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Latham & Watkins Advises Desktop Metal in US$575 Million Acquisition of ExOne

August 11, 2021
A multidisciplinary team advises on the transaction the joins the two 3D printing solutions companies and complementary technology platforms.

Desktop Metal, Inc. (NYSE: DM) and The ExOne Company (NASDAQ: XONE) have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Desktop Metal will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of ExOne common stock. Under the terms of the agreement, ExOne shareholders will receive US$8.50 in cash and US$17 in shares of Desktop Metal common stock for each share of ExOne common stock, for a total consideration of US$25.50 per share, representing a transaction value of US$575 million, subject to a collar mechanism.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Desktop Metal in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Boston partner Dan Hoffman and Chicago partner Jason Morelli, with Boston associates Gloria Ring, Stephen Levy, Tyler Mills, and Magda Farhat. Advice was also provided on intellectual property matters by Boston partner Sarah Gagan, with Boston associate Deborah Hinck; on benefits and compensation matters by Washington, D.C. partner David Della Rocca, with Washington, D.C. associate Kirk Porter and Chicago associate Victoria Wolfe; on tax matters by Century City partner Sam Weiner, with Boston associate Jeremiah Cowen; on environment, land, and resources matters by Washington, D.C. partner James Barrett, with Washington, D.C. associate Sam Scott; on capital markets matters by Boston partners Emily Taylor and Elisabeth Martin, with Boston associates Christopher Lloyd and Dante Spurlock; on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partners Jason Cruise and Ian Conner, Frankfurt partner Max Hauser, Hamburg counsel Jana Dammann de Chapto and Washington, D.C. counsel Peter Todaro, with Washington, D.C. associate Andrew Paik, Frankfurt associate Nicolas Jung and London associate Anuj Ghai; on data privacy matters by Bay Area counsel Heather Deixler; and on export controls matters by Washington, D.C. partner Les Carnegie, with Washington, D.C. associate Matthew Gregory.