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June 9, 2014
05:38 EDTVSIVitamin Shoppe acquires FDC Vitamins for $85M
Vitamin Shoppe announced that it has purchased FDC Vitamins, doing business as Nutri-Force Nutrition, a contract manufacturer of vitamins, minerals and supplements from MBF Healthcare Partners, and other minority holders. Nutri-Force is a current manufacturer for the company as well as for other domestic and international customers and distributors. The transaction was structured as a purchase of FDC Vitamins, equity by a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vitamin Shoppe. The purchase price is approximately $85M which includes a $5M earn out based on 2014 financial performance. The purchase price will be paid with available cash. The acquisition of Nutri-Force is expected to be neutral to slightly accretive to 2014 EPS, excluding transaction and integration costs.
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August 11, 2014
10:27 EDTVSIGNC rises after upgrade, Vitamin Shoppe seen as potential partner
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05:42 EDTVSIGNC Holdings upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse upgraded GNC Holdings (GNC) to Outperform citing valuation, its positive view of new CEO Michael Archbold, and the potential for an accretive acquisition of Vitamin Shoppe (VSI). The firm keeps a $43 price target for shares.

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