Satellite Communications Expertise


Summit Ridge Group has internationally recognized expertise in the satellite and related 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 Wall Street research analyst, Mr. Musey was known for providing investors with a sober and realistic view of the industry and was willing to upset consensus thinking with well-supported arguments. Summit Ridge continues this approach today.

Summit Ridge Group is in high demand by institutional investors seeking bespoke research and valuation services for 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
  • Satellite Group Equipment

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.

A sample of satellite industry clients we have worked with is available on our Clients Page.