PTC acquires Frustum- case in point and there might be more acquisitions to come

November 27, 2018
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PTC acquires generative design (GD) startup Frustum for $70 million. Interestingly, we published an insight based on a conversation with Lux Capital the week before this news, in which we argued the comings of such acquisitions because of GD startups' dependency on large software companies' users. Unless they come up with a standalone strategy, GD startups' most promising exit would be through an acquisition at a relatively early stage. Therefore, it would be hard to imagine a deal over $100 million (another data point, Within was acquired by Autodesk for $ 88.4 million). Lastly and also interestingly, Frustum's lead investor is Siemens and it has licensed Frustum's key technology. And yet, PTC is the acquirer, not Siemens.

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