A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to comment on General Electric's intentions to take control of two of the largest metal 3D printer manufacturers on the planet, Arcam and SLM Solutions. Unfortunately, in recent days it seems that this acquisition is getting more complicated than expected.
On the one hand, focusing on Arcam, we learned that the offer of 685 million dollars that General Electric offered has only tempted 40% of Arcam's shareholders, so finally the deadline to accept the offer has been extended from October 14 to November 1 so that shareholders who still do not know what to do can make a decision.
General Electric is increasingly difficult to acquire SLM Solutions and Arcam.
In the case of SLM Solutions, they literally have the problem with an investor who owns 20% of the shares, Paul Singer, who, apparently, has rejected the offer of 762 million dollars that General Electric put on the table ago. week. Even so, for this company General Electric set the goal of obtaining 75% of the shares, the problem is that many of the shareholders value Singer's recommendations very positively.
As a final detail and to get an idea of the importance of this transaction, tell you that after the announcement made by General Electric about the purchase of these two companies, the interest in companies dedicated to the world of 3D printing by all kinds Investors skyrocketed causing the median market value of the major publicly traded companies, Stratasys, 3D Systems and Voxeljet, to rise by 8%.