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16. April 2015

Virgin Active sold to South African investor

CVC and Virgin Group today announced that South African billionaire Christo Wiese has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in Virgin Active via his investment firm Brait. The transaction puts an enterprise value of about GBP...[more]

14. April 2015

HSV with new investor

Hamburger SV presents its new investor Helmut Bohnhorst. It just became public, that the 55-year-old agricultural entrepreneur and long-standing HSV fan from Niedersachsen has signed the contract on 20 March.[more]

17. March 2015

Life Time Fitness to Be Sold

Affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners and TPG will acquire the operator for over EUR 3.0 billion. Other critical investors include LNK Partners and Life Time CEO Bahram Akradi.[more]

23. February 2015

McFIT starts High5

At the beginning of April, High5, a subsidiary of McFIT GmbH, starts a new fitness concept for the German and Austrian markets and opens in parallel four clubs in Berlin, Fulda, Lübeck and Vienna. By the end of 2015 another 26...[more]

02. February 2015

AFINUM also acquires shares in MeridianSpa

After the engagement in Swiss fitness chain Let's Go Fitness in 2014, AFINUM also acquires a share in MeridianSpa in the context of a clean-up of the shareholder structure and a strengthening of the equity basis. Beside the...[more]

23. January 2015

HSV is worth EUR 250 million

The HSV is a further step towards his economic consolidation: The HSV Fußball AG and Klaus-Michael Kuehne continue their long-term partnership. Kuehne becomes a strategic partner in the HSV Fußball AG: He acquired shares for EUR...[more]

20. January 2015

Fitness World expands into Poland

The Danish market leader Fitness World, which in December had invested in the Danish subsidiary of Fresh Fitness, has now acquired the Polish club group Condizione operating five clubs. A good cultural match, access to experience...[more]

14. January 2015

21sportsgroup Continues on Growth Track

21sportsgroup continues to grow and is now one of Europe's leading multi-channel sports retailers. Together with a consortium of investors, the Mannheim-based company has acquired the leading Action Sports specialist retailer...[more]

30. December 2014

Fresh Fitness Denmark is now part of Fitness World

Low-cost operator Fitness World has taken over its competitor Fresh Fitness in Denmark. The transaction brings together the two fastest growing fitness chains in the country. The combined company has more than 150 facilities,...[more]

01. October 2014

Happy Fit becomes McFIT

The German fitness provider McFIT acquires its Italian counterpart Happy Fit. The discount provider takes over all 14 Happy Fit branches in Northern Italy including all 80 employees. With more than 1.2 million members McFit is...[more]

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