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Snapshot of Photonics Industry M&A Activity

Small and Middle Market Consolidation

Unlike the M&A market as a whole, activity in the photonics industry continues with the volume of transactions in 2012 far surpassing that of 2011.

The trend of small and middle market consolidation in the highly fragmented photonics industry, as well as in the vertical market segments it enables, persists. Given uncertainly around the future role of government regulation and public policy, it is likely that organic growth will remain muted and strategic buyers will continue to absorb targets - sustaining a pattern of consolidation through 2013.

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Snapshot of Photonics Industry Private Placement Activity

Photonics is Fertile Ground

Private placements in development stage and high growth photonics businesses are robust.  In 2012, a reported $16 billion went to work commercializing technology and scaling businesses with core enabling technology in photonics.

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European Instrumentation Provider Seeking Acquisitions

Analytical, Laboratory and Process Control Instrumentation

Leading European manufacturer and distributor of analytical laboratory and process control instrumentation is seeking to acquire complementary businesses and product lines in North America and Europe.

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Ceres to Launch Market Research Subscription Service

Database of M&A and Private Placement Transactions

Ceres will launch a market research subscription service for photonics technology enabled businesses and their stakeholders to identify new investment ideas, understand hidden value in a transaction or enterprise, and facilitate strategies that mitigate risk and unleash opportunity. The database will include historic M&A and private placement transaction data - valuations, deal terms, market segmentation & more.

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