Additive manufacturing '2.0' company Desktop Metal to go public: Page 2 of 3

August 27, 2020 //By Rich Pell
Desktop Metal 'additive manufacturing 2.0' company to go public
3D printing systems company Desktop Metal has announced that it will become a publicly listed company through a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC)-led deal, creating what it claims will be the only listed pure-play additive manufacturing 2.0 company.
company says that it is ready to rapidly deploy its full suite of additive manufacturing solutions to existing and new customers on a global basis. Its product portfolio includes the Studio System office-friendly metal 3D-printing system for low-volume production, which has been shipping in volume for more than a year, as well as the new Shop System for mid-volume manufacturing and its continuous fiber composite printer, Fiber, both of which are expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The company’s Production System has begun shipping to early customers and is expected to ship in volume in the second half of 2021. It is designed to be the fastest way to 3D print metal parts at-scale, achieving print speeds up to 100x faster than legacy technologies and delivering thousands of parts per day at costs competitive with traditional manufacturing.

In the transaction, the company signed a definitive business combination agreement with Trine (NYSE:TRNE), which is led by Leo Hindery, Jr. and HPS Investment Partners, a global credit investment firm with over $60 billion in assets under management. Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected in the fourth quarter, the combined operating company will be named Desktop Metal, Inc. and will continue to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trade under the ticker symbol "DM."

Leo Hindery, Jr., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Trine says, "After evaluating more than 100 companies, we identified Desktop Metal as the most unique and compelling opportunity, a company that we believe is primed to be the leader in a rapidly growing industry thanks to their substantial technology moat, deep customer relationships across diverse end-markets, and impressive, recurring unit economics. Ric has put together an exceptional team and board of directors with whom we are excited to partner to create the only publicly traded pure-play Additive Manufacturing 2.0 company."

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