acquisitions

PrinterPrezz Acquires Greg Morris’s Vertex Manufacturing

Next-generation medical device manufacturer PrinterPrezz acquired Vertex Manufacturing, a Cincinnati-based advanced manufacturer and full-service machining shop, for an undisclosed amount. This marks PrinterPrezz’s first acquisition, as the startup has been…

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BCN3D Acquires 3D Printing Cloud Platform AstroPrint

Mergers and acquisitions continue apace in the lead up to the AM Investment Strategies summit and RAPID 2021. The latest comes from Barcelona-based BCN3D, which has acquired AstroPrint, a developer…

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A Metal 3D Printing Leader Emerges: Desktop Metal to Buy ExOne

Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) and ExOne (Nasdaq: XONE) have announced that the former will buy all shares of common stock of the latter, establishing a leader in the metal binder…

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Fabric and Electronics 3D Printing Firm Voxel8 Bought by Kornit Digital

Voxel8 has been acquired by Kornit Digital, a textile manufacturing company specializing in on-demand textile production, where digital printing is applied to textiles. The Israeli firm has revenues of $179 million…

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3D Printing Buyouts in 2021: M&As Are on the Rise

So far, in 2021, there were at least 20 major global takeover deals from 3D printing companies for more than $6.8 billion. As usual, the United States dominated the mergers…

Bassetti’s Antoine Jeol on MES and 3D Printing

Antoine Jeol was a co-founder of 3D printing MES company 3DTrust. He sold the company to software firm Bassetti amidst a wave of acquisitions of MES companies. This in and…

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Desktop Metal Buys Multi-Material 3D Printing Startup Aerosint

Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) has bought Aerosint, a firm that has developed a system capable of multi-material metal and polymer 3D printing on sintering systems. Aerosint’s technology can selectively dispense…

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Desktop Metal Buys 3D Printing Resin Maker Adaptive3D

Since its 2020 IPO, Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) has been growing quickly, making three acquisitions already so far in 2021. After polymer pioneer EnvisionTEC and wood 3D printing startup Forust,…

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Forust: Desktop Metal Unveils Wood 3D Printing Technology

Is Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) aiming for the most diverse portfolio of 3D printing technologies on the market? The company has made another acquisition that adds wood 3D printing to…

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3D Systems Acquires Bioprinting and Simulation Firms Allevi and Additive Works

When we spoke to 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) CEO Jeff Graves on the 3DPod, he talked of a strategic refocus and the possibility of future acquisitions. On the podcast, Jeff…

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Nano Dimension Makes Second Acquisition in a Week

Electronics 3D printing company Nano Dimension is ramping up industry 4.0 solutions in digital fabrication applications rather than building machines as capital equipment. Working towards this goal, the Israeli company…

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Materialise Has Option to Acquire 3D Printing MES Company Link3D

Belgian 3D printing service and software company Materialise (Nasdaq: MTLS) has announced that it has an option to acquire Link3D. The transaction will close later this year, but the company…

Bioprinting Firm Cellink to Acquire 5th Company in 3 Years, In Vitro Firm MatTek

Just days after Cellink signed its latest acquisition agreement with global system supplier Ginolis, the company has announced a new takeover, this time of MatTek. A global leader of in…

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Dream 3D Printing Mergers and Acquisitions: What If Canon Acquired…

Inspired in part by the SPAC merger of Markforged with one, Rocket Lab with Vector Acquisition Corporation, as well as the acquisition of EnvisionTEC by Desktop Metal, and of RPS and Origin by Stratasys,…

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Dream M&As: 3D Printing Mergers and Acquisitions We’d Like to See in 2021, Part 2

Inspired in part by the acquisition of EnvisionTEC by Desktop Metal and of Origin by Stratasys, we’ve been brainstorming about the newly hot 3D printing stocks and renewed interest from investors in our markets. Is 2021 going…

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Stratasys Completes Acquisition of Open 3D Printing Startup Origin

3D printing global leader Stratasys announced it completed Origin‘s acquisition, a pioneering startup that develops open additive manufacturing (AM) platforms. The closing of the transaction comes shortly after its first…

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Lockheed Martin to Acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4B to Boost Rocket Capabilities

Today, Lockheed Martin announced an intent to acquire Aerojet Rocketdyne in a $4.4 billion cash transaction. The two companies entered a definitive agreement which is predicted to close in the…

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Stratasys (SSYS) Buys Origin: Interview with Chris Prucha & Analysis

Today, Stratasys (SSYS) announced that it is acquiring Origin. By buying the open stereolithography (SLA) startup, the company is moving into manufacturing with SLA in a big way. Origin co-founder…

Lubrizol Buys into 3D Printing Parts and Services via Avid Acquisition

The Lubrizol Corporation has purchased Avid Product Development, a 3D printing and engineering services company, marking a significant development for additive materials and the larger industry as a whole. While…

Sculpteo Now Officially Part of BASF, an Interview with Clément Moreau

With a market cap of $52B, German chemical giant BASF is near the top of the food chain within the 3D printing industry. It sits just below GE, with its…

Arburg Owners Purchase German RepRap

Among the first fused filament fabrication (FFF) startups to industrialize its technology, German RepRap has held a unique position in the additive manufacturing (AM) space. Now, the company may see…

BASF Doubles Down on 3D Printing, Buys Sculpteo

BASF has really shaken up the 3D printing industry yet again by buying Sculpteo today. The German chemical giant has previously bought Dutch filament leader Innofill3D, launched a new brand…

CELLINK to Acquire German Startup cytena for 30 Million Euros

Bioprinting company CELLINK announced it has entered into an agreement with the owners of life science company cytena GmbH, of Germany, to acquire all of the company shares for a purchase…

Materialise Acquires Engimplan, To Grow Global presence in the medical industry

Materialise is the leader in 3D printing software. Additionally, the firm has a 3D printing service bureau. By leveraging its learnings in manufacturing it can improve its software; while additions…