GNC Holdings, Inc.

GNC Holdings, Inc.

GNC Holdings, Inc.

Overview
Date Founded

2007

Headquarters

300-6th Avenue,Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

12.4K

Industries

Retail: Food & Beverage
Consumer Services
Hospitals & Patient Services
Retail: Drug Stores
Retail: Other
Holding Companies

Company Description

GNC Holdings, Inc. engages in the global retail of health, wellness and performance products, including vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements products, sports nutrition products and diet products. It operates through the following segments: U.S. & Canada, International and Manufacturing or Wholesale. The U.S. and Canada segment generates revenues primarily from sales of products to customers. The International segment generates revenue primarily from its international franchisees through product sales, royalties and franchise fees and also includes its China operations and The Health Store. The Manufacturing or Wholesale segment comprises of its manufacturing operations in South Carolina and its wholesale partner relationships. The company was founded by David Shakarian in 1935 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer

Senior Vice President of Manufacturing

Senior Director Information Technology

Senior Director-Investor Relations, Strategy & Analysis

Vice President & Corporate Controller

Vice President of Loss Prevention

Vice President of Global Brands

Board of Directors

Managing Director, Head of Special Projects, Co-General Counsel at CITIC Capital Holdings Ltd.

Former Managing Director & Group Leader of the Global Retailing Investment Banking Group at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (Inactive)

Vice Chairman at United Church Homes, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at State Line Tack, Inc.

President at McDonald's Restaurants of Michigan, Inc.

Former Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.

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Recent Transactions
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Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. purchases GNC Holdings, Inc.

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Abbott Laboratories, IVC Industries, Inc. purchase Nutra Manufacturing, Inc. from GNC Holdings, Inc.

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TSG Consumer Partners LLC, S&G Properties LLC /Private Group purchase LuckyVitamin from GNC Holdings, Inc.

Transaction Advisors
Escrow Agent

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Auditor

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Underwriter

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Legal Advisor

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Associate

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Advisors & Consultants
Consultant

Advisor at Compound Advisor LLC

Advisor

Managing Director at Nutrition Business Advisors LLC

Publicist

Managing Director, New York at Sard Verbinnen & Co.

Clients

Walmart, Inc. engages in retail and wholesale business. The Company offers an assortment of merchandise and services at everyday low prices. It operates through the following business segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International, and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment operates as a merchandiser of consumer products, operating under the Walmart, Wal-Mart, and Walmart Neighborhood Market brands, as well as walmart.com and other eCommerce brands. The Walmart International segment manages supercenters, supermarkets, hypermarkets, warehouse clubs, and cash and carry outside of the United States. The Sam's Club segment comprises membership-only warehouse clubs and samsclubs.com. The company was founded by Samuel Moore Walton and James Lawrence Walton in 1945 and is headquartered in Bentonville, AR.

Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with approximately 4,700 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia, with a strong presence on both the East and West coasts, and 91,000 associates. Rite Aid is the largest drugstore chain on the East Coast and the third largest drugstore chain in the U.S. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker RAD.

Albertsons Cos., Inc. engages in the operation of food and drug retail stores. It offers grocery products, general merchandise, health and beauty care products, pharmacy, fuel, and other items and services. The company was founded by Joe Albertson on July 21, 1939 and is headquartered in Boise, ID.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2019
Market Capitalization
$46.7M
Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
Revenue
$2.07B
EBITDA
$183M
Investors
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Teachers Private Capital (TPC) focuses on direct private equity investments, as well as investments in leading private equity funds and venture capital opportunities across the globe. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of diversified industrials, energy & power, financial services, consumer & retail, healthcare, technology, media, and telecommunications. They make direct private equity investments in mid-cap companies. The firm invests both directly and indirectly in private companies in partnership with a select number of private equity firms. It also makes co-investment.

