About CERES


CERES provides Merger & Acquisition advisory services

Sell Side 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 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 technology in photonics. Whether entrepreneur, private equity or publicly owned, be smarter and better prepared for sale or acquisition with CERES on valuation.


Our unique value is the breadth and depth of our network and knowledge of markets enabled by photonics.

  • Optics, Photonics & Lasers
  • Life Sciences & Biophotonics
  • Laser Material Processing & 3-D Printing
  • Imaging
  • Display
  • Semiconductor Equipment
  • 3D Sensing & LiDAR
  • Unmanned Vehicles & Robotics
  • Communications
  • Consumer Electronics

CERES’ clients are companies employing photonics technologies to serve a wide range of markets – from life sciences to consumer electronics to lasers and optics. We focus there because we know well where the value is in these markets.

CERES understands the strengths and challenges of its clients’ photonics technologies, operations and end-user markets. The result is a uniquely optimized growth and exit strategy that is executed efficiently and effectively to create and capture value.

CERES was founded in 2005 to serve photonics technology businesses that are largely unserved or under-served by existing investment banks and M & A advisory firms.

Since then, CERES advised on more than 20 acquisitions and financings of companies with core photonics technology in North America, Europe, and Asia.

  • Consultative and trusted advisors to business owners, strategic buyers and private equity firms
  • Reputation for providing discreet and highly professional M & A advisory services to companies, business owners and investors
  • Experience, strategic insight, and execution capabilities that meet or exceed much larger firms
  • Invest in understanding our client’s business and needs to deliver a uniquely tailored strategy that is executed efficiently and effectively to create and capture value
  • Assemble diverse teams with wealth of transaction and industry operating experience, technology leadership and professional credentials