The Carlyle Group To Acquire Blyth In $98 Million Deal

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) and Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH), a direct-to-consumer manufacturer and seller of candles and home fragrance products, today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which The Carlyle Group will acquire all of Blyth’s outstanding shares of common stock in a transaction valuing Blyth at $98 million, equating to $6.00 per share, which represents a premium of approximately 105 percent over the closing price of Blyth common stock on Friday, August 28, 2015 and a premium of 65 percent over Blyth’s 30-day average share price as of such date.
The transaction has been unanimously approved by Blyth’s board of directors and will be completed by means of a tender offer followed by a merger.
Under the terms of the definitive agreement, an affiliate of The Carlyle Group will commence


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