Nike quickly evaluated a bid for Peloton but skipped the offer. They are looking forward to making this deal happen, because they were already interested in getting Peloton before it went public. They also believe that their hardware expertise could improve the business of Peloton.
Amazon is also evaluating a plan to buy Peloton with an eye on expanding into healthcare and wellness. With several devices now available for home use, Amazon has now set its eyes on offering fitness training programs as well as recipes and equipment through their subscription service. As experts suggest, it will be hard for any bidder to acquire the company without John Foley’s support since he holds special rights over big decisions within Pelotons’ board However, it is clear that both companies are very interested in Peloton.
Peloton is not doing badly with its current running plan, according to the latest update that it provided on January 20th after their earnings announcement.
They continue to acquire new customers at a steady rate and churn rates remain low giving the company more time to improve itself before any possible acquisitions take place.
On February 4th, Peloton stated that it had been informed by John Foley that he was exploring strategic alternatives for the company regarding a potential transaction with one or multiple third parties as well as other financing alternatives. In this regard, they have retained Qatalyst Partners as its financial advisor and Kirkland & Ellis LLP as legal advisor. All these proceedings have led to an increase of 30.9% in its stock.
Although Peloton is not in a bad position, it has received an increased interest from several companies such as Amazon and Nike. Both companies have expressed their desire to acquire the company if possible. Despite the challenges that such a deal may bring along with it for both parties, there are many merits that can be realized by having such a business under your roof. If these deals go through, we could see some strong competition between Amazon and Nike in the fitness industry which can only be beneficial for consumers at this time!
Despite having a steady income coming from current customers, Peloton’s board has been informed by John Foley of exploring strategic options for the company while negotiating deals with other companies or seeking other forms of financing. This has led to an increased area of interest from other companies on Peloton’s board, with Amazon and Nike being some of the ones that are most interested in acquiring the company if possible.
The deal may become complicated for both sides due to John Foley holding special rights over big decisions within Pelotons’ board. However, it is clear that both parties are very interested in making this happen!
Peloton’s new update which was released on February 4th stated that they have received proposals from two companies including Amazon and one financial institution, however they did not go into further detail about what type of proposals these were or whether or not they will actually be working towards any deals with either company.
Their stock has increased by 30.9% since these new updates were released, and Peloton is continuing to grow with the current plans that they have in place for their business already.
Qatalyst Partners and Kirkland & Ellis LLP are still advising Peloton during this process, and we hope to see them come up with a solution soon!
Amazon has expressed interest in buying the company while Nike wants to acquire it as well. Both companies know that success will not be achieved easily when trying to buy such a company without having John Foley’s support on board, but there are many benefits that can be realized from securing Peloton under your roof. We could potentially see lots of competition between Amazon and Nike if these deals go through in an industry which can only benefit the consumers at this time!
Peloton’s continued success is evident after their latest earnings update and we just have to see how things turn out between such large companies such as Amazon and Nike. It will be interesting to follow further updates about these potential deals or what paths Peloton may take in becoming a successful business without many possible acquisitions.