Another company takeover has happened on the IT market, or at least commenced, and we must say that the buyer isn't just anyone, nor are its sights set on just any technology collection.
The IT player that will pass an undisclosed amount of cash to a board of executives in exchange for full ownership of a certain company is none other than Corsair, developer and vendor of high-end PC hardware like 8GB VengeanceLP DDR3-1600
memory, 555 MB/s Neutron LAMD
SSDs, various PSUs, flash drives, etc.
The “certain company” is Raptor Gaming, responsible for such things as a water-resistant keyboard, the M4 gaming mouse and other peripherals.
Once the transaction is complete, Corsair should have all it needs to give Logitech and other computer accessory makers an even harder time that it has managed so far.
"As gamers ourselves, we formed the Raptor Gaming business to create high-performance PC gear to give gamers the absolute best gaming experience," said Dirk Schunk, CEO of Raptor Gaming.
"Corsair's strong global brand and worldwide distribution will open up Raptor Gaming products to a wider audience of gamers around the world."
Corsair has its own series of mice, keyboards and headsets, but assimilating Raptor Gaming will expand its customer pool considerably, not just its intellectual property. Though Corsair is much older (founded in 1994), Raptor has been around for a while as well (2004).
"Corsair and Raptor share the same goal, bringing best-in-class PC hardware to gamers around the world," said Andy Paul, president and CEO of Corsair.
"Raptor Gaming's strong retail presence will allow us to offer a wider range of PC hardware to gamers across Germany."
Examples of Raptor Gaming retail customers are Media Markt, Saturn, Real, Kaufland, and Conrad. Not a bad list, especially since they are all European.
Speaking of which, Corsair is sure to extend availability of Raptor Gaming products in other regions, particularly Asia, where the brand is only found in Taiwan.