Under Armour to sell the MyFitnessPal platform to Francisco Partners

Under Armour  has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the MyFitnessPal platform to Francisco Partners.

“As part of our ongoing transformation, we are committed to actively managing our business to ensure that our strategies and assets are prioritized to connect even more deeply with our target consumer – the Focused Performer,” said Under Armour President and CEO Patrik Frisk.

“This announcement reduces the complexity of our consumer’s brand journey by empowering sharper alignment with our long-term digital strategy as we work towards a singular, cohesive UA ecosystem. Additionally, it affords us investment flexibility to drive greater return and value to our shareholders over the long-run.”

“MyFitnessPal supports over 200 million users in their ongoing health and fitness journeys and we are excited to partner with the business for its next stage as a standalone company to continue a strong history of recurring revenue growth, organic user acquisition and a unique consumer proposition,” said Christine Wang, Principal at Francisco Partners.

The transaction value is $345 million, inclusive of the achievement of potential earn-out payments and subject to working capital and other customary adjustments. The transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020, is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. PJ SOLOMON has served as exclusive financial advisor to Under Armour on the transaction. King & Spalding LLP is acting as legal advisor. Paul Hastings LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP are acting as legal advisors to Francisco Partners.

MyFitnessPal is currently reported within Under Armour’s Connected Fitness segment, which also contains the MapMyFitness and Endomondo platforms. In conjunction with this announcement, the company also announced that it would discontinue its Endomondo platform’s operations at the end of 2020. The MapMyFitness platform, which includes MapMyRun and MapMyRide, remains a crucial element of Under Armour’s digital strategy, as does its connected footwear business.

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