Stratasys Ltd. said it agreed to acquire 3D printing start-up Origin Inc. in a transaction for total consideration of up to $100 million, including cash and stock.
Stratasys said the deal enabes it to expand its leadership through innovation in the fast-growing mass production parts segment with a next-generation photopolymer platform.
Subject to various approvals and other closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in January 2021.
Stratasys expects Origin’s proprietary Programmable PhotoPolymerization (P3) technology to be an important growth engine for the company, adding up to $200 million incremental annual revenue within five years.
The acquisition will help fortify Stratasys’ leadership position in polymers and production applications of 3D printing in industries such as dental, medical, tooling, and select industrial, defense, and consumer goods segments.
Under the terms of the agreement, the total consideration for the transaction is comprised of $60 million paid on closing ($6 million of which is subject to the founders' retention over three years) and $40 million that is subject to performance-based earnouts over three years.
The acquisition will be paid using a combination of stock of approximately $45 million and cash of approximately $55 million at closing and throughout the earnout period.
About $32 million of the cash expenditure will be at closing. The acquisition is expected to accelerate Stratasys’ growth rate and be slightly dilutive to non-GAAP earnings per share in 2021, and accretive to Stratasys' non-GAAP earnings per share by 2023. The Origin team will join Stratasys and lead the development of its technology and product platform, with a full global launch via the Stratasys go-to-market organization towards mid-2021.