Episode 13 of Printing Money: Exploring Recent 3D Printing Transactions with Arno Held of AM Ventures


Happy holidays to our esteemed Printing Money listeners. For this episode, Alex is back with us, we also have Arno Held from AM Ventures as a return guest. Much has transpired since Episode 11 where we last discussed 3DP/AM transactions and major venture capital rounds. Rest assured, your hosts Danny, Alex, and Arno have you updated with all of it. Our discussion starts off with some reflections on Formnext 2023, followed by M&A and VC talks, and some focus on the private financing ecosystem. Along the way, keep an eye out for interesting threads including business streamlining and a fun but insightful tribute to tungsten!

0:13  – Introductions

0:51  – Impressions of Formnext 2023

4:35  – Cumberland Additive purchases the Stratasys Direct division

9:43   3D Systems might be selling Oqton.

10:47 Nexa acquired Essentium

13:05 BigRep purchased HAGE3D, and is pursuing German SPAC

17:05 Desktop Metal sold Aerosint to Schaeffler

Sandvik acquires Buffalo Tungsten at 22:00

At 23:48, 6K Additive acquires Global Metal Powders

26:27 marks the closure of Vectoflow’s €4M Series A, as reported

At 31:15, Divergent closes its $230M Series D and acquires the IP of Sigma Additive

33:41 Immensa lands $20M Series B

37:07 Precipart takes growth equity from KKR

39:12 Cognitive Designs raises €2M

41:15 Lithoz invests in Amarea

43:00 Multi-material printing

45:45 Norsk Titanium secures €2M bridge loan

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