July 26, 2017 5:45 AM ET

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Company Overview of Corsair Components, Inc.

Company Overview

Corsair Components, Inc. manufactures high-performance PC components and peripherals. It offers gaming peripherals, memory upgrades, power supply units, PC cooling products, computer cases, solid-state drives, USB flash drives, PC speakers, system monitoring and control devices, link hardware, external storage systems, and parts and accessories. The company also offers technical support services. Corsair Components, Inc. was formerly known as Corsair Memory, Inc. and changed its name to Corsair Components, Inc. in November 2010. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

47100 Bayside Parkway

Fremont, CA 94538

United States

Founded in 1994

711 Employees

Phone:

510-657-8747

Fax:

510-657-8748

Key Executives for Corsair Components, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 60
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director
Age: 55
Senior Vice President of Operations
Age: 71
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 67
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Executive
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Corsair Components, Inc. Key Developments

EagleTree Capital Reportedly In Advanced Discussions To Acquire Corsair

EagleTree Capital LP (‘EagleTree’) is in advanced discussions to acquire Corsair Components, Inc. (‘Corsair’) for more than $500 million, two sources familiar with the matter said on July 13, 2017. The sources asked not to be named because the matter is private. Corsair and EagleTree declined to comment. Francisco Partners Management LLC, which made a $75 million investment in the company in 2013 after the company scrapped its IPO plans, did not respond to requests for comment. EagleTree has secured committed financing from Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Group and BNP Paribas, they added. Societe Generale will also be part of the syndicate, one of the sources said. The banks are providing a roughly $330 million secured loan package with first- and second-lien seniority. The loans will put Corsair’s debt-to-EBITDA at four and a half times on a first-lien basis and six times total. Goldman, Macquarie and BNP did not respond to requests for comment. Societe Generale declined to comment. EagleTree will make a roughly 40% equity contribution to the purchase price. EagleTree is expected to pay nine to 10 times Corsair’s EBITDA of roughly $55 million, which would value the company at around $525 million at the midpoint, the sources said.

Micro-Star International Company Limited Announces New Partnership with Corsair Components, Inc

Micro-Star International Company Limited has announced a new partnership with Corsair Components, Inc. The unique silver themed motherboards are built based on the critically acclaimed and TITANIUM concept, introduced first in the motherboard industry by MSI in 2015. The Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM features an all new design for its solid plated heatsinks and covers in full silver color and is inspired by the latest military and spacecraft technologies. Besides looking indestructible, the TITANIUM armored backplate strengthens the board so one can use the biggest and heaviest graphics cards and CPU coolers available. At the same time, the stainless alloy plate protects the back of the motherboard against possible harm as well. The Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM features Audio Boost 3 with Nahimic. This pinnacle in onboard sound comes with a selection of best audio components to deliver a studio-grade sound experience and makes sure dominate the battlefield. For the ultimate SSD speeds, Turbo U.2 onboard is present to use the latest and great SSDs available in the market, supporting NVMe with transfer speeds up to 2400 MB/s using a single drive. Instead of 1 Turbo M.2 slot, the new MPOWER features 2x Turbo M.2 slots with Steel Armor, supporting 2x NVMe SSDs at the same time. Using the unique and easy to use M.2 Genie option in Click BIOS 5 to enable RAID 0, this allows the user to reach even more insane SSD speeds. Direct front USB Type-C is compatible with next generation PC chassis, perfect for the latest smartphones and great for next generation SSDs and other mobile storage devices. Besides featuring the latest technologies, the Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM also features DDR4 Boost, accompanied by DDR4 Steel Armor to ensure the best memory performance up to DDR4-4000. TITANIUM models also support Game Boost, the one-second overclocking option. With 8 gears up available simply overclock up to 5GHz in just one-second. Want to push the limits and break world records? The Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM is built as a perfect tool for extreme overclockers and includes great features to unlock more potential, such as OC Engine and new OC Optimizer for higher overclocking results and more convenience. Vengeance LPX memory is designed for high-performance gaming & overclocking. The heatspreader is made of pure aluminum for faster heat dissipation, and the eight-layer PCB helps manage heat and provides superior overclocking headroom. Each IC is individually screened for performance potential.

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