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

Sell Side M & A Advisory

Photonics 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


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.

Photonics in Today’s Transformative Age Amidst A Global Pandemic

With a radical collision of industries amidst a global pandemic, the adoption of photonics and the growth of established companies employing photonics are accelerating.

Mergers & Acquisitions in Photonics – March 31 2022

The global M&A market for pure-play photonics companies and companies employing photonics technologies as core differentiators is down from the blockbuster years of 2020 and 2021.

Linda Smith, President of CERES, Recognized as NACD Directorship Certified

Certified Board Members Demonstrate Their Commitment to Elevating Board Leadership

2020 Mergers & Acquisitions in Photonics

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

2021 Mergers & Acquisitions in Photonics

2021 marks highest total M & A deal value in history, but it is not a record year for photonics technology deals.

SPIE Photonics West

January 28, 2023 - February 2, 2023
San Francisco, CA
Spie Photonics West

Lasers and Photonics Marketplace Seminar

January 30, 2023
San Francisco, CA
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SPIE Start Up Challenge

January 31, 2023
San Francisco, CA
Start Up Challenge