Stratasys Acquires 3-D Printer Solidscape For $38 Million

Acquisition expands marketshare and capabilities for company.

Additive manufacturing system maker Stratasys acquired Solidscape for $38 million plus certain purchase price adjustments.

New Hampshire-based Solidscape is a manufacturer of 3D printers serving investment casting applications in the jewelry, medical, dental and industrial markets. The companys technology produces patterns that are used to cast highly precise metal parts.

Solidscape manufactures casting applications that require high-precision, ultra-fine feature detail and a smooth surface finish.
The company had revenues of $13.4 million and generated approximately $4.3 million in EBITDA for calendar year 2010.

Stratasys will support Solidscape product development with the goal of producing systems that target new applications. Solidscape will operate from its base in New Hampshire as a wholly owned subsidiary of Stratasys.

Solidscape leadership and management will stay with the company. Stratasys expects the acquisition of Solidscape will add approximately $0.04 per share to earnings in 2011.

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