New York, NY--
Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it advised Piper Jaffray and Credit Suisse as joint book-running managers on the initial public offering of Materialise NV, a leading Belgian provider of additive manufacturing software and of sophisticated 3D printing services.
The IPO of 8,000,000 American Depositary Shares (ADS) was priced at $12 per ADS and listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “MTLS.” Certain selling shareholders of the Company have granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,200,000 ADSs at the public offering price, less the underwriting discount, to cover over-allotments, if any. The IPO raised gross proceeds of $96 million for the company. The company intends to use its net proceeds from the IPO to expand their 3D printing service center capacity, including the addition of new printers and additional technologies; to increase their sales and marketing teams worldwide; to fund additional research and development activities; and the remainder for general corporate purposes (including, but not limited to, potential acquisitions or partnerships). The company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of ADSs by the selling shareholders if the option is exercised.
Co-managers in the offering included BB&T Capital Markets, Janney Montgomery Scott, Stephens Inc. and KBC Securities
Corporate partners William Schwitter
and Karl Balz
and associate Shehzad Siddiqui
led the Paul Hastings team, which also included Todd Schneider
and Keith Gartner
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