Satellite Communications Expertise


Summit Ridge Group has internationally recognized expertise in the satellite and other space-based sectors. In addition to executing client projects, we are frequently asked to participate in major industry conferences, contribute to leading industry publications (including Space News and Via Satellite), and are regularly quoted by leading industry publications as experts in SatCom finance.

Summit Ridge Group president, J. Armand Musey, was formerly a leading Wall Street analyst covering the sector (1997-2003). During this time, he won numerous awards for his research on the industry, including being named to the Institutional Investor "All-American Team" (2000-2002), the Wall Street Journal's "All-Star Team and ranked #1 in the Greenwich Associates poll (2002). He was also president of a boutique investment bank focused on the sector. As a research analyst, Mr. Musey was known for providing investors with a sober and realistic view of the industry. We continue this approach today. Mr. Musey also worked as president of a boutique investment bank focused on the satellite sector, where he gained significant transactional experience in the industry.

Summit Ridge Group remains in high demand by institutional investors seeking bespoke research on specific areas of the SatCom sector, companies seeking valuation services, and attorneys requiring top-flight litigation support and highly credible expert witness services. We have particular expertise in the valuation of orbital slots authorizations - both geostationary FSS authorizations and global LEO authorizations, as well as valuing niche service sectors in the sector.

Focus areas for our services in the satellite sector include:

  • Digital Broadcast Satellite/Direct to Home (DBS/DTH)
  • Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
  • Fixed Satellite Service (FSS)
  • Mobile Satellite Services (MSS)
  • Satellite Broadband
  • Satellite Launch Services
  • Satellite Manufacturing

A partial list of clients is available.

In addition to our sector expertise, we have a wide range of industry contacts. Do not hesitate to reach out to discuss an industry challenge you may be facing. If we are not able to assist you, we probably know someone who can.