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CERES Advises Emphysys on Growth Financing

CERES is pleased to announce growth financing for Emphysys, Inc., a powerhouse technology 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 driven professionals with extensive backgrounds in fundamental physics and complex engineering systems.

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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.

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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.

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Ceres Provides Corporate Development Services to GSI Group on Divestiture of Control Laser and Baublys to Han’s Laser

Ceres Technology Advisors is pleased to announce that it provided business development services to GSI Group Inc. (GSI) on the divestiture of its Laser Systems business to Han’s Laser Technology Co., Ltd. (Han's Laser).

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Ceres Provides Corporate Finance and Business Development Services to JPSA on Sale to IPG Photonics

Ceres Technology Advisors is pleased to announce that it provided corporate finance and business development services to J.P. Sercel Associates Inc. on its sale to IPG Photonics Corporation.

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Ceres Provides Corporate Finance Services to AF Optical on Sale of OPTOFORM to Edmund Optics

Ceres Technology Advisors is pleased to announce that it provided corporate finance and product marketing services to AF Optical, Inc. on the divestiture of its OPTOFORM product line to Edmund Optics Inc., a global market leader in optics, imaging, and photonics technology.

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Linda Smith Awarded Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Business Valuation Designation

The American Society of Appraisers awarded Linda Smith its Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Business Valuation designation.

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Linda Smith Honored as SPIE Member of Distinction

Ceres Technology Advisors, a corporate finance advisory firm focusing on photonics businesses, is proud to announce the recent election of Linda Smith, Founder and President of Ceres, to SPIE Senior Member.

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Ceres Technology Advisors Receives National Certification as Women’s Business Enterprise

Ceres Technology Advisors, a business specializing in Investment Banking, Merger and Acquisition Advisory and Business Valuation services, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

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Ceres Advises Photonic Instruments and Imaginative Optics on Sale to Andor Technology

Ceres Technology Advisors is pleased to announce that it has advised Photonic Instruments, Inc. (St. Charles, IL) and Imaginative Optics, Inc. (Gloucester, MA) on their sale to Andor Technology plc (LSE: AND), a world leader in scientific imaging, spectroscopy solutions, and microscopy systems.

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Linda Smith appointed Vice President of Business Development for Sunstone BioSciences

Linda Smith, has been appointed Vice President of Business Development by Sunstone BioSciences, Inc.. In this entrepreneur-in-residence position, she will serve as a member of the executive team that sets the company’s long term strategic direction and will spearhead business development.  Linda will develop and manage strategic customer and channel partnerships for the purpose of integrating the SunstonesTM Nanoparticle platform in medical daignostics, security and authentication, solar cell, and solid state lighting products.  She will identify and develop commercial and government grant opportunities.

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New Ernst & Young LLP initiative helps “Winning Women” entrepreneurs grow their businesses

Ernst & Young LLP is proud to announce the winners of the first annual Ernst & Young Winning Women program, designed to foster informative relationships, build networks and provide growth opportunities and support to women-owned businesses and women in business. This new competition merges Ernst & Young’s long-standing support of entrepreneurs worldwide with the firm’s efforts around women’s advancement.

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Founder of Ceres and Peloton Diagnostics Corporation Selected to Participate in Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum

Linda Smith, founder of Ceres and Peloton Diagnostics Corporation, has been selected to participate in the inauguration of Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum 2008, November 12-16, 2008 in Palm Springs, California. As one of five aspiring women entrepreneurs, alumnae of Babson College, she was selected by an independent panel of judges to attend the Forum, complements of Ernst & Young.

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