Rent-A-Center Sold

Rental Company Goes Private

June 18, 2018 - 2:19 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Rent-A-Center is being sold to a private equity firm for more than $800 million.

The chain, which leases household goods on a rent-to-own basis, got a second offer from Vintage Capital Management for $15 per share, a 25 percent premium to the company's closing price on Friday, and a dollar more per-share than Vintage bid the previous week.

The Plano, Texas company says it's accepted the second bid. The sale to Vintage is expected to close by the end of 2018.


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