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Nano Dimension makes new all cash proposal to acquire Stratasys for $16.50 per share

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You thought it was over? Think again. It won’t be many previous failed attempts or 3D printing stocks around the world dropping to all-time lows, or the dark clouds on the horizon of geopolitical stability, to divert Israeli company Nano Dimension from accomplishing its goal of acquiring additive manufacturing market leader Stratasys.

Thought it was over so soon? Nano Dimension makes new all cash proposal to acquire Stratasys for $16.50 per share.
Nano Dimension CEO, Yoav Stern

The specialist in Additively Manufactured Electronics (AME) and polymer, metal & ceramic 3D printers, has submitted a new preliminary all-cash proposal to the Board of Directors of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS) to purchase all the outstanding shares of Stratasys that it does not currently own for $16.50 per share in cash, with an ability to increase its price subject to due diligence. This proposal represents a 40% premium from the volume-weighted average Stratasys share price since September 28, 2023, the day that Stratasys announced that its Board of Directors initiated a process to explore strategic alternatives for the Company, including a potential sale.

Nano Dimension’s management points out that “notwithstanding the public announcement from Stratasys that it intended to launch a comprehensive strategic review, Nano Dimension’s standing as the largest single shareholder of Stratasys, Nano Dimension’s current liquidity profile including over $800 million of net cash, and Nano Dimension’s publicly announced prior attempts to acquire Stratasys, Nano Dimension has not been approached by Stratasys or its representatives during Stratasys’ strategic alternatives assessment. To this end, Nano Dimension issued a new public press release announcing its intent.

Following the proactive submission of its proposal to acquire Stratasys, Nano Dimension said that it is willing to immediately enter customary transaction-related documentation required to complete confirmatory due diligence and seeks to do so in the immediate future. Given Nano Dimension’s deep understanding of Stratasys and the AM industry, only a short due diligence period is expected to be required by the Board of Nano Dimension.

In addition to financing the proposal with available cash on hand, Nano Dimension has entered discussions with financing sources to support any transaction, should such support be needed, and there is no financing contingency to the proposal. The proposal is subject to the completion of a satisfactory confirmatory due diligence process and the negotiation and execution of a mutually satisfactory definitive acquisition agreement. There is no guarantee that an acquisition will be completed.

Since the Israel-Hamas war began on October 7th, senior leadership at Nano Dimension have been consumed with ensuring that its business and its employees are safe, protected, and supported. Conscious that Stratasys itself also has a significant presence in Israel, Nano Dimension has sought to minimize unnecessary disruption. As time has passed and with the foundation of many Israel-based companies firmly stabilized, Nano Dimension is set on continuing with its publicly stated strategy of acquiring leading AM companies to create the best-in-class market leader for the next generation of development.

 

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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