Merger and Acquisition Targets for 3D Systems
3D Printing is The Future of Manufacturing. It makes sense that larger companies are gobbling up the smaller ones in the race to become the market leader in an emerging and disruptive industry.
M&A activity within the 3D printing space is heating up – In the past five years, 3D Systems has acquired at least 30 privately-held companies with 10 of those acquisitions coming in 2012 and 2013, including recently Rapid Product Development Group in May and Valhalla Partners-backed Geomagic in January. Meanwhile, other publicly-traded 3D printing companies including Organovo and Stratasys, which merged with another 3-D printing company Objet in 2012, have been less acquisitive, but given the increasing activity and innovation happening in 3D printing, these players may increase their level of activity as well.