Trilantic North America has completed the acquisition of 3D Systems’ on-demand 3D printing and custom manufacturing business. The firm is partnering with industry pioneer Ziad Abou, who will become CEO of the company. The acquired business will be renamed and operate as Quickparts.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trilantic North America, a leading, growth-focused middle market private equity firm, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the On-Demand Manufacturing business (the “Company”) from 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) in partnership with Ziad Abou, a tenured industry pioneer who will operate as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and other industry executives. Effective with the completion of this transaction, the Company will begin operating as Quickparts and inherits an established industry brand that is an internationally recognized digital manufacturing leader in providing on-demand 3D printing and custom manufacturing services.
Going forward, Quickparts plans to focus on expanding and advancing its services, delivering greater value to its customers, and making the strategic investments necessary to meet the accelerated demand for additively and traditionally manufactured parts today across a diverse range of end markets. The Company will operate a fleet of approximately 150+ in-house 3D printers across five physical locations in North America and Europe alongside a network of manufacturing partners worldwide.
“Our investment in Quickparts underscores Trilantic North America’s commitment and belief in the value that Industry 4.0 technologies deliver to all members of the supply chain,” said Charles Fleischmann, Partner at Trilantic North America, and Quickparts Board member. “We are incredibly excited to partner with Ziad and the entire Quickparts team to accelerate their strategic growth objectives and to drive continued expansion and increased customer success. We are also fortunate to name two industry veterans, George Votis and Avi Reichental, as Directors to the Board.”
“I am grateful to Trilantic North America for their continued confidence in my leadership and vision for the business. I am looking forward to working alongside this incredible team, continuing our great work together, and to leading the Quickparts team through the next growth chapter,” said Abou. “We have built a strong and positive partnership with Trilantic North America, and we plan to leverage their expertise, network, and guidance as we assert marketplace leadership by delivering better technology agnostic services to our customers. There is a bright future ahead for Quickparts, and I am honored and excited to get to work to materialize the significant opportunities ahead.”
About Trilantic North America
Trilantic Capital Management L.P. (“Trilantic North America”) is a leading, growth-focused middle market private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America. Trilantic North America’s primary investment focus is on the business services, consumer, and energy sectors. Trilantic North America currently manages six private equity fund families with aggregate capital commitments of $9.7 billion. Trilantic North America has been recognized by Inc. Magazine’s 2019 list of Top 50 Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms and has also been named one of GrowthCap’s Top 25 Private Equity Firms for Growth Companies. For more information, visit www.trilanticnorthamerica.com.
Quickparts is a leading global provider of digital manufacturing services, delivering on-demand parts for industrial, consumer, entertainment, automotive and aerospace customers throughout their entire product life cycle. The Company offers rapid prototyping, functional prototyping, low-volume manufacturing and appearance model manufacturing services through five integrated additive and traditional manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. For more information, visit www.quickparts.com.