Alantra advises 3D Systems on the simplified tender offer followed by a squeeze out on Phenix Systems

January 3, 2017


  • Alantra is pleased to announce that it advised 3D Systems, the leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of 3D printers on the simplified tender offer followed by a squeeze out on Phenix Systems, a French designer, manufacturer and distributor of metal and ceramics 3D printers.
  • Having crossed the 95% threshold in terms of shares and voting rights at the end of the offer period, 3D Systems asked for the delisting of the company from Alternext.
  • The offer price of €58.0 values Phenix Systems ca. €67m and represents a premium of 11.5% over the €52.0 closing price of October 3rd, 2016, last trading date before the announcement. This also represents a premium of 27.1% over the 60 days volume weighted average price before the announcement.
  • The acquisition is in line with 3D Systems’s strategy to simplify Phenix Systems’s structure and management while avoiding costs and constraints of the listing
  • Alantra’s team: Olivier Guignon, David Kieffer


About Alantra
Alantra is global investment banking and asset management firm focusing on the mid-market with offices across Europe, the US, Asia and Latin America
Its Investment Banking division employs over 280 professionals, providing independent advice on M&A, debt advisory, financial restructuring, credit portfolio and capital markets transactions
The Asset Management division comprises a team of 75 professionals with €3.3bn in Private Equity, Active Funds, Debt and Real Estate

About 3D Systems –
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Rock Hill, USA, 3D Systems is a NYSE-listed designer, manufacturer and distributor of professional and production grade 3D printers, in addition to a line of personal 3D printers and 3D-printed consumer products. 3D Systems’s technologies and services are used in the design, development and production stages of many industries, including aerospace, automotive, architecture, healthcare, entertainment, and consumer goods.

About Phenix Systems –
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Riom, France, Phenix Systems is an Alternext-listed designer, manufacturer and distributor of powder bed additive manufacturing equipment. The proposed 3D printers are able to manufacture complex components of small and medium sizes by successive addition of metal and / or ceramic layers from 3D digital files. Phenix Systems’s technologies and services are used in several industries including the dental sector, aerospace, automotive, industrial tooling, luxury and energy.

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By Yago Sánchez January 3, 2017 Corporate News, Press Releases

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