CERES provides M & A advisory services to growth companies employing photonics to serve a wide range of markets

Sell Side M & A Advisory

Technology businesses face market and technological uncertainty in complex ecosystems. Engage CERES’ broad network and strategic insight on the sell side to realize maximum value.

Buy Side M & A Advisory

Great companies are scarce. There is an abundance of investment capital. M & A sales processes are competitive. Partner with CERES on the buy side for clarity of strategic direction and speed to action.

Business Valuation

CERES is highly specialized in valuation of businesses with core photonics technology. Whether privately or publicly owned, be smarter and better prepared for sale or acquisition with CERES on valuation.

Recent Articles


Photonics in Today’s Transformative Age

Today’s transformative age is blurring lines between economic sectors, while creating new and unique opportunities.  With this collision of industries, leaders in traditionally defined sectors are seizing opportunities to create new value for their customers and reshape their businesses.

Linda Smith Honored as Fellow of SPIE

CERES announces the promotion of Linda Smith to Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.  A Fellow is distinguished through outstanding technical accomplishments and entrepreneurial contributions to optics and photonics.

2019 Mergers & Acquisitions in Photonics

In the worldwide photonics industry, 2019 was another record year for M&A in terms of both deal value and deal volume. However, M&A activity for pure-play photonics companies was down from recent years.

2020 Mergers & Acquisitions in Photonics

Despite the pandemic, frothy public markets and new normals refuel photonics M&A and IPO markets in 2020

CERES Advises nPoint on Sale to Motion Solutions

CERES announces the sale of nPoint to Motion Solutions. nPoint provides piezo-driven nanopositioning stages, scanners, control electronics and software to OEM's and end-users worldwide.

Linda Smith, President of CERES, joins the OSA Foundation Board

The Optical Society is pleased to announce that Linda Smith, President of CERES Technology Advisors has joined The OSA Foundation Board of Directors.