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Ares Private Equity Group focuses on investment strategies as corporate private equity, special situations and U.S. power and energy infrastructure. The firm manages three dedicated investment teams in North America, Europe and China. They invest opportunistically across a broad spectrum of distressed or mispriced investments, including corporate debt, rescue capital, private asset-backed investments, post-reorganization securities and non-performing portfolios.Ares Private Equity Group makes majority, minority and shared-control investments, mainly in under-capitalized middle-market companies. The firm’s target investment characteristics are: leading market share and brand awareness, entrenched position with customers, low-cost operations relative to industry peers, strong return on net assets, experienced management team with meaningful equity ownership and a focus on growth, demonstrated ability to withstand economic downturns and strong EBITDA to free cash flow conversion. The firm provides financing for leveraged control buyouts, growth equity, rescue/de-leveraging capital and distressed buyouts/discounted debt accumulation capital requirements. The firm’s investment size ranges from $25 to $75 million in businesses predominately located or operating in Greater China (mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan).

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Partners Group-PE is an active, long-term manager which follows an integrated approach to make direct, secondary and primary investments in private equity, leveraging its global network to source, analyze and execute a range of investments across asset classes globally.The firm makes direct private equity investments into the equity of selected operating companies, typically together with investee management and taking a board seat. It makes primary investments in newly established private equity partnerships where underlying portfolio companies are not known at the time of investment.It utilizes relative value assessment for different regions and financing stages to select the best private equity segments, seeking to identify and invest with high-quality partners from among its relationships with global private markets managers, advisory board committees and general and limited partners.Partners Group-PE makes secondary investments by acquiring single or portfolios of assets on the secondary market across all asset classes and offering investors liquidity or an exit possibility in a market which is highly liquidity-constrained. It is a value-based secondary investor which understands individual portfolio assets and business models at the fundamental level. It aims to create value by acquiring high quality assets with significant value potential and/or undervalued assets at itts point of inflection and searching for non-competitive acquisitions.

Suppliers
Celsius Holdings, Inc. Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries | Boca Raton, FL

Celsius Holdings, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of calorie-burning beverages. It offers flavors including grapefruit, cucumber lime, orange pomegranate, pineapple coconut, watermelon berry, and strawberries and cream. The company was founded in April 2004 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, FL.

Nutraceutical International Corp. Private Equity & Venture Capital | Park City, Utah

Omega Protein Corp. Other Business & Consulting Services | Reedville, VA

Omega Protein Corp. develops, produces and delivers healthy products throughout the world to improve the nutritional integrity of foods, dietary supplements and animal feeds. The company was founded by John A. Haynie and Thomas W. Haynie on January 1, 1878 and is headquartered in Reedville, VA.

Competitors
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Retail: Drug Stores - Deerfield, IL

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. engages in the provision of drug store services. It operates through the following segments: Retail Pharmacy USA, Retail Pharmacy International, and Pharmaceutical Wholesale. The Retail Pharmacy USA segment consists of the Walgreens business, which includes the operation of retail drugstores, health and wellness services, and mail and central specialty pharmacy services. The Retail Pharmacy International segment consists of pharmacy-led health and beauty retail businesses and optical practices. The Pharmaceutical Wholesale segment consists of the Alliance Healthcare pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution businesses and an equity method investment in AmerisourceBergen. The company was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Deerfield, IL.

Target Corp. Retail: Discount - Minneapolis, MINNESOTA

In 1969, the Detroit-based J.L. Hudson Company merged with the Dayton Corporation to form the Dayton-Hudson Corporation

CVS Health Corp. Retail: Drug Stores - Woonsocket, RI

CVS Health Corp. engages in the provision of health care services. It operates through the following segments: Pharmacy Services, Retail or Long Term Care, Health Care Benefits, and Corporate/Other. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions. The Retail or Long Term Care segment includes selling of prescription drugs and assortment of general merchandise. The Health Care Benefits segment offers traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, medical management capabilities. The Corporate/Other segment involves in providing management and administrative services. The company was founded by Stanley P. Goldstein and Ralph Hoagland in 1963 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, RI.

Awards & Honors
Rank #809
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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