Gaiam, Inc. (NASDAQ: GAIA) (“the Company”), a lifestyle media company, today announced that it has consummated the previously announced sale of its non-Gaiam branded entertainment media distribution business (“GVE”) to Cinedigm Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) for $51.5 million, plus an adjustment for closing net working capital that is expected to total approximately $5 million to $7 million in additional cash consideration.
Gaiam is now focused on the Company’s branded health and wellness business, including Gaiam branded fitness media content and products, which have a presence in over 40,000 retail doors, as well as the Company’s branded e-commerce platform, and on Gaiam TV, the Company’s streaming video subscription business. Gaiam TV currently provides over 5,000 exclusive video titles, including films, documentaries and original programming dedicated to conscious media, personal growth, and spirituality, and has the world’s largest online library of yoga, fitness, and wellness videos. Gaiam continues to be the leader in U.S. health and wellness media with an approximate 40% market share over the twelve month period ended September 30, 2013.
Lynn Powers, Chief Executive Officer of Gaiam, commented, “We wish our GVE colleagues all the best as they join the Cinedigm team, and we thank them for all of the value and contributions they brought to Gaiam. Looking ahead, we expect to leverage our strengthened balance sheet, financial flexibility and targeted business focus to achieve growth both organically and through acquisitions in our core operations.”
Berenson & Company served as a financial advisor to Gaiam in connection with the transaction.The Company will provide more detail about this transaction during its 2013 third quarter earnings release call scheduled for November 7, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET. About GAIAM Gaiam, Inc. (NASDAQ: GAIA) is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories. With a wide distribution network that following this transaction will consist of over 40,000 retail doors, 15,000 store within stores, 6,000 category management locations, and e-commerce and digital subscription platforms, Gaiam is dedicated to providing solutions for healthy and eco-conscious living and personal transformation. The Company dominates the health and wellness category and owns the largest library of conscious media. For more information about Gaiam, please visit www.gaiam.com or call 1.800.869.3603. This press release includes forward-looking statements relating to matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “expect,” “intend,” “believe,” “will,” “should” or comparable terminology or by discussions of strategy. While Gaiam believes its assumptions and expectations underlying forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that actual results will not be materially different. Risks and uncertainties that could cause materially different results include, among others, introduction of new products and services, completion and integration of acquisitions, the possibility of negative economic conditions, and other risks and uncertainties included in Gaiam’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Gaiam assumes no duty to update any forward-looking statements.