Nano Dimension to acquire Desktop Metal, as both target mass AM production


Additive manufacturing companies Nano Dimension and Desktop Metal have entered into a definitive agreement under which Nano Dimension will acquire all outstanding shares of Desktop Metal in an all-cash transaction valued at $135m.

Yoav Stern, Nano Dimension’s CEO and member of the board of directors, said: “Our combination with Desktop Metal is another step in Nano Dimension’s evolution to become the leader in digital manufacturing, with capabilities in mass manufacturing for critical industrial applications.

“We’re excited to join forces with an excellent group of technology leaders, all of whom share our vision for transforming manufacturing to Digital Industry 4.0.

“I look forward to working with Ric Fulop and his team to drive value for all our stakeholders, including creating opportunities for our employees as part of a larger, more diversified global innovative company, driving customer support and generating long-term value creation for shareholders as we focus on profitable growth.”

Ric Fulop, Desktop Metal’s co-Founder and CEO, said: “We’re excited to bring together our pioneering, complementary product portfolios that will further enhance our ability to serve our customers in high-growth industries with a more complete offering of digital manufacturing technologies for metal, electronics, casting, polymer, micro-polymer and ceramics applications.

“We look forward to working with Nano Dimension to join two great companies and their devoted teams that can serve our stakeholders to the maximum extent possible.”

The two companies said the transaction combines the strengths of each company across varied end user-applications, additive manufacturing (AM) technologies and material coverage to create the broadest product portfolio across metal, electronics, casting, polymer, micro-polymer and ceramics.

Nano is a known leader in 3D-printed electronics and high-performance polymer, ceramic and metal applications, with a robust software platform driven by DeepCube’s deep learning-based AI, while Desktop Metal maintains platforms focused on industrial-volume scale applications of metal and polymer with proprietary materials, software, and sintering solutions.

They said it will also accelerate industry transition to mass production. The union of the two companies will create a long-term business and a leader in 3D print through innovative solutions that drive the transition from prototyping to mainstream tooling and end-use part production.

The combined company will be the first AM provider covering the full gamut of customer needs from prototyping to production across a range of critical and high-performance medical and electronics applications in industrial and high-performance materials.

The combined company is expected to be able to expand opportunities to cross-sell to its existing customers as well as to grow its overall customer base with optimized customer acquisition capabilities and joint go-to-market strategies, including targeting customers with complementary offerings in shared key markets in the automotive, aerospace/defense, industrial, medical and R&D/academia industries.

Together, the combined company will serve a range of industry verticals with blue-chip customers including Amazon, Caterpillar, Fraunhofer Institute, NASA, Raytheon, REHAU, Tesla, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Toyota, the US Army and more.

Together, Nano Dimension’s and Desktop Metal’s portfolio will be focused on high-tech solutions that generate premium margins and are supported by an installed machine base of over 8,000 systems, representing significant opportunities for recurring revenue generation from a larger services and consumables offering.

Together, they said the combined company will have a strong financial profile and cash reserves, to support a path to profitability and strategic initiatives. The combination will enable pooling of resources in administration, sales, marketing and R&D and generate efficiencies and cost savings opportunities, while enhancing R&D and innovation capabilities.

The transaction, which was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2024, subject to the satisfactio


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