Global Strategic Associates, LLC (GSA) is an independent, privately-owned international advisory firm. We work with select clients seeking to raise significant capital investment, expand overseas operations, launch cross-border joint ventures or M&A, and understand economic and political conditions in foreign markets. Our team has regional expertise in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and select countries in the Middle East and North Africa.
The firm specializes in four practice areas: (i) providing access to high value sources of investment capital and financing; (ii) sourcing and advising on global investment opportunities; (iii) structuring and negotiating complex cross-border financial and strategic transactions; and (iv) monitoring and analyzing geopolitical trends and events.
Our clients include some of the largest and most prominent multi-national corporations, financial institutions, sponsors, and asset managers as well as family businesses, privately-held groups, and smaller funds. We offer our partners access to key relationships with the most active and best funded sources of capital globally, including sovereign wealth funds, state-owned enterprises, high net worth family offices, and institutional investors. GSA is adept at bringing these constituencies together and creating value through a collaborative process.
Founded by Ambassador Paul W. Speltz in 2009, GSA is headquartered in New York City and is a global operation with offices and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Beijing. With over 160 years of collective experience working and residing throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, the GSA team consists of professionals who have held senior positions in the public and private sectors as corporate leaders, former Ambassadors and senior-level U.S. Presidential appointees.