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Forever Fitness clubs bought by healthcare group
14 Feb 2018

Forever Fitness clubs bought by healthcare group

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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...

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CMG Sports Club owners appoint restructuring firm after CEO exit
5 Feb 2018

CMG Sports Club owners appoint restructuring firm after CEO exit

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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...

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David Lloyd Leisure moving into France
16 Jan 2018

David Lloyd Leisure moving into France

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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...

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Jatomi dismantles fitness club group
16 Jan 2018
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Jatomi dismantles fitness club group

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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...

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Viva Gym and Fitness Hut form Iberian smart cost leader
10 Jan 2018

Viva Gym and Fitness Hut form Iberian smart cost leader

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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...

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FIBO to head for Orlando in 2018
13 Dec 2017
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FIBO to head for Orlando in 2018

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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...

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Supera gets new majority shareholder and fresh capital
30 Nov 2017
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Supera gets new majority shareholder and fresh capital

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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...

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Solinca inflates Portuguese market share with Pump Fitness
28 Nov 2017
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Solinca inflates Portuguese market share with Pump Fitness

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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...

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Leonard Green to take over Pure Gym
3 Nov 2017
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Leonard Green to take over Pure Gym

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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,...

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Lego family invests in Fitness World
2 Nov 2017
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Lego family invests in Fitness World

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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...

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