Everyday Health, Inc. (NYSE:EVDY), a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Ziff Davis, LLC, a leading digital media company in the technology, gaming and lifestyle categories, which comprises the Digital Media Division of j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQGS:JCOM). Under the terms of the agreement, Ziff Davis will acquire Everyday Health for $10.50 per share in cash, representing an approximate enterprise value of $465 million. The transaction represents a 28% premium to Everyday Health’s unaffected closing share price on October 19, 2016, the trading day prior to media reports that Everyday Health was considering strategic alternatives. It also represents a premium of approximately 57% to Everyday Health’s average closing share price over the last twelve months, up to and including October 19, 2016, the trading day prior to market speculation about a potential transaction.
Ben Wolin, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Everyday Health, commented, “We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Ziff Davis, which we believe is in the best interests of Everyday Health and our shareholders and represents the culmination of a thorough review of strategic alternatives for the Company. This compelling transaction delivers significant and immediate cash value to our shareholders, and positions Everyday Health to reach its next phase of growth. We look forward to working with the Ziff Davis team to ensure a seamless transition.”
Terms of the Agreement
Under the terms of the agreement, Ziff Davis will commence a tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Everyday Health for $10.50 per share in cash followed by a merger in which each remaining untendered share of Everyday Health common stock would be converted into the right to receive the same $10.50 cash per share consideration as in the tender offer. The Board of Directors of Everyday Health unanimously approved the transaction. The Everyday Health Board of Directors received a fairness opinion from Qatalyst Partners and recommends that Everyday Health shareholders tender their shares into the offer. With the assistance of the Company’s independent financial and legal advisors, Everyday Health conducted a thorough process to review all options to maximize value for Everyday Health’s shareholders.
The transaction is conditioned upon satisfaction of the minimum tender condition, which requires that shares representing more than 50 percent of Everyday Health’s common shares be tendered, and is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
Qatalyst Partners is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Everyday Health, and Cooley LLP is serving as its legal advisor.
About Everyday Health, Inc.
Everyday Health, Inc. (NYSE:EVDY) is a leading provider of digital health marketing and communications solutions. Everyday Health attracts a large and engaged audience of consumers and healthcare professionals to its premier health and wellness properties, and utilizes its data and analytics expertise to deliver highly personalized content experiences and efficient and effective marketing and engagement solutions. Everyday Health enables consumers to manage their daily health and wellness needs, healthcare professionals to stay informed and make better decisions for their patients, and marketers, health payers and providers to communicate and engage with consumers and healthcare professionals to drive better health outcomes. Everyday Health’s content and solutions are delivered through multiple channels, including desktop, mobile web, and mobile phone and tablet applications, as well as video and social media.