The corporate behind Britain’s best-selling private pc is getting ready the bottom for a spring itemizing which is predicted to worth it at greater than £370m.
The buying and selling arm of the Raspberry Pi Basis has employed bankers from Stifel and Liberum to advise on a London float after securing a $45m (£33m) funding in September.
The Cambridge-based basis offloaded stakes to Lansdowne Companions and the Ezrah Charitable Belief to fund product improvement and advertising and marketing after seeing booming demand for its miniature private computer systems throughout lockdown.
A supply mentioned a London itemizing would worth Raspberry Pi at “a premium” of the $500m (£370m) valuation it attracted following the deal.
Raspberry Pi, a charitable organisation whose income are used to advertise computing, was based by Eben Upton in 2009.
He created a single board pc that has been broadly used to champion programming in faculties.
The Telegraph revealed in March that it was exploring methods to boost capital, together with via a possible London inventory market floatation.
Mr Upton, chief government of Raspberry Pi Buying and selling, mentioned: “We’re all the time taking a look at how we fund the way forward for the enterprise.
“Clearly, the $45m we raised in September takes away a number of the urgency round determining how we fund the longer term. Alternatively, we now have nice plans for what we’re going to do over the following 5 years.”
Raspberry Pi’s potential float comes amid a flurry of London listings spanning video video games, meals, digital funds and on-line retail.
Earlier this month, the Telegraph reported that Leaf Cellular, Canada’s greatest developer of free-to-play cellular video games, was elevating C$10m (£6m) via a twin itemizing within the capital.
Huel, the meal-replacement drinks maker, has employed bankers from Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan forward of a £1bn IPO subsequent 12 months.
In the meantime, Devolver Digital, the American writer behind smash hit Fall Guys: Final Knockout, launched a £700m London float firstly of this month.
Raspberry Pi, which secured income of £11.4m after gross sales hit a report 7.1m models final 12 months, exports about 90pc of its merchandise.
Nearly all of its cash is made out of licensing earnings. After designing the merchandise, producers pay the organisation a royalty charge to make them.
Final 12 months, it stepped up the product vary by launching essentially the most highly effective pc board within the firm’s historical past for $25.
The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 has computing capability to help 4K video, whereas the earlier Pi had the flexibility to deal with graphics akin to a Ps 2 video video games console.
The organisation adopted up the launch with the Raspberry Pi Pico in January, which prices as little as £3.60 and has been taken up by learners studying MicroPython code.