For the past five years at least we have watched the rapid consolidation of the photonics industry. Yet we believe the consolidation of this huge, fast-growing, and highly fragmented international industry is really still in its early stages. There remain thousands of companies around the world ripe for sale or mergers with other companies that we believe can keep the M&A momentum churning for many years to come.

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Brent Costello, a FOCUS Senior Advisor, has more than 30 years experience as an investment banker and mergers and acquisition and corporate finance lawyer. He has represented a wide range of clients in cross-border and domestic transactions, including small to mid-capitalization enterprises and public and private companies that also include family-owned entities. His clients represent various industries, including manufacturing and distribution, pharmaceutical, entertainment, aerospace, information systems, publishing, insurance, and hi-tech.