Spring 2012


Valuing Private Technology Businesses

Understanding today's expected rate of return for private capital from angel and venture capital investors to asset based lenders, premiums paid by strategic buyers, and industry dynamics help business valuation professionals advise clients in making better investing, financing, and buy/sell decisions.

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Snapshot of 2012 Photonics Industry M&A Activity

The whirlwind of Merger & Acquisition activity in the photonics industry continues with the volume of transactions in the first quarter of 2012 sustaining the pace of 2011.

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SPIE Volunteers Deliver Message to Congress

The photonics industry and the vertical market segments that the industry enables are in their infancy poised for rapid growth or already on a steep growth curve. The LED industry is where the semiconductor electronics industry was in the mid 1960’s. Laser based research laboratory instrumentation that enabled the mapping of the human genome and ground-breaking discoveries in proteomics is now being deployed at the point-of-the-care to deliver personalized diagnostics and therapies. Optical communications, display and camera technologies continue to fuel smarter phones and tablets.  The list of enabled markets is exhaustive.

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Valuing Privately Held Businesses

Understanding today’s expected rate of return for private capital from venture capital to private equity to asset based lenders, premiums paid for businesses by strategic buyers, and industry dynamics help business valuation professionals advise business owners in making better investing and financing decisions.

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