Buy Side M & A Advisory


Buy Side

CERES is a boutique Mergers & Acquisitions advisory firm working with select clients on the buy side.

Buy side clients are market leaders and private equity firms seeking a platform or add-on company with core photonics technology.

Today, buyers across the board are addressing the challenges of slower growth and an abundance of investment capital through M & A. In addition to consolidation to realize economies of scale, buyers are acquiring companies to open new markets, enhance capabilities and implement new business models.

In the photonics industry and vertical markets employing photonics technologies, those sought and acquired to enhance capabilities are predominantly lower and middle market companies with highly differentiated technologies and/or innovative business models.

Today, these great companies are rare finds. M & A sales processes are competitive. Buyers with a core competence in M & A and strategic marketing are dominating. These strategic and financial buyers know their markets and are able to act quickly.

CERES has expert market knowledge and long-standing relationships with entrepreneurs and shareholders of these great companies.

CERES invests in understanding clients’ long-term and short-term financial goals and marketing strategies. The result is a tailored acquisition and integration strategy that is practically executed and financed.