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 to markets served by photonics on the sell side to realize maximum value.

Buy Side M & A Advisory

Great companies are scarce. There is an abundance of investment capital. Prices are high. 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 entrepreneur, private equity 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 the lines between economic sectors, while creating new and unique opportunities to step beyond traditional boundaries.  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.  SPIE confers the grade of Fellow on a member who has become distinguished through outstanding technical accomplishments and entrepreneurial contributions to optics and photonics.

Foreign Investment in US Photonics Technologies

Foreign Investment in US Photonics Technologies

Significant changes to Committee for Foreign Investment in US (CFIUS) review process expand its jurisdiction to new types of transactions and change the timeline and procedures for seeking approval for a transaction from CFIUS.

2018 Mergers & Acquisitions Photonics

2018 Mergers & Acquisitions in Photonics

Buyers address the challenges of slower growth, an abundance of investment capital, advances in digital technologies and government intervention with M & A.  In addition to consolidation and scaling manufacturing operations in Asia, buyers are acquiring companies employing photonics technologies to open new markets, enhance capabilities and implement new business models.

2018 Mergers & Acquisitions in Photonics

2018 Private Placements – Photonics

$29B of $822B private placements worldwide goes to work commercializing and growing businesses with core photonics technology.  Communications, LED's, and solar attract the most investment.  Autonomous vehicles, 3D sensing, point-of-care medical diagnostics and AI powered imaging see the most activity.  With exception of smart architectural glass, investment in pure-play photonics lags.

CERES Advises Emphysys on Growth Financing

CERES announces growth financing for Emphysys, a powerhouse product development partner who is changing the future of R&D and new product development.  With specialties in medical devices, semiconductor equipment and industrial machinery, the company is comprised of a diverse group of professionals with extensive backgrounds in fundamental physics and complex engineering systems.

EY Strategic Growth Forum

November 13, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Palm Springs, CA

EY Strategic Growth Forum

SPIE Photonics West

February 1, 2020 - February 6, 2020

San Francisco, CA

SPIE Photonics West

EY World Entrepreneur of The Year Forum 2020

July 5, 2020 - July 9, 2020


EY World Entrepreneur of The Year Forum 2020