Have you actually considered that the founders of Insydium have no intention of selling all their hard work to a company who’d more than likely let it rot like Xpresso/TP.
Well, Allegorithmic did sold to Adobe,. and redshift sold to Maxon, so anything can happen at this stage.
C4D has had a brutal CEO and policy change too in a couple of months, and the competition also changed quite a lot in the meantime. So, for good and bad the past isn’t a good example of what’s ahead.
Unlike before, where Maxon wanted to do everything in-house (which sometimes led to very slow development), McGavran showed that they’re now open to third party acquisitions.
Unlike Redshift, which is present on all platforms, insydium’s market is 100% C4D and in the meantime XP is one of the main reasons C4D is still relevant. So in a sense, they both have the need for the other to thrive, while Redshift could have survived without Maxon.
At last, when a tech company is bought, the original owners are usually locked in for at least 4 or 5 years, and/or offered a new role in the group.
Not saying this will ever happen, but it very much depends on the growth opportunity that insydium sees while being independant, and how much Maxon is willing to spend.