Washington, D.C. 20549












Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 16, 2017




Proto Labs, Inc.


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)









(State or other jurisdiction


of incorporation)


(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer


Identification Number)



5540 Pioneer Creek Drive

 Maple Plain, Minnesota



(Address of principal executive offices)


(Zip Code)




Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:


(763) 479-3680



Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 1.01.

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On November 16, 2017, Proto Labs, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”) with Rapid Manufacturing Group, LLC, a New Hampshire limited liability company (“RAPID”), and each of the members of RAPID listed therein (the “Members”).


Under the terms of the agreement, the Company will acquire RAPID for $120 million consisting of $110 million in cash and $10 million in the Company’s stock. RAPID’s 2017 annual revenue is forecasted to be $45 million with an estimated $10 million in adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA excludes costs that are not expected to recur after the acquisition. The Company will finance the acquisition with existing cash, drawing on a line of credit, and utilizing previously authorized but unissued shares of stock. After adjusting for investments to expand capacity to support future growth, interest expense created by the financing and interest income for the cash used in the transaction, the Company estimates the acquisition will be approximately $0.10 accretive to non-GAAP dilutive earnings per share in 2018. In addition, the goodwill resulting from the transaction is expected to be tax deductible over a 15 year period creating a future cash benefit.


The obligations of the Company, RAPID and the Members to consummate the transactions contemplated by the Agreement are subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions as set forth in the Agreement, including the expiration or termination of any waiting period applicable under the Hart-Scott Rodino Act.


The foregoing description of the Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 2.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 8.01.

Other Events.


On November 21, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing its execution of the Agreement. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.


In addition, on November 21, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing it will host an Analyst Day on December 12, 2017, at its Global Headquarters in Maple Plain, Minnesota. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.2 to this report.



Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits



Membership Interest Purchase Agreement, dated November 16, 2017, by and among Proto Labs, Inc., Rapid Manufacturing Group, LLC and the members listed therein. (Certain schedules and exhibits have been omitted in accordance with Item 601(b)(2) of Regulation S-K. A copy of any omitted schedule and/or exhibit will be furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon request.)



Press release of Proto Labs, Inc. dated November 21, 2017, announcing the Membership Interest Purchase Agreement.


Press release of Proto Labs, Inc. dated November 21, 2017, announcing the hosting of an Analyst Day.









Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.






Proto Labs, Inc.












November 21, 2017


/s/ John A. Way





John A. Way





Chief Financial Officer