LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC ("DCF") acted as financial advisor to California-based Solid Concepts Inc. ("Solid Concepts"), the largest independent additive manufacturing service bureau in North America, in its sale to Stratasys Ltd. ("Stratasys"), a leading global provider of additive manufacturing solutions, for total consideration of up to $295 million. The acquisition closed on July 14, 2014 following the receipt of anti-trust approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission as well as other customary closing conditions.
"DCF's knowledge and experience added value throughout the process. Their commitment to Solid Concepts helped us to achieve our overall goals and objectives. DCF's global insight and experience with strategic transactions were vital to accomplishing the transaction," said Joe Allison, founder and president, Solid Concepts.
"We are extremely pleased to have worked with Joe and his management team on this transaction with Stratasys. Stratasys views Solid Concepts as an industry pioneer and innovator in the additive manufacturing business. We are excited to have assisted Solid Concepts in finding a partner with a shared culture of innovation and customer service," said Tracy Albert, managing director, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC.
"Additive manufacturing's ability to enhance existing production processes has led to significant sector growth across a number of end-markets. We expect to see continued activity in the M&A environment for additive manufacturing businesses as companies seek to tap into the strong growth potential of disruptive 3D printing technologies," added Eric Andreozzi, managing director, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC.
About Solid Concepts
Solid Concepts Inc. provides custom manufacturing solutions via additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, CNC machining, cast urethanes, injection molding and tooling. Since 1991, Solid Concepts has provided engineering expertise from multiple fields to bring success to new products in the aerospace, medical, consumer product industries and more. Solid Concepts capabilities in PolyJet, Stereolithography (SLA), Plastic and Metal Laser Sintering (SLS & DMLS), Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), QuantumCast™ Cast Urethanes, CNC, Tooling, and Injection Molding allow for low to high volume production of plastics, urethanes, and metals directly from design data, resulting in significant time and cost savings. Solid Concepts holds ISO 9001 and AS9100 certifications. For more information, visit http://www.solidconcepts.com.
Stratasys Ltd., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of additive manufacturing solutions. The company's patented FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printing technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates the RedEye digital-manufacturing service. Stratasys has more than 1,800 employees, holds over 550 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more than 25 awards for its technology and leadership. For more information, visit http://www.stratasys.com.
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