Ten gyms trading as Forever Fitness in southern Finland have been acquired by Pihlajalinna, one of the country’s leading social and healthcare service providers. The two remaining clubs are franchises, which will continue to operate as...Read more
The owners of CMG Sports Club have appointed a firm specialised in corporate restructuring to take over the leadership at the Paris-based fitness club operator, after the departure of its chief executive a few days ago. Vincent Monnot was...Read more
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) is moving into its seventh European market with the projected acquisition of City Green Sports and Health Club, which is near Geneva but situated in France. The British fitness club operator already became the largest in...Read more
The Jatomi Fitness brand is likely to disappear from the European market in the next few months, as the company’s chief executive confirmed that it had been decided to dismantle the business. Trevor Brennan said that the group is nearing a sale...Read more
Viva Gym has formed an Iberian fitness group with 48 gyms and nearly 200,000 members through the acquisition of Fitness Hut in Portugal, with support from Bridges Fund Management. The protagonists said that they intend to continue developing the...Read more
The organisers of the FIBO trade fairs in Cologne and Shanghai are preparing to launch a U.S. edition around this time next year in Orlando. The plan was announced earlier this month in Stockholm by Silke Frank, who has been in charge of FIBO...Read more
Portobello Capital, a Spanish private equity firm, confirmed today that it has acquired a majority stake in Supera, with a capital increase that should support further expansion for one of Spain’s leading fitness club operators. Portobello...Read more
The Portuguese fitness club industry is about to undergo further consolidation, as the owner of Solinca has agreed to fork out about €8.6 million to buy Pump Fitness, and form a group of 26 clubs with two complementary concepts. The purchase...Read more
Leonard Green & Partners (LGP), a U.S. private equity firm, has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Pure Gym, about one year after the budget club operator pulled the plug on plans for a stock market listing. Under the deal announced today,...Read more
Kirkbi, the holding company for the family behind Lego, is acquiring a stake of 64% in Fitness World, in a deal that allows FSN Capital to retain an active ownership role in the leading Danish gym club operator. FSN Capital, which bought a...Read more
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