Comments on Stratasys’ Response to Its All-Cash Offer
Expresses Disappointment in Stratasys’ Refusal to Engage
Waltham, Mass., March 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nano Dimension Ltd. (Nasdaq: NNDM) (“Nano Dimension” or the “Company”), the largest active shareholder of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS) (“Stratasys”) with a 14.5% ownership stake, today issued the following statement in response to Stratasys’ rejection of its proposal to acquire Stratasys for $18.00 per share in cash. The all-cash offer reflected a 36% premium to the unaffected closing stock price as of March 1, 2023, and a 31% premium to the 60-day VWAP through March 1, 2023.
“We are disappointed in Stratasys’ refusal to engage with Nano Dimension regarding our compelling offer, which would have delivered immediate value at a substantial premium to Stratasys’ shareholders amid a challenging market environment,” said Yoav Stern, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nano Dimension. “After constructive discussions with Stratasys’ CEO, we were surprised that the Stratasys Board was unwilling to engage in an open dialogue around a combination of our businesses. While we remain open to discussions, we are disciplined with regards to our growth strategy and will consider our options, relative to both Stratasys and alternative strategic acquisition targets currently under review.”
Greenhill & Co., LLC and Lazard Frères & Co., LLC are acting as Nano Dimension’s financial advisors, and Sullivan & Worcester LLP is serving as legal advisor.
About Nano Dimension
Nano Dimension’s (Nasdaq: NNDM) vision is to transform existing electronics and mechanical manufacturing into Industry 4.0 environmentally friendly & economically efficient precision additive electronics and manufacturing – by delivering solutions that convert digital designs to electronic or mechanical devices - on demand, anytime, anywhere.
Nano Dimension’s strategy is driven by the application of deep learning based AI to drive improvements in manufacturing capabilities by using self-learning & self-improving systems, along with the management of a distributed manufacturing network via the cloud.
Nano Dimension serves over 2,000 customers across vertical target markets such as aerospace & defense, advanced automotive, high-tech industrial, specialty medical technology, R&D and academia. The company designs and makes Additive Electronics and Additive Manufacturing 3D printing machines and consumable materials. Additive Electronics are manufacturing machines that enable the design and development of High-Performance-Electronic-Devices (Hi-PED®s). Additive Manufacturing includes manufacturing solutions for production of metal, ceramic, and specialty polymers based applications - from millimeters to several centimeters in size with micron precision.
Through the integration of its portfolio of products, Nano Dimension is offering the advantages of rapid prototyping, high-mix-low-volume production, IP security, minimal environmental footprint, and design-for-manufacturing capabilities, which is all unleashed with the limitless possibilities of additive manufacturing.
For more information, please visit www.nano-di.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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