How has the exit activity for 3D printing developed in the first half of 2019? This blog post explores 3D printing exit metrics through Q2 2019 and compares them to previous years. The graph below shows the number of 3D printing exits by year, stacked by quarters.
As the graphic demonstrates, 3D printing has seen 1 exit event through Q2 of this year. This represents 33% of the total exits in 2018, and 50% of the exits through Q2 in 2018. The sole exit event in 2019 is Structured Polymers’ acquisition by Evonik Industries.
A straight-line projection of the completed exit activity this year would come out to 2 exit events, which falls short of the total exits in 2018 by 33%. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 exit activity would also come out to 2 exit events. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, 3D printing exit activity in 2019 is projected to be down from the exit activity in 2018.