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Stone Point to take Tivity Health private for $2bn

Stone Point Capital has agreed to acquire Tivity Health in a take-private deal for $32.50 per share or $2 billion.

Stone Point Capital has agreed to acquire Tivity Health in a take-private deal for $32.50 per share or $2 billion. When the deal closes, Tivity Health will no longer trade on the NASDAQ. Lazard is acting as financial advisor to Tivity Health while Truist Securities is acting as financial advisor to Stone Point. Tivity Health is a provider of healthy life-changing solutions.

PRESS RELEASE

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Tivity Health® (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, including SilverSneakers®, Prime® Fitness and WholeHealth Living®, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds managed by Stone Point Capital. Under the terms of the agreement, Tivity Health stockholders will receive $32.50 in cash per share, representing a total transaction value of $2.0 billion. Upon completion of the transaction, Tivity Health will become a privately held company, and its common stock will no longer be traded on Nasdaq.

Anthony Sanfilippo, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tivity Health, said, “This agreement with Stone Point creates immediate and substantial value for shareholders while ensuring the company continues to help SilverSneakers members live healthier, happier and more connected lives as a leading senior fitness and health improvement platform. This transaction is the culmination of an extensive review of strategic alternatives that the Board initiated after receiving an unsolicited proposal from Stone Point. As part of that review, the Board engaged with numerous potential acquirers with the assistance of outside advisors. The Board unanimously agreed that the transaction with Stone Point is the best opportunity for maximizing the value of Tivity Health. I am proud of what this company has accomplished for all stakeholders, in navigating the pandemic, streamlining and focusing the business, and executing on its strategy. Because of our team’s incredible work and dedication, over the past twelve months, Tivity Health stock has delivered a return of approximately 40%, and since February 28, 2020, has delivered a 155% return.”

Richard Ashworth, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tivity Health commented, “Stone Point recognizes the value of our brands, our well-known senior fitness and health improvement platform, and our world-class team. In the past two years, we have strengthened the business and look forward to working with Stone Point as we continue to innovate and expand on the healthy, life-changing solutions we provide to members, clients and partners.”

Chuck Davis, CEO of Stone Point, said, “We have followed Tivity Health’s success for many years and have admired the positive impact it has had on the health and well-being of seniors who participate in its programs. We believe that the company is well positioned to leverage its market leading SilverSneakers® brand to capitalize on attractive secular tailwinds. We look forward to working with the company to broaden its service offerings to seniors to assist them in leading healthier lives. Stone Point is thrilled to partner with the Tivity Health management team to support the company in its next phase of growth.”

Transaction Details
The $32.50 in cash per share to be received by Tivity Health stockholders represents a 20% premium to the 90-day volume-weighted average price (VWAP) ending April 4, 2022. Fully committed debt financing has been obtained and the transaction is not subject to a financing condition. The transaction is expected to close in or prior to the third quarter of 2022, subject to the receipt of shareholder approval, regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Following completion of the transaction, Tivity Health will become a privately held company.
Richard Ashworth will remain President and Chief Executive Officer of Tivity Health, upon closing of the transaction, and the Company will maintain its headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee and its campus location in Chandler, Arizona.

Advisors
Lazard is acting as the exclusive financial advisor to Tivity Health and Bass Berry & Sims PLC is serving as legal counsel to the Company. Truist Securities is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Stone Point and Kirkland & Ellis is serving as legal advisor to Stone Point.

Quarterly Results Announcement
Tivity Health noted that, with the proposed transaction, it will not host a conference call to discuss financial results for the first quarter of 2022. The Company expects to issue its earnings release and file its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022 on or about May 5, 2022.

About Tivity Health
Tivity Health® Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY) is a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, including SilverSneakers®, Prime® Fitness and WholeHealth Living®. We help adults improve their health and support them on life’s journey by providing access to in-person and virtual physical activity, social, and mental enrichment programs, as well as a full suite of physical medicine and integrative health services. We continue to enhance the way we direct members along their journey to better health by delivering an insights-driven, personalized, interactive experience. Our suite of services support health plans nationwide as they seek to reduce costs and improve health outcomes. At Tivity Health, we deliver the resources members need to live healthier, happier, more connected lives. Learn more at www.tivityhealth.com.