Popular video game platform Roblox announces public offering that could value the company at $8 billion | Markets – Business Insider

Popular video game platform Roblox announces public offering that could value the company at $8 billion | Markets – Business Insider


Roblox CEO David Baszucki
Roblox CEO David Baszucki introduces one of the new Roblox games.

  • Video game platform Roblox filed confidentially for a public offering, according to a Monday press release.
  • The number of shares to be sold and their price range has not yet been decided.
  • The offering could peg Roblox’s valuation as high as $8 billion, Reuters reported earlier this month. That would double the $4 billion valuation it received in a February funding round.
  • Roblox hadn’t yet determined whether it wants to go public through a traditional IPO or a direct listing, according to the report.
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Popular gaming platform Roblox announced Monday it filed confidentially for a public offering.

The company previously submitted a draft registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell shares of its common stock, according to a press release. The number of shares to be sold and their price rage has not yet been decided.

Roblox’s platform offers users several different games across gaming consoles and mobile devices. Though the platform itself is free, users can spend money on in-game items.

The company announced in July it has more than 150 million monthly active users. Roblox also expects to rake in more than $250 million this year, up from $110 in 2019.

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