Business Valuation


Business Valuation

CERES provides valuation consulting services and appraisals of photonics technology businesses and product lines for business owners, private equity firms  and Boards of Directors.

Businesses range from entrepreneur and private equity financed growth companies to business units of public companies with mature product lines.

Strategic decision making around buying or selling a business

  • Financing
    • Management and leveraged buyouts
    • Recapitalizations
    • Venture or private capital financing
  • Change of ownership
    • Financial reporting
    • Purchase price allocation
    • Impairment of goodwill testing
  • Intellectual property
  • Fairness opinions
  • Dissenting stockholder/shareholder oppression actions
  • Corporation or partnership dissolutions

CERES Business Valuation Experience

CERES has provided valuation consulting services and appraisals of high technology businesses and product lines for business owners, private equity investors, executive management, and Boards of Directors. Businesses ranged from entrepreneur and private equity financed growth companies to business units of public companies with mature product lines.

Pure-Play Photonics Companies

  • OEM passive and active optical components and subassemblies
  • Micro-optics
  • Wafer-scale optics
  • Injection molded optics
  • Interference filters
  • Industrial laser micromachining & marking systems
  • DPSS lasers
  • Excimer lasers
  • Gas lasers
  • Quantum cascade lasers
  • IR optical components
  • Off-the-shelf optical components
  • Optical engineering & contract design services
  • Off-the-shelf optomechanical components
  • Nano-motion control systems
  • Polymer materials
  • Optical design software
  • RF power and plasma physics design services
  • Metrology equipment for optics manufacturing

Companies with Core Photonics Technology

  • Back-end semiconductor equipment – wafer processing
  • Back-end semiconductor equipment – wafer and optical metrology
  • Research & clinical-use proteomics instrumentation & consumable assays
  • Endoscopes
  • Nanomaterials for medical diagnostic assays
  • Calibration tools for small animal imaging
  • High content screening instrumentation
  • In-vitro diagnostics instrumentation & consumable assays
  • Point-of-care biomarker breath test
  • Research microscopy instrumentation
  • In-line process control spectroscopy instrumentation
  • Medical device for treatment of coronary artery disease
  • Telecommunications components
  • Fiber optic sensors & networks
  • Boroscopes & machine vision
  • Hyperspectral imaging subassemblies

Companies around the world

  • USA
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • China

Companies employing wide range of business models

  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
  • End-User Equipment and Service Contracts
  • Off-the-Shelf Catalog Distribution
  • Software Subscriptions
  • Engineering Services
  • Consumable Materials
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Medical Device and Disposables
  • End-User and OEM Instrumentation and Consumables