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Strategic & Transaction Advisory Leadership

Established in 1982 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, CSP is a leading global provider of strategic and transaction advisory services to corporate clients, private equity sponsors, and institutional lenders active in the aerospace, defense, government services, and related industries. Through more than 1,200 merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, CSP has innovated and continuously refined a transaction diligence product that is recognized by clients and professional advisors as the industry standard in our served markets. We have supported hundreds of clients across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia in completed transactions representing well in excess of $100 billion of enterprise value, and are engaged in approximately 50 transactions each year.

Our strategic advice is sought by senior decision makers who value outsourced objectivity; we are highly analytical, deeply knowledgeable, unbiased and creative in addressing complex corporate challenges in our highly specialized served markets.

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We serve a wide range of corporate and financial clients, from the leading global private equity sponsors and defense and aerospace contractors, to middle market financial sponsors, senior debt and mezzanine providers, and industry players within all tiers of the supply chain. Nearly all of our consulting engagements come from repeat or referral relationships.

Our roles cover the spectrum from strategy development to transaction execution and post-closing support. We develop acquisition strategies, perform corporate portfolio risk assessments, build adjacent market growth strategies, and provide buy-side and sell-side transaction due diligence support – all from a deep foundation of industry knowledge and decades of experience.


CSP Associates is different from any other strategic and M&A advisor in the aerospace, defense and government sectors – for reasons that matter to our corporate and private equity clients:

  • aerospace, defense & government industry standard
  • commercial diligence advisory leadership
  • decades of M&A experience
  • unique diligence capabilities
  • global client footprint
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