Future Materials Group has been awarded ‘Industrial Deal of the Year 2013’ for Europe by the publisher Acquisition International, for the successful completion of the growth capital investment by DPE Deutsche Private Equity (DPE) in SLM Solutions GmbH (SLM), a leading global manufacturer of metal-based Additive Manufacturing technologies.

Announced in the November supplement, Acquisition International ‘Deal of the Year’ awards recognises deals that have captured the imagination, presented some of the best synergies and opportunities around, and have shown off some of the best business and professional skills worldwide.

FMG worked closely with SLMs’ owners to define the company’s growth strategy, and then design, launch and manage the capital raise. Completed in early 2013, the growth investment has given SLM Solutions the financial resources to

expand its market position in this dynamic field through greater investments in technology, sales and service.

Through the investment by DPE, which was completed in early 2013, SLM Solutions has now the financial resources to fully exploit its world-class technology in the rapidly growing field of additive manufacturing.

Commenting on the award, FMG managing directors Adrian Williams and David Schofield said: “The success of the deal was based very much on partnership, and we are delighted that our advisory work for SLM Solutions has been recognised in this award”.

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