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30 April 2014

Steelpoint Capital exits lifestyle clothing business PrAna

yoga_sq Consumer-focused private equity firm Steelpoint Capital Partners has exited lifestyle clothing brand PrAna to Columbia Sportswear Company in a $190m cash deal.

25 March 2014

Albion, MMC help PayasUgym raise £1.6m

health-fitness-gym-exercise-bike UK fitness network PayasUgym has raised £1.6m in a funding round led by Albion Ventures and MMC Ventures.

10 March 2014

MidOcean-backed LA fitness to sell 33 clubs

health-fitness-gym-exercise-bike Private equity-backed gym chain LA fitness has decided to sell 33 of its 80 club to reduce its debt pile.

14 February 2014

Rizvi Traverse to lead $250m Jawbone funding round, values business at $3.3bn

ear_lrg New York-based private equity firm Rizvi Traverse is reportedly leading a $250m financing round for headset and fitness-tracker business Jawbone which values the company at $3.3bn.

11 February 2014

Private equity backed low-cost gym groups to merge

Private equity-backed fitness companies Gym Group and PureGym are to merge, creating a £300m business, with over 100 centres across the UK.

6 February 2014

VTB, Goldman acquire 50% stake in Russia’s World Class

health-fitness-gym-exercise-bike Russian investment firm VTB Capital and Goldman Sachs have confirmed that it has bought a 50 per cent stake in Russian fitness centre chain World Class.

19 December 2013

Summit Partners prepares Snap Fitness exit after five-year holding

Snap Fitness Summit Partners-backed gym franchise Snap Fitness is reportedly up for sale five years after the growth equity firm picked up a minority stake.

21 November 2013

3i backs Basic-Fit with €110m investment

basic UK investment firm 3i has backed Basic-Fit alongside the European discount fitness operator’s co-founder and CEO Rene Moos.

18 November 2013

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, BMO back Nautilus Plus

montreal_170sq La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and BMO Capital Partners have backed Corporation de développement Nautilus Plus, the owner of Quebec’s largest corporate network of fitness centres.

8 October 2013

LDC backs UK’s The Training Room

health-fitness-gym-exercise-bike Private equity firm LDC has participated in a £20m growth investment round for vocational training and accreditation for UK-based provider of gym instructors provider The Training Room.

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