3-D Printer Deal Opts For Unusual Stock Earnout

Law360, New York (June 20, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT) -- The $600 million merger of two 3-D printing companies this week includes milestone payments in stock, not cash — a deal rarity, especially outside of the life sciences industry.

Stratasys Inc., one of the biggest makers of 3-D printers, will issue new shares worth about $403 million to buy smaller rival MakerBot, according to Wednesday's deal announcement. MakerBot can receive up to an additional $201 million in either stock or cash through the end of 2014 if it hits certain milestones. Stratasys will decide what form...
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