- 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.
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