Valuation Advisory Services
Deep Valuation Experience
Summit Ridge Group has deep experience conducting independent complex business valuation and appraisal assignments. Our background includes years of experience in valuation, Wall Street research, investment banking, investment management, and our ongoing consulting work. Summit Ridge Group is also independent. We do not perform auditing or investment banking services and is free from potential conflicts that arise from those relationships.
In addition to our work experience, Summit Ridge Group professionals also hold top business valuation credentials. These include appraisal credentials, such as including the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA), and Certified Public Accountant/Accredited in Business Valuation (CPA/ABV) designations, as well as MBA and JD degrees from leading business and law schools. Federal and state courts have regularly accepted Summit Ridge Group professionals as valuation experts.
As a boutique firm, we are small enough to be able to provide personalized service. We are also large enough to have the team and other resources to provide our client with consistent first-rate work. The combination of our valuation experience and our extensive training allows us to efficiently perform accurate, independent valuations that withstand scrutiny in court or before tax authorities.
Specializing in the Communications Sector
Summit Ridge Group does more than specialize in the communications sector - specifically the telecom, media, and satellite industries. Our senior professionals are nationally and internationally recognized industry experts. We speak at major industry conferences, publish frequently, and are called upon to provide expert witness testimony in large disputes.
Our focused approach means that we understand the critical industry and market issues facing a client's industry before starting an assignment. We can quickly dig into a client's specific challenge(s). As a result of our industry experience, our analyses are more reliable and our turn-around times faster, with fewer distracting questions and data requests for the client’s management team. We are far less likely to be "blindsided" by industry or technical issues, particularly when valuing assets subject to heavy regulation such as FCC spectrum licenses. We are also continuously up to date on the nuances of comparable trading multiples and transactions in the sector. Significantly, our industry experts are also our valuation experts - they are not in separate departments. By combining industry and valuation skills, Summit Ridge Group can be more efficient and ensure that the firm's full expertise is brought to bear on a client's project.
Produces Value-Added Appraisals
Our deep experience and sector knowledge produce valuations that go well beyond merely satisfying our clients’ reporting or governance needs. We focus our valuation practice on situations where our reports shed light on the subject company's value drivers and/or strategic issues. Management and/or investors may use this analysis to enhance value or when considering strategic decisions during future initiatives.