Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)
May 4, 2015
PTC Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
140 Kendrick Street
Needham, Massachusetts
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
(781) 370-5000
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Section 1 – Business and Operations
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On May 4, 2015, PTC Inc. (“PTC”) entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Cedar Acquisition LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of PTC (“Merger Sub”), ColdLight Solutions, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“ColdLight”), and Cedar Holder Representative, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, solely in its capacity as Securityholder Representative, to acquire ColdLight for up to approximately $105 million in cash, consisting of $100 million payable at closing and up to $5 million payable upon the achievement of certain milestones, in each case, subject to adjustment as set forth in the Merger Agreement.  PTC expects to use existing cash to fund the acquisition.
The Merger Agreement has been approved by the boards of directors of PTC and ColdLight.  At the closing of the transaction, ColdLight will become a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of PTC.
The Merger Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of ColdLight, PTC and Merger Sub, including, among others, covenants by ColdLight to conduct its business in the ordinary course before the closing date of the acquisition (the “Closing Date”) and not to solicit, initiate, entertain, or agree to any alternative third party acquisition proposal or to negotiate or engage with any third party about an alternative acquisition proposal.
Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, the acquisition is subject to customary conditions to closing.  The acquisition is expected to close in May 2015.
The Merger Agreement provides for PTC to be indemnified for losses resulting from breaches of ColdLight’s representations, warranties and covenants, certain tax liabilities, and certain other matters.  The sum of $8 million of the purchase price has been placed in escrow as a source for satisfaction of such losses as to which claims are made on or before 18 months after the Closing Date, subject to certain exceptions.  PTC also has the right to set-off claims against any amounts payable for the achievement of milestones.
A copy of the Merger Agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.  The foregoing description of the Merger Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Merger Agreement.

Section 7 — Regulation FD

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

The ColdLight acquisition is not expected to have a material effect on PTC’s FY’15 revenue or non-GAAP earnings per share.  ColdLight has approximately 60 employees, all of whom are located in the United States.

Forward Looking Statements and Risks
Statements in this report, including about the closing of the acquisition and our expectations regarding its financial impact are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially.  Such risks and uncertainties include the following: the transaction may not close on the timing we anticipate or at all,  we may not be able to generate the revenue we expect, we may be unable to operate the business to achieve the expected financial results, we may be unable to retain and maintain relationships with key employees and strategic partners of ColdLight, as well as other risks and uncertainties described in reports we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.



Section 9 — Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

      (d) Exhibits.

Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of May 4, 2015 by and among PTC Inc., Cedar Acquisition LLC, ColdLight Solutions, LLC, and Cedar Holder Representative, LLC, as the Securityholder Representative.




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.

PTC Inc.
Date:  May 5, 2015
/s/Aaron C. von Staats
Aaron C. von Staats
Corporate Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary