Satellite Communications

The space launch and satellite telecommunications industry has a rich and complex global ecosystem of hardware manufacturers and service providers. Today’s networks are capable of delivering as much as 100 times the capacity of those built just a decade ago, greatly expanding their value in commercial and government communications networks. The space launch market has become highly competitive, as new commercial entrants have developed cost-competitive launch solutions.

Since its founding, CSP has specialized in this market sector – serving both the companies active in the market and the financial institutions that invest in them. CSP’s strategic clients have included most of the world’s major manufacturers of space and ground segment hardware and software; and satellite operators and service providers. These clients have retained CSP to provide timely and unbiased market assessments, business plan/venture development, financing support, and vendor diligence efforts. Equally important has been CSP’s role in supporting detailed business diligence for several of the industry’s major satellite transactions.

In recent years, we have been engaged by numerous private equity sponsors, satellite operators, subsystem contractors, and launch services providers, including:
  • H.I.G. in its acquisition of AMPAC
  • Permira in its acquisition of Intelsat
  • The Carlyle Group in its acquisition of Panamsat
  • Comtech in its acquisition of TeleCommunication Solutions
  • Abry and Caprock in their acquisition of Arrowhead Global Solutions
  • Permira in its acquisition of Asia Broadcast Satellite