TELECOM • MEDIA • SATELLITE

Financial & Valuation Consulting

Summit Ridge Group 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.

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 allows its senior professionals to spend more time researching and writing about the sector than their peers at larger firms with more overhead. As industry thought leaders, we are not afraid to advance well-supported compelling perspectives that deviate from current consensus thinking.

Summit Ridge Group 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 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 Bolsters Expertise in Advising Satellite, Telecom, Media, and Broadcast Industries with Appointment of Industry Experts

Robin Flynn joins as Advisor & Media Sector Consultant, Rebecca Hanson as Advisor & Regulatory Consultant, Whitney Q. Lohmeyer, Ph.D. as Advisor & Engineering Consultant NEW YORK (PRWEB) AUGUST 18, 2021 Summit Ridge Group, LLC, a leading ...
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Rip and Replace: Latest Developments

Last week, the FCC released its final filing procedures for telecom providers seeking reimbursement through the FCC’s $1.895 billion Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Reimbursement Program, informally called “Rip and Replace” within the industry. See the ...
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Summit Ridge Group White Paper Analyzes FCC Reimbursement Programs

Summit Ridge Group is pleased to announce the release of its white paper, "FCC Reimbursement Programs: Background, Accounting, and Financial Considerations for Participants." Our 20-page white paper is designed to provide participants with information about the ...
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Wireless Spectrum Life Cycle – Not Exactly Like Real Estate

Spectrum license valuation is often analogized to real estate. It is physically bounded, effectively zoned by regulators for specific purposes, and often leased. The analogy of spectrum licenses to real estate is effective. However, almost all ...
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LEO Satellite Systems – The New Challenge for WISPs

There is a lot of news about how new low earth orbit (“LEO”) satellite projects, particularly front runner SpaceX's Starlink system, are turning the satellite industry upside down. The Starlink team apparently broke the code on ...
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Wireless Spectrum Investments Contribute to AT&T’s to Retreat from Media Aspirations

Discovery deal announcement[1] ends AT&T’s designs on a vertically integrated media and distribution empire. It unravels years of deal-making under the leadership of former CEO Randall Stephenson less than a year after his retirement. This deal ...
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