Winter 2016

2015 Private Equity Investments in Photonics

Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling, and detecting photons, which are particles of light. The 21st century will depend as much on photonics as the 20th century depended on electronics. A core enabling technology, photonics applications include: drug discovery and early diagnosis of disease, cell phone displays, energy-saving LED lighting, solar energy, 3D printing, fiber optic communications networks, and more.

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2015 Photonics Industry M&A Activity

2015 was an extraordinary year for M&A. There were 16,837 transactions worth $4.3trillion announced globally. Although a drop in volume from 17,397 transactions in 2014, the total value rose 31% from 2014, breaking 2014’s previous record of $3.3trillion. Compared to the M&A market as a whole, the photonics industry and vertical markets employing photonics technologies as core differentiators realize higher average valuation multiples than other sectors.

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SPIE Photonics West Panel Workshop

Join us February 16 at Photonics West in San Francisco, CA for presentations from an accomplished panel whose expertise crosses early to late stage venture capital and private equity investing, strategic corporate investing, licensing of intellectual property, debt financing, and crowdfunding. Learn about financing and exit strategies for your business, as well as micro and macro trends influencing competition for capital, return expectations, and valuations. 3:30 to 5:00PM with reception to follow.

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CERES Photonics Tech Wire

Whether you are buying, selling, or planning - access to relevant, current, and accurate information is critical. CERES is offering a free subscription to CERES Photonics Tech Wire, a bi-weekly newsfeed on M & A and private placement transactions in the photonics industry and the markets it serves. Subscribe now and gain access to valuable transaction data.

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