Consumer Electronics

Corsair Gaming Gears Up for IPO

Corsair Gaming has filed an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering. No pricing details were mentioned, but the company does value the offering up to $100 million, although this is normally just a placeholder. The company intends to list its shares on the Nasdaq under the symbol CRSR.

The underwriters for the offering are Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Macquarie Capital, Baird, Cowen, Stifel, Wedbush and Academy Securities.

This company is a leading global provider and innovator of high-performance gear for gamers and content creators. Corsair’s industry-leading gaming gear helps digital athletes, from casual gamers to committed professionals, to perform across PC or console platforms, and its streaming gear enables creators to produce studio-quality content to share with friends or to broadcast to millions of fans. To put it simply, this company designs and sells high-performance gaming and streaming peripherals, components and systems to enthusiasts globally.

As of June 30, 2020, the company had shipped over 190 million gaming and streaming products since 1998, with over 85 million in the past five years. Corsair’s gear is sold to end users in more than 75 countries, primarily through online and brick-and-mortar retailers, including leading global retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy, and through its direct online channel.

For 2017, 2018 and 2019, net revenue was $855.5 million, $937.6 million and $1,097.2 million, respectively. For the same periods, the firm generated adjusted net income was $34.3 million, $20.0 million and $27.5 million. Also, adjusted EBITDA came out to $67.5 million, $67.4 million and $71.6 million for these respective years.

The company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay indebtedness, as well as for working capital and general corporate purposes.

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