Belfast Telegraph

PureGym completes acquisition deal for Fitness World

PureGym has been bought by the joint owner of Topshop (PA)
PureGym has been bought by the joint owner of Topshop (PA)

By Henry Saker-Clark

The UK's largest gym operator has expanded into mainland Europe after completing the £350m acquisition of rival Fitness World. PureGym, which has more than 250 UK sites, has bought the Danish gym operator as part of the deal first announced last month.

The company said the combined group will now trade from more than 500 sites, which it said will now make it the second-largest operator across the continent.

The announcement comes more than two years after PureGym was purchased by Leonard Green & Partners for an estimated £600m. Chief executive at Puregym, Humphrey Cobbold, said demand for "affordable, high-quality and no-contract fitness facilities in Europe is greater