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Ebner Stolz advises Materialise on the acquisition of ACTech

  • Eb­ner Stolz pro­vi­ded fi­nan­cial and tax due di­li­gence sup­port, tax struc­tu­ring as well as SPA ad­vice
  • With the tran­sac­tion Ma­te­ria­lise ex­pands its ser­vice range in the field of 3D prin­ting of me­tal parts
  • The ac­qui­si­tion al­lows Ma­te­ria­lise to open up its 3D prin­ting tech­no­logy to a new cu­st­omer base, pre­do­mi­nantly in Ger­many and the USA
Mu­nich, Oc­to­ber 6th, 2017 – The Bel­gian Ma­te­ria­lise-Group, which is lis­ted at the NAS­DAQ, si­gned the agree­ment for ac­qui­ring the AC­Tech-Group on Oc­to­ber 4th, 2017. Eb­ner Stolz pro­vi­ded fi­nan­cial and tax due di­li­gence sup­port, SPA ad­vice as well as tax struc­tu­ring.
The ac­qui­si­tion of AC­Tech enab­les Ma­te­ria­lise to broa­den its ser­vice range wi­thin the mar­ket for the pro­duc­tion and de­li­very of com­plex 3D-prin­ted me­tal parts.
Fur­ther­more, by joi­ning forces Ma­te­ria­lise will be able to si­gni­fi­cantly im­prove its soft­ware suite for me­tal 3D prin­ting.
Wil­fried Van­craen, foun­der and CEO of Ma­te­ria­lise ex­plai­ned that the ac­qui­si­tion of AC­Tech and its tech­no­lo­gi­cal in­te­gra­tion in Ma­te­ria­lise will ex­pand 3D prin­ting tech­no­logy th­roug­hout the whole me­tal working in­dus­try.

„AC­Tech knows me­tal and how to shape it to pro­duc­tion stan­dard, and we know Me­tal 3D Prin­ting. Brin­ging those two com­pe­ten­cies to­ge­ther is vi­tal to the de­li­very of high-ad­ded va­lue me­tal 3D-prin­ted parts for spe­cia­li­zed ap­pli­ca­ti­ons“, said Mr. Van­craen.
AC­Tech to­ge­ther with its sub­si­dia­ries and ap­pro­xi­mately 350 em­ployees in Ger­many, the USA and In­dia is one of the world’s lea­ding en­ter­pri­ses in pro­du­cing cas­ting pro­to­ty­pes and small me­tal bat­ches for cu­st­omers in dif­fe­rent in­dus­tries.

Team Ebner Stolz

Claus Buh­mann (Part­ner Cor­po­rate Fi­nance, Pro­ject Lea­der), Ca­the­rine Al­ton (Fi­nan­cial Due Di­li­gence), Alex­an­der Eu­ch­ner (Part­ner M&A Tax, Tax Due Di­li­gence and Tax Struc­tu­ring) and Chris­tof Zond­ler (Tax Due Di­li­gence)

Press Contact

Dr. Ul­rike Höreth
Eb­ner Stolz
Kro­nen­straße 30
70174 Stutt­gart
Tel. +49 711 2049-1371

Corporate Contact

Claus Buh­mann
Eb­ner Stolz
Ar­nulf­straße 27
80335 Mu­nich
Tel. +49 89 549018-251

About Ebner Stolz

Eb­ner Stolz is one of the lar­gest in­de­pen­dent mid-si­zed MDP firms in Ger­many and is among the Top Ten in the sec­tor. The firm has de­ca­des of in-depth ex­pe­ri­ence in au­diting, tax ad­vice, le­gal ad­vice, and cor­po­rate con­sul­ting. More than 1,300 em­ployees in all ma­jor Ger­man ci­ties and busi­ness cen­tres of­fer a broad range of ser­vices ba­sed on a multi-di­sci­pli­nary ap­proach. Eb­ner Stolz pre­do­mi­nantly ad­vi­ses me­dium-si­zed in­dus­trial en­ter­pri­ses as well as trade and ser­vice com­pa­nies of all si­zes and in­dus­tries.  

Cross-bor­der au­diting and con­sul­ting as­si­gn­ments are car­ried out with part­ners of Ne­xia In­ter­na­tio­nal, one of the world’s top ten net­works of in­de­pen­dent con­sul­ting and au­diting firms. With more than 650 Ne­xia of­fices world­wide Eb­ner Stolz is pre­sent in more than 115 coun­tries.

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