Stratasys merging with Israeli firm Objet for global 3D printing powerhouse



Via News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Stratasys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSYS), a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems for prototyping and manufacturing applications, and privately held Objet Ltd., a leading manufacturer of 3D printers for rapid prototyping, today announced that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies would combine in an all-stock transaction with a combined equity value of approximately $1.4 billion, based upon the closing price of Stratasys’ common stock on April 13, 2012. The transaction will position the combined company as a leader within the high-growth 3D printing and direct digital manufacturing industry.”

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