Fitness company Tivity Health to be bought by Stone Point Capital for $2 bln

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April 5 (Reuters) – Exercise corporation Tivity Wellness (TVTY.O) claimed on Tuesday it had agreed to be purchased and taken private by expenditure business Stone Issue Capital for $2 billion in hard cash.

Tivity reported its stockholders would obtain $32.50 for every share, which is a around 1% top quality to the stock’s closing price tag of $32.25 on Monday.

Tivity’s shares rose .5% to $32.42 in morning trade.

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The company owns SilverSneakers, a exercise software available in-particular person and just about for individuals suitable for Medicare – the U.S. government’s medical insurance plan plan for persons age 65 and older and the disabled.

SilverSneakers was founded in 1992 and Tivity has, in latest months, been striving to give more virtual choices, producing ‘live with instructor’ classes available for associates wishing to preserve bodily activity from the comfort and ease of their properties.

Tivity stated it initiated a evaluation of strategic alternate options soon after obtaining an unsolicited proposal from Stone Level and was in discussions with various possible prospective buyers, before ultimately deciding to be obtained by the private equity business.

“Stone Level acknowledges the worth of our brands, our perfectly-recognised senior health and health improvement system,” said Richard Ashworth, Chief Govt Officer of Tivity Wellness.

He would keep on being the CEO of Tivity Wellness just after the completion of the offer, predicted in or prior to the third quarter, the enterprise stated.

Lazard was the special economical adviser to Tivity Well being whilst Truist Securities served as distinctive financial adviser to Stone Point on the deal.

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Reporting by Amruta Khandekar Editing by Amy Caren Daniel and Krishna Chandra Eluri

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