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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.

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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.

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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.

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2020 Mergers & Acquisitions in Photonics

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

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2019 Mergers & Acquisitions in Photonics

In the worldwide photonics industry, 2019 was another record year for M&A in terms of both deal value and deal volume. However, M&A activity for pure-play photonics companies was down from recent years.

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Photonics in Today’s Transformative Age

Today’s transformative age is blurring lines between economic sectors, while creating new and unique opportunities.  With this collision of industries, leaders in traditionally defined sectors are seizing opportunities to create new value for their customers and reshape their businesses.

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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.

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2018 Mergers & Acquisitions – 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.

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2018 Private Placements – Photonics

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

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Crafting Financing & Fund Raising Strategies

Whether you are an entrepreneur starting-up or the leader of an established business, a solid understanding of the available sources of capital and today's expected rate of return for capital is the fundamental step in crafting a financing and fund raising strategy.

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