Dynacast International, a global manufacturer of precision-engineered metal components based in Charlotte, N.C., signed a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire Signicast LLC, a highly automated and vertically integrated manufacturer of precision investment cast parts. Wisconsin-based Signicast is the largest commercial investment casting manufacturer in the world and offers machining and heat-treating services. Signicast will remain a separate operating division. Once the transaction is closed, the acquisition is expected to add over 800 employees from Signicast’s two campuses in Wisconsin. This addition will expand Dynacast’s footprint to more than 9,500 employees in 27 locations.