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Snapshot of Photonics Industry M&A Activity

Small and Middle Market Consolidation

The whirlwind of Merger & Acquisition activity in the photonics industry continues with the volume of transactions in the first quarter of 2012 keeping pace with 2011.

The trend of small and middle market consolidation in the highly fragmented photonics industry as well as in the vertical market segments enabled by photonics technologies remains. Given uncertainly around the future role of government regulation and public policy, it is likely that organic growth will remain muted and opportunistic buyers will continue to absorb targets - sustaining a pattern of consolidation through 2012.

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SPIE Volunteers Deliver Message to Congress

Photonics is Fertile Ground for Job Creation and Economic Growth

Volunteers from SPIE, the International Society for Optics & Photonics, will travel to Washington, D.C. in April to express support for funding STEM education (Science Technology Engineering Math), reforming export and immigration regulations, securing U.S. supplies of rare-earth elements, and funding R&D.

Become informed about public policy issues in the photonics community, get involved in the legislative process and help shape U.S. technology policy.

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Valuing Privately Held Businesses

Beyond Compliance Toward Better Financing and Investing Decisions

Understanding today’s expected rate of return for private capital from venture capital to private equity to asset based lenders, premiums paid for businesses by strategic buyers, and industry dynamics help business valuation professionals advise business owners in making better investing and financing decisions.

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Ernst & Young Entrepreurial Winning WomenTM

Calling Women Entrepreneurs with Big Plans for 2012 Competition

Do you know a woman entrepreneur on her way to creating a market-leading company? The 5th annual Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program is a national competition and executive leadership program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale — and then helps them do it.

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