A person wears a protective face mask outside Equinox Sports Club and gym on the Upper West Side as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on August 16, 2020 in New York City.
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Equinox is in talks to go public via a SPAC headed by Chamath Palihapitiya, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC’s David Faber.
The deal is targeting a valuation of 22 times estimated EBITDA of $320 million, according to the sources, with the PIPE investment potentially reaching $2 billion.
Palihapitiya’s Social Capital VI is the special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, that would take the high-end fitness chain public through a reverse merger.
The high-end fitness club, which also owns SoulCycle, has been hit hard by the pandemic.
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