expect, more than just a numerical valuation conclusion or a yes/no answer. We seek to offer insights and potential solutions unavailable elsewhere to our clients' particular situations or challenges. We are designed to limit conflicts. We have no auditing or investment banking relationships and are free from the potential conflicts from those types of engagements. Moreover, our potential conflicts are naturally limited by the number of engagements a firm of our size can handle.

Blog Posts

Summit Ridge Group Facilitates $500,000,000 in Federal Communications Commission Reimbursements for Clients

NEW YORK, June 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Ridge Group ("SRG" or "the Firm"), the leading financial and business valuation consulting boutique focused on telecom, media, and satellite industries, is thrilled to announce that it has ...
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Andrew Lipman’s Telecom Regulatory Update 2024 Presentation

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius' Andrew Lipman, gave his midyear Telecom Regulatory update. Andrew graciously shared his slide deck with us here: The State of US Telecom and Media Regulatory and Competition Issues Click Here to Watch ...
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Rip & Replace Data Understates Participants Incurred Spending Costs

Participants in the FCC's Secure and Trusted Communication Program ("SCRP" or "Rip & Replace") are much closer to hitting their initial 39.5% allocation budgets than publicly available data from their "Spending Reports" or the FCC's semi-annual ...
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Summit Ridge Group Promotes Four Key Members

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Ridge Group ("SRG"), the leading financial and business valuation consulting boutique focused on telecom, media and satellite industries, is delighted to announce today the well-deserved promotions of four of its team ...
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Unofficial Notes: 2024 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium (February 1, 2024)

<<Full Notes (20 pages) here >> EXECUTIVE SUMMARY NTIA's sixth annual Spectrum Policy Symposium (the "Symposium") took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on February 1, 2024. The Symposium focused on implementing the ...
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2024 Pacific Telecommunications Council Conference (“PTC’24”) Notes

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY <<Full Conference Notes (37 pages) here>> The two big words at the conference were "AI" and "Geopolitical Risk." There was a near-religious belief that AI would drive bandwidth and processing demand growth to rates ...
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