FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ViSalus Files Registration Statement for Initial Public Offering
TROY, Mich, August 16, 2012 --- ViSalus today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a potential initial public offering ("IPO") of its Class A common stock. The registration statement has been filed by FVA Ventures, Inc., which will be renamed ViSalus, Inc. in connection with the IPO. ViSalus is a direct-to-consumer, personal health product company offering a suite of branded weight-management products, nutritional supplements and energy drinks to customers in the United States and Canada through a network marketing model, which is a form of direct selling.
The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined. A portion of the shares to be offered in the IPO will be issued and sold by ViSalus, and a portion will be sold by certain stockholders of ViSalus. ViSalus is a majority-owned subsidiary of Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH). Blyth will continue to own over 50% of ViSalus’ common stock following the IPO.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the âSECâ), and is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy these securities be accepted before the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Jefferies & Company, Inc. will act as book-running manager for the offering. The initial public offering will be made only by means of a written prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933. When available, a copy of the prospectus may be obtained from Jefferies & Company, Inc., Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022, by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com, or by telephone at +1-877-547-6340.
Contact: Katie Turner, ICR