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CSP Announces Strong 2022 and Q1 2023 Performance

By April 18, 2023May 2nd, 2023News

CSP Associates is pleased to announce continued strong results in 2022 and Q1 2023, with a combination of significant platform transactions and multiple add-ons to client portfolio companies

• Engaged on more than 40 transactions for 24 corporate and private equity clients across the global aerospace, defense and government sectors

• Advised on 16 announced deals with a further 6 transactions expected to be announced in Q2 2023

Featured Transaction

CSP worked closely with Calspan management and Houlihan Lokey to prepare a detailed Vendor Diligence Assessment that reflected the complexity and opportunity of Calspan’s extensive portfolio of flight and wind tunnel, hypersonics, jet engine test solutions, and automotive mobility and safety system engineering, facilities, development and services.

Recent Announced Transactions


CSP Commemorates 40-Year Anniversary

In 2022 CSP commemorated 40 years of strategic and transaction advisory support including more than 300 announced deals and some 1,200 engagements across our served markets. CSP is honored to have been the commercial diligence advisor of choice to some 200 clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and East Asia. For more on the firm’s history and important milestones, see our 40-year timeline.

CSP Sponsors 5th Annual A&D M&A Conference

In January 2023, CSP co-hosted the premier annual A&D mergers and acquisitions conference, in cooperation with Aviation Week and Lazard. The 5th annual event attracted nearly 300 industry executives, private equity sponsors and institutional financing sources, and featured a keynote address by Adm. William McRaven, former Commander, Joint Special Operations Command, to discuss the geopolitical landscape and implications for A&D M&A in 2023 and beyond.

Senior Managing Director Mark Oderman Retires

In 2022, CSP co-founder and Senior Managing Director Mark Oderman retired from the firm to become a CSP Senior Advisor. Mark has been an indispensable partner, leader and mentor since CSP’s founding, and played a central role in developing and growing CSP’s commercial and military space practice.

Mark’s unparalleled subject matter expertise across all facets of space launch, spacecraft systems, services and ground segment activities, in the commercial, defense and intelligence domains, enabled CSP to support many of the largest corporate and private equity transactions in the space and satellite communications industry over the past three decades. We look forward to continuing to rely on Mark’s knowledge and experience to support future space and defense engagements, and wish him well.