Linda Smith

President, Ceres Technology Advisors

Linda Smith has 25 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, strategic marketing, product management, and sales in the photonics industry. In 2006, she founded CERES Technology Advisors, an M&A advisory firm, to serve technology businesses that are largely unserved or under-served by existing investment banks and business brokerages.

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Executive Forum

Looking at 2022 M&A activity for photonics

March 8, 2023
The 2022 photonics M&A market and the M&A market as a whole pale in comparison to prior years.
FIGURE 1. Merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction volume and value by quarter.
Executive Forum

Record global M&As boost photonics

Jan. 10, 2022
2021 marks the highest total transaction value in history for M&A; however, the total transaction value for companies employing photonics technologies is still shy of its 2019...
FIGURE 1. M&A transaction volume and value by quarter.
Executive Forum

Frothy public markets and new normals fuel photonics M&A and IPO markets

Jan. 25, 2021
Based on intense activity in global financial markets, it appears that photonics technology companies did much more than just survive the pandemic in 2020.