Communications Sector Practice: Telecom, Media and Satellite
Summit Ridge Group focuses exclusively on the communications sector, in particular, the telecom, media, and satellite communications industries. We are deeply involved in the industry. Our senior professionals regularly speak at major industry events, publish on industry topics, and volunteer service with professional associations such as the Federal Communications Bar Association ("FCBA"). Summit Ridge Group professionals are frequently called upon to provide expert witness testimony in courts around the country. Our clients include investors, service providers, parties in dispute, and departments of the U.S. Government. We operate as a single coordinated team, bringing the full depth of the firm's experience to every client matter. By sticking to our knitting, we are able to provide high-quality service to our clients with prompt turn-around time. Our core areas of focus are the following:
Summit Ridge Group is deeply involved in telecommunications issues including wireless spectrum valuation and business valuation. Projects involve the valuation of spectrum frequently used by major carriers as well as "off-brand" spectrum for which business models are less clear and comparable transaction data is less available. Projects have ranged from transaction due diligence to valuations for tax purposes, to litigation support, to restructuring advisory.
Summit Ridge Group professionals have worked on a variety of media sector projects including performing hundreds of television broadcast and radio station valuations. We have been deeply involved in television broadcast incentive auction projects including authoring or co-authoring three law journal articles on the topic. Summit Ridge also provides litigation support related to content pricing. We also advise broadcasters on expected auction proceeds from the Broadcast Incentive Auction. Currently, we are the leading consultant supporting broadcasters in obtaining reimbursement for the costs associated with the repacking process.
Our valuation-related work and research in the satellite and space sectors are well known. Summit Ridge Group president, J. Armand Musey, was a former top-ranked Wall Street satellite research analyst. We have completed many projects involving the FSS sector and orbital slot valuation. We have also worked on high-profile projects involving next-generation LEO projects and VSAT systems. Our insights are regularly sought out by top hedge funds, industry professionals, and attorneys.