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Will Stratasys Merge with HP? – Dream Mergers and Acquisitions

In the first quarter 2024 earnings call for Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Troy Jensen hinted at a potentially game-changing future for the company, saying: “I personally believe you…

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Navigating China’s 3D Printing Industry in 2024

China’s 2024 economic landscape presents a complex matrix of challenges and opportunities, deeply influenced by the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, regulatory adjustments, and the global economic environment. Amid these…

Billionaire Farhad Ebrahimi Buys 5.13% Stake in Stratasys

Last year’s fight over Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) temporarily concluded as the additive manufacturing (AM) industry headed into Q4, as its merger deal with Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM) failed to achieve…

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Will Formlabs Merge with Markforged? — Dream 3D Printing Mergers and Acquisitions

In a surprising social media post, Greg Mark, founder and former CEO of Markforged (NYSE: MKFG), suggested that Formlabs merge with what was once his company. Moreover, Mark had negative…

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Large-format 3D Printer Maker BigRep Acquires HAGE3D

BigRep GmbH, the German original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of industrial-scale extrusion 3D printers, has acquired HAGE3D, an Austria-based company that also manufactures large-platform, fused filament fabrication (FFF) systems. According to…

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The Role of Private Equity in 3D Printing Service Consolidation

Amid looming concerns about a shaky economy, rising inflation, and climbing interest rates, private equity (PE) is stepping into the spotlight as a major player in the 3D printing world….

Private Equity-backed Manufacturer ERA Jumps into 3D Printing with Acquisition of i3DMFG

In a move that underscores the strategic importance of 3D printing technologies in traditional manufacturing sectors, i3DMFG has been acquired by ERA Industries. The acquisition took place on October 6,…

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Printing Money Episode 10: Ric Fulop, Desktop Metal (Special Bonus Episode)

In this bonus episode, Alex and Danny interview Ric Fulop, co-founder and CEO of Desktop Metal. Desktop Metal has recently concluded merger talks with Stratasys after a shareholder vote led…

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Stratasys and Desktop Metal: Merger Off, Fulop Weighs in

In a surprising turn of events, Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) has terminated its planned merger with Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), despite the latter’s shareholder approval. While shareholders at Desktop Metal gave…

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Stratasys Concludes Merger Discussions with 3D Systems

In a series of unfolding events, 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), two giants in the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, seem to have ended discussions over a potential…

Sigma Additive Sells 3D Printing IP to Become an Online Travel Company

The global economic landscape is an uncertain one, bringing about some expected developments, such as Align Technologies’ purchase of Cubicure, and some less expected. Exemplifying this latter trend is Sigma…

Stratasys and Desktop Announce Merger Vote amid DOJ Antitrust Investigation

Though long-time 3D printing competitors Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) and 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) are still in negotiations, the former company has expressed its continued intent to merge with the smaller…

3D Printing Financials: Markforged Beats, Velo3D Misses

Two 3D printing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Markforged (NYSE: MKFG) and Velo3D (NYSE: VLD), both reported their Q2 earnings after market close on August 10. Markforged reported in-line earnings per…

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Dream Mergers and Acquisitions: Who Merges Next in 3D Printing?

3D printing stalwart Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) signaled the next stage of consolidation in the additive manufacturing (AM) market when it announced its intention to acquire newcomer Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM)….

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What Does 3D Printing’s Most Followed Professional Think of the Stratasys Merger?

The 3D printing industry is currently undergoing its biggest change in a decade, with the sector’s most valuable pure-play company, Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), involved in negotiations to merge one of…

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Nano Dimension Backs off as Stratasys and 3D Systems Discuss Merger

Mergeracolypse has taken another step toward completion, as multiple companies—Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD), and Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM)—seek to combine with industry stalwart Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS)….

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Nano Dimension Management Slings Mud at Stratasys Board, Threatens Stock War

As mergeracolypse heats up around the 3D printing industry’s most valuable company, Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS), the firm’s most hostile suitor, Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) has begun pulling out the big…

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Stratasys in Talks with 3D Systems to Consider Possible “Superior Offer”

(See 7/17/23 update at bottom of article) We may be heading to the finish line with regards to the Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) merger. After a potentially irresistible bid from Nano…

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Nano Dimension Ups Offer for Stratasys: Is a 3D Systems-Stratasys-Nano Merger in the Works?

As the drama unfolds around Stratasys (Nadaq: SSYS) related to its desired merger with Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), the 3D printing stalwart’s largest activist investor, Nano Dimension (Nasdaq: NNDM) has…

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Origin Shareholders Sue Stratasys Related to Breach of Acquisition Agreement

Former shareholders of vat photopolymerization (VP) startup Origin are in the midst of arbitration with Stratasys for what they claim was a breach of their acquisition agreement when they were…

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Stratasys Shareholders to Vote if Nano Dimension Management Replaces Board

As it has attempted to merge with Desktop Metal (NYSE: DM), 3D printing stalwart Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS) has faced a number of complications, including a bid from long-time competitor 3D…

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3D Systems and Nano Dimension Increase Offers for Stratasys Acquisitions

Two very different 3D printing entities have enhanced their two very different offers for acquiring additive manufacturing (AM) stalwart Stratasys (Nasdaq: SSYS). Whereas 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has improved its…

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​​How Cathie Wood’s ARK Triggered 3D Printing’s Mergerocalypse

Financial markets nearly crashed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with general production and consumption activity reduced dramatically. One sector in particular received significant, newfound attention for the role…

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Stratasys Board Deems 3D Systems Bid to Be Inferior to Desktop Metal Merger

See updates at end of this article. In what has to be one of the 3D printing industry’s biggest news weeks, additive manufacturing (AM) pioneer 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has…