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Private Equity Likes Weight Loss Investments

March 1, 2021 When looking at recent deals, it's clear that private equity investment companies really like to invest in the weight loss space. And, they make some good profits on companies they purchase and flip to other buyers. Here are a few of the deals completed in recent years: Private equity fund HIG Capital…
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Medical Weight Loss Market Declines 27% in 2020

March 1, 2021 Marketdata and DietBusinessWatch.com continue to release major findings from its ongoing current research of the weight loss market, contained in our upcoming study; "The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market", due out shortly. Based on interviews with management at the major medical weight loss center chains and franchises, Marketdata analysts are…
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Metrics of the “Average” Commercial Weight Loss Center

Feb. 26, 2021 Where does one get details about commercial weight loss centers -- how much revenues they gross per year, their profits, their payroll, their characteristics, how many of them operate in the country? There ARE a few sources, in the absence of a national trade association for the industry. One can obtain the…
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Medifast Posts Strong 2020 Results

Feb. 26, 2021 Medifast reported Q4 and full year 2020 results. To achieve any kind of growth during a year of pandemic and recession is admirable. To post the kind of record sales that Medifast did last year is just remarkable. The company continues to post impressive growth and is now the #2 weight loss…
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Tivity Health Bails Out on NutriSystem Too Early

Tivity Health, a healthcare organization in the Southeast U.S., acquired NutriSystem, the weight loss company, in December 2018. Tivity ran NutriSystem under its Nutrition division for about 18 months, then wound up selling it, at a big loss, to private equity firm Kainos Capital. On Oct. 19, 2020 Kainos Capital agreed to acquire NutriSystem, from…
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How Dieters Are Responding To The Pandemic

Jan. 25, 2021 Robard just recently did a webinar featuring Patrick O'Neil at the Medical University of South Carolina. In that webinar, he discussed working with obese patients, and what their program has been seeing, and how they've changed their services to adapt to the limitations of the pandemic. This is a multidisciplinary medical weight…
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WW Launches 360 App-based Membership Plan

Jan 5, 2021 WW announces its newest membership plan, Digital 360, designed to give members next-level support, motivation and accountability through live and on-demand content. "The experience is powered by a new group of inspiring WW coaches who have expertise in what members need - including fitness, mindfulness and applied clinical psychology. Members can follow…
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U.S. Adult Obesity Rate Tops 40% For First Time, Covid-19 To Blame

Oct. 20, 2020 No surprise here... The U.S. adult obesity rate stands at 42.4 percent, the first time the national rate has passed the 40 percent mark, providing further evidence of the country’s obesity crisis. The national adult obesity rate has increased by 26 percent since 2008. With consumers working and staying at home during…
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