Jul 28, 2015 10:39 AM
NH-based Planet Fitness prepares to go public with stock
The Associated Press
NEWINGTON (AP) — Gym company Planet Fitness has started its initial public offering.
The Newington-based workout center chain announced 13,500,000 shares of its Class A common stock Monday.
The company says underwriters will have a 30-day option to buy up to an additional 2,025,000 shares.
The price range for the IPO is estimated to be between $14 and $16 per share.
As it prepared to go public, Planet Fitness sought a change in state tax laws that would've kept it from paying higher business profits taxes. Lawmakers broadened a bill that would have businesses avoid paying higher taxes on certain gains in value.
Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed it, saying she'd consider the proposal as part of budget negotiations.
A Planet Fitness spokeswoman recently said the company would like to stay in New Hampshire but is continuing to explore its options.