Mr. Raj Kapany

 M & A Specialist & Consultant:
  • Significant business expertise with junior private and senior public companies in technology and fiber optics;
  • Well connected in the fiber optics industry – a high impact player in the fiber optics business world;
  • Senior executive experience in mid size and large fiber optics companies;
  • Bachelor of Science (BS) from the University of California – San Diego (USA) 1979;
  • Has been General Manager, Director, Vice-President, President, CEO or Chairman of eight private and public technology companies;
  • Has held executive positions with Tyco International Ltd, Amp Inc, K2 Optronics Inc, Emcore Corp and Nest Corp.;
  • Has been instrumental in the completion of more than a dozen mergers and acquisitions involving technology companies and company divisions;
  • Acquiring & vended companies and/or divisions with his M & A activity à Tyco, Emcore, Nest, JDS Uniphase, Ericsson, Volex, Crown Life Insurance;
  • 1994 brought Tyco’s fiber optics division in Europe from initial sales to $40,000,000 annualized, in less than two years;
  • 1998 at Amp won the annual company award for the most profitable division 9of 50) in the company;
  • 2000 headed a team that raised $45,000,000 in venture capital for K2 Optronics and then facilitated the sale of K2 Optronics to Emcore.;
  • 2008 directed a team that was responsible for having patch panels qualified for use by Verizon Communications;
Mr. Kapany received a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of California – San Diego in 1979 and has attended the University of California – Berkley MBA program and the Stanford University Executive MBA Program. Mr. Kapany, an entrepreneur, serves on the Boards of seven private technology companies. He currently resides in Los Altos, California. Since 1981 he has served as General Manager, Director, Vice-President, President, CEO or Chairman of eight private and public technology companies. In the technology field his specialization is fiber optics.

Mr. Kapany has held executive positions with Tyco International Ltd, Amp Inc, K2 Optronics Inc., Emcore Corp and Nest Corp. From 1988 to present, he has been instrumental in the completion of eleven mergers and acquisitions (M&A’s) involving technology companies and company divisions. Nine of these eleven M&A’s have occurred since 1999. Acquiring and vended companies and/or divisions, where he has facilitated M&A activity, include: Tyco, Emcore, Nest, JDS Uniphase Corp, Ericsson Inc, Volex Inc, and Crown Life Insurance Co.

In 1994 Mr. Kapany started Tyco’s fiber optics division in Europe, where he generated gross sales to over $40,000,000 annualized, in less than two years. In 1998, while Divisional Manager at Amp, he won the annual company award for having the most profitable division in the company. At that time Amp had more than 50 divisions. In 2000, as CEO and Chairman, he headed a team that raised $45,000,000 in venture capital for K2 Optronics and then facilitated the sale of K2 Optronics to Emcore. In 2008, while President of Nest, he directed a team that was responsible for having their patch panels qualified for use by Verizon Communications Inc.