CERES provides M & A advisory services to growth companies employing photonics to serve a wide range of markets - from life sciences to consumer electronics to advanced manufacturing

Sell Side

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

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

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 recent promotion of Linda Smith, President of CERES, to Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.  SPIE confers the grade of a Fellow on a member who has become distinguished through outstanding technical accomplishments and entrepreneurial contributions to the optics and photonics industry.

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 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.

Ceres Advises RPC Photonics on its Sale to Viavi Solutions

CERES Advises RPC Photonics on its Sale to Viavi Solutions

CERES is pleased to announce the sale of RPC Photonics, Inc.to Viavi Solutions Inc. With VIAVI’s industry-renowned operational excellence and its global distribution channels, RPC is now positioned to capture the majority of its addressable 3D imaging and sensing market for consumer electronics, automotive and smart robotics.

2018 Mergers & Acquisitions in Photonics

2018 Private Placements – Photonics

In 2018, $29B of the $822B private placements worldwide goes to work commercializing and growing businesses with core photonics technology.  Communications, LEDs, and solar markets attract the most private investment.  Autonomous vehicles, 3D sensing, point-of-care medical diagnostics and AI powered imaging see the most activity.  With the exception of materials for smart architectural glass, investment in pure-play photonics continues to lag.

Luminate Demo Day

June 27, 2019

Jazz Fest - Rochester, NY

Luminate Demo Day

EY World Entrepreneur of The Year Forum 2019

July 5, 2019 - July 9, 2019

Monaco

EY World Entrepreneur of The Year Forum 2019

Western NY Optics Golf Tournament

July 19, 2019

Rochester, NY

Western NY Optics Golf Tournament