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US IPO Week Ahead: Millennial fashion seller Revolve set to #IPO


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Two IPOs each plan to raise about $200 million in the coming week. One is a California-based online fashion retailer and the other is a China-based online tutoring provider. A blank check company is also on deck.

Revolve Group ( RVLV ) plans to raise $200 million (75% insider) has scaled to a $500 million per year online fashion seller by targeting millennials and Gen Z customers through thousands of social media influencers and live events like Coachella. The profitable company is growing sales at more than 20%. It targets a market cap of about $1.2 billion.

GSX Techedu  ( GSX ) is a profitable online tutoring company with explosive growth (>450% in the MRQ). However, Chinese stocks have recently traded off, while Chinese education stocks have been under pressure for over a year. A number of them IPO'd in the US in late 2017 and early 2018 (RYB, REDU, FEDU, STG, ONE, NEW), all of which now trade below issue.The company booked $90 million in revenue during the LTM period, and is targeting a $2.6 billion market cap. 

Led by Avi Katz,  GigCapital2  (GIX.U) aims to raise $130 million this week. Earlier this year, his first SPAC GigCapital ( GIG ) announced that it would acquire cloud communications software provider Kaleyra.

U.S. IPO Calendar
Issuer
Business
Deal Size
Market Cap
Price Range
Shares Filed
Top
Bookrunners
GSX Techedu ( GSX )
Beijing, China
$208M
$2,638M
$9.50 - $11.50
19,800,000
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank
Provides K-12 online after-school tutoring in China.
Revolve Group ( RVLV )
Cerritos, CA
$200M
$1,219M
$16 - $18
11,764,706
Morgan Stanley
Credit Suisse
Online women's fashion retailer with over 500 brands.
GigCapital2 (GIX.U)
Palo Alto, CA
$130M
$168M
$10
13,000,000
EarlyBird
Northland
Blank check company formed by semiconductor veteran Avi Katz to acquire a TMT business.


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GSX Techedu ( GSX ), which provides K-12 online after-school tutoring in China, plans to raise $208 million by offering 19.8 million ADSs at a price range of $9.50 to $11.50. At the midpoint of the proposed range, it would command a market value of $2.6 billion. GSX Techedu, which was founded in 2014, booked $90 million in sales over the last 12 months. The Beijing, China-based company plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol GSX. Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Barclays and CITIC CLSA are the joint bookrunners on the deal.

Revolve Group ( RVLV ), an online women's fashion retailer with over 500 brands, plans to raise $200 million by offering 11.8 million shares at a price range of $16.00 to $18.00. At the midpoint of the proposed range, it would command a market value of $1.2 billion. Revolve Group, which was founded in 2003, booked $523 million in sales over the last 12 months. The Cerritos, CA-based company plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol RVLV. Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays and Jefferies are the joint bookrunners on the deal.

GigCapital2 (GIX.U), a blank check company formed by semiconductor veteran Avi Katz to acquire a TMT business, plans to raise $130 million by offering 13.0 million units at a price of $10.00. At that price, GigCapital2 would command a market value of $168 million. The Palo Alto, CA-based SPAC was founded in 2019 and plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol GIX.U. EarlyBirdCapital and Northland Securities are the joint bookrunners on the deal.

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