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Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business, Advised eMindful on Its Sale to Wondr Health

In July 2021, Wondr Health™ (formerly Naturally Slim), a digital behavior change company focused on weight management and preventing chronic disease, announced the next strategic step in advancing its mission to do the most good for the most people. Wondr has acquired eMindful, a provider of evidence-based mindfulness programs for everyday life and chronic conditions. Together, utilizing skill-building, applied mindfulness, and behavior change techniques, the solutions build the first-of-its-kind “preventive care powerhouse” that helps employers achieve the best health outcomes and highest ROI, driving engagement across their entire benefits platform.

The Healthcare M&A practice of Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business, served as the exclusive financial advisor to eMindful in connection with the transaction.

About eMindful
eMindful provides evidence-based, applied mindfulness programs for everyday life and chronic conditions and delivers measurable results by helping individuals make every moment matter with greater focus, creativity, and purposeful decisions. Fredrikson & Byron P.A. served as legal counsel to eMindful.

About Wondr Health
Wondr HealthTM (formerly Naturally Slim) is a digital behavioral change program focused on weight management, that helps participants improve their physical and mental wellbeing through simple, interactive, and clinically-proven skills and tools. By treating the root cause of obesity through behavioral science, Wondr reduces risk factors to prevent chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension, helps enhance employee productivity and engagement, decreases claims costs, and improves overall physical and mental wellbeing.

A master class of sorts, Wondr Health’s team of renowned doctors and scientists teaches practical, data-backed skills that empower participants to stress less, sleep better, and feel better. The highly personalized program has helped hundreds of thousands of people by flipping diet culture upside down and teaching employees the science of eating the foods they love so they can still lose weight. Through the Wondr app, online community, certified health coaches, and series of expert-led weekly videos that offer a new perspective on better health, participants enter a world where weight loss is a science, small steps lead to big changes, perspectives are flipped, possibilities are infinite, and good habits last. Jones Day served as legal counsel to Wondr Health.

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