It has been quite a long time since we have lived through the enormous General Electric was launched into the world of 3D printing, a kind of novel where literally the American company decided to take over several of the largest European specialized metal 3D printing companies on the old continent. One of them was Arcam Aktiebolag, a company that initially controlled 77% of the total shares.
Months later, it seems that the business is beginning to be profitable for General Electrica, since it has just been announced that, after reaching an agreement with Elliott Management and Polygon Investment Group, the multinational, just one year after taking control of the company, you could raise your stake to control over 95% of Arcam's share capital.
General Electric already controls 95% of the shareholding of Arcam Aktiebolag
In turn, in the future plans of General Electric itself for Arcam, it seems that the American company plans to launch in the not too distant future a procedure under Swedish legislation through which they can take over the rest of the shares that have not yet been are in his power. The final idea is that of get Arcam to stop trading on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
However… Why is Arcam so important to Genera Electric's plans? One of the advantages of Arcam, the same as the difference from its main competitors, is that from the moment of its founding the company has worked on the development of complex techniques for metal 3D printing. Its technology allows great freedom in terms of design while maintaining excellent material properties and high productivity. On the other hand, it is within a global market and its main clients are the orthopedic implant industries and the aerospace sector.