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Appraisal Experience

Ceres has provided valuation consulting services and appraisals of high technology businesses and product lines for business owners, private equity investors, executive management, and Boards of Directors. Businesses range from pre-revenue start-up companies to business units of public companies with mature product lines.

Industry Segments

Ceres has experience valuing technology businesses serving the following segments.

Optics & Lasers

  • Industrial laser micromachining & marking systems
  • DPSS lasers
  • Excimer lasers
  • Gas lasers
  • Quantum cascade lasers
  • OEM passive and active optical components and subassemblies
  • Micro-optics
  • IR optical components
  • Interference filters
  • Off-the-shelf optical components
  • Optical engineering & contract research services
  • Off-the-shelf optomechanical components
  • Optical design software

Photonics Technology Enabled

  • Research & clinical-use proteomics instrumentation & consumable assays
  • Calibration tools for small animal imaging
  • High content screening instrumentation
  • In-vitro diagnostics instrumentation & consumable assays
  • Point-of-care medical diagnostics instrumentation & consumables
  • Instrumentation for spectroscopy and interferometry
  • Medical device for treatment of coronary artery disease
  • Telecommunications components
  • Fiber optic sensors & networks
  • Boroscopes & machine vision systems
  • In-vitro diagnostics instrumentation & consumable assays
  • Research microscopy instrumentation
  • Endoscopes and medical imaging systems
  • Medical devices and consumables
  • Nanomaterials for medical diagnostic assays
  • Nanomaterials for security and authentication
  • Polymer materials for medical devices and implantables

Business Models

Ceres has valued technology businesses employing a variety of business models.

  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)
  • End-User and OEM Instrumentation and Consumables
  • End-User Capital Equipment and Service Contracts
  • Software Subscriptions
  • Engineering Services
  • Consumable Materials
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Device and Disposables
  • Off-the-Shelf Catalog Distribution


Although based in New England, Ceres has engaged clients located throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.