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Large Series A for InP PIC Vendor

Silverpeak's understanding of optical technologies and relationships with global investors, led to multiple offers from Asia and Europe

About our client

EFFECT Photonics develops and sells high-performance DWDM optical communication modules based on its proprietary monolithically integrated InP PICs.

EFFECT focuses on two target markets: 5G and cable networks with a low-cost tuneable optical SFP transceiver; and the next generation of ultra-fast networks with coherent transceivers.

Why they chose us

EFFECT Photonics selected Silverpeak based on our track record in semiconductors and photonics, its ability to represent the equity story of highly innovative deep tech businesses and the relationship driven approach to client advice.

How we added value

Silverpeak acted as exclusive financial advisor supporting EFFECT from the preparation phase, to identifying and contacting a global array of knowledgeable investors, receiving multiple term sheets, and negotiating the terms to completion.

Silverpeak’s understanding of optical technologies and relationships with global investors, lead to multiple offers from Asia and Europe. The result was a competitive process and a substantial increase in the terms from the first offer received.

The successful outcome

Successful financing round with a selected lead financial investor where valuation terms increased significantly compared to the first offer received.

Transaction Summary


Effect Photonics

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Silverpeak team

Silverpeak's deep understanding of optical technologies combined with their relationships in the global investor landscape proved invaluable. They showed total dedication throughout the process and their expertise and advice were instrumental in closing this round of financing for our growth phase.
James Regan | CEO, Effect Photonics