Carlsquare advised Nano Dimension on the acquisition of Admatec and Formatec, creating a metal & ceramic additive manufacturing portfolio
Nano Dimension Ltd. (Nasdaq: NNDM, “Nano Dimension” or the “Company”), a leading supplier of Additively Manufactured Electronics (“AME”) and multi-dimensional metal & ceramic Additive Manufacturing (“AM”) 3D printers, announced that it has signed and closed a definitive agreement to acquire Formatec Holding B.V (“Admatec/Formatec”), which includes its two subsidiaries – Admatec Europe B.V. and Formatec Technical Ceramics B.V.
Admatec/Formatec, based in the Netherlands, are comprised of two complementary businesses operating together, which were part of the U.S.-based Precision Surfacing Solutions. It is a leading developer and manufacturer of additive manufacturing and 3D printing systems for ceramic and metal end-user parts. Its industry-grade systems – powered by digital light processing technology – use materials with superior mechanical, electrical, thermal, biological, and chemical properties to produce an array of parts for medical, jewelry, industrial, and investment casting uses.
By joining forces, Nano Dimension believes that Admatec/Formatec are now poised for even greater success within the Industry 4.0 landscape, which Nano Dimension is at the forefront of transforming with its combination of deep learning-based AI, additive manufacturing, materials science, and robotics. This expertise is planned to enable advanced breakthroughs across the Admatec/Formatec set of solutions and expected to drive tremendous competitive edges for customers.
With Admatec/Formatec, Nano Dimension will add two critical aspects to its offering in the AM domain: Materials and new product types. Materials have and will continue to be the bedrock of a successful AM offering. Nano Dimension is already leading in materials science thanks to the breakthroughs in driving additively manufactured electronics with both conductive and dielectric materials. Now, Nano Dimension will also benefit from ceramic and metals – two critical materials for developing applications and end-use parts.
Jaco Saurwalt, Chief Operating Officer of Admatec/Formatec, who is joining Nano Dimension as the Head of its Admatec/Formatec Division, commented, “The teams across Admatec and Formatec are excited to become a part of Nano Dimension. We are proud of how we have developed this business and are convinced that we shall be able to expand and accelerate our growth based on our present technology and services. We expect that the combined expertise with Nano Dimension will further establish a leading position in the high-mix-low-volume metal 3D-AM production markets.”
Yoav Stern, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nano Dimension, shared, “Admatec/Formatec’s scientists, engineers and other team members, all of whom joined Nano Dimension upon closing of this transaction, are experts and industry veterans in AM 3D-industrial processes. They are going to continue to be led by their present management team.” Mr. Stern added, “Admatec/Formatec’s products and services expand Nano Dimension’s Fabrica Division, adding volume manufacturing capabilities to the high precision micro-mechanical Fabrica 2.0 systems.”
Eventually, the companies intertwine, which helps Admatec/Formatec systems to become the “robotic brains”. Their goal is the ability to maintain a digital inventory of high-quality printed mechanical parts in digital form. In the end, consumer can print them how they want and where they want them, in the best quality at competitive prices.
Carlsquare acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Nano Dimension and accompanied the shareholders from identifying the right partner to the transaction negotiations and the conclusion of the contract.