Despite the Pandemic, Frothy Public Markets and New Normals Refuel Photonics M&A and IPO Markets in 2020

The Photonics M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) market stalled in Q2 2020, because of pandemic uncertainty. However, frothy public markets, access to low interest debt and fears of increasing US capital gains tax appear to be refueling a quick recovery as of year-end 2020. Technology companies who address the new normals not only survive, but continue […]

European Commission Establishes Pan-Continental Laser Consortium

BRUSSELS, May 13, 2021 — The European Commission has officially established the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, or ERIC. The ERIC is a legal entity formed by an EU regulation specifically for scientific infrastructures. The establishment of the ELI ERIC allows the infrastructure’s facilities in the Czech Republic and Hungary […]