Spring 2013

2013 Photonics Industry M&A Activity

The trend of small and middle market consolidation in the highly fragmented photonics industry, as well as in the vertical market segments it enables, persists. Given uncertainty around the future role of government regulation and fiscal policy, and better than expected first quarter US corporate earnings accompanied by weak revenue growth, it is likely that organic growth will remain muted and strategic buyers will continue to absorb targets – sustaining the pattern of consolidation through 2013.

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2013 Acquisition Opportunities

CERES is actively working with multiple sell-side clients on divestutures to strategic buyers in the markets of optical components, thin film coatings, analytical and clinical instrumentation, and not destructive testing equipment. Please contact Ceres Technology Advisors for more information on these opportunities or if you would like to be notified when new opportunities arise.

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