PE Firm Ratos Sells 2 Cos. To 3D Systems For $137M

Law360, New York (November 21, 2011, 6:22 PM EST) -- 3D Systems Corp. is acquiring rival 3D printer manufacturer Z Corp. and Vidar Systems Corp., a maker of medical film scanners, from Swedish private equity firm Ratos AG for $137 million, the buyer announced Monday.

Rock Hill, S.C.-based 3D Systems is gunning for big growth by adding Z Corp.’s printer business and Vidar’s digitizing technology to its portfolio of 3D content-to-print products, paying $137 million in cash to Ratos subsidiary Contex Group, according to the statement.

“We believe that the perfect strategic fit between these businesses,...
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