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29 April 2015

FSN Capital to acquire Fitness World in MBO

health-fitness-gym-exercise-bike Scandinavian private equity firm FSN Capital is to acquire Copenhagen-based Fitness World from its founders and management.

17 March 2015

TPG, Leonard Green invest in Life Time Fitness in $4bn-plus deal

Fitbit Private equity majors Leonard Green & Partners and TPG have teamed up to buy health club chain Life Time Fitness in a deal valued at more than $4bn.

9 February 2015

America’s Catterton muscles in on deal for UK activewear brand Sweaty Betty

pink-fitness-center-816522-m Consumer-focused private equity investor Catterton has made a ‘strategic growth’ investment to help UK activewear brand Sweaty Betty break into the US.

16 January 2015

General Catalyst co-leads healthy $40m Series B for fitness service ClassPass

exercise-in-the-1950s-493921-m Venture capital investors General Catalyst and Thrive Capital have co-led a $40m Series B funding round for fitness class subscription service ClassPass bringing total equity financing to $55m.

7 October 2014

Online yoga tuition business Yoogaia eyes global expansion with Inventure backing

yoga_sq Finnish interactive online yoga studio Yoogaia is planning to go global after picking up investment from European early-stage firm Inventure.

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.

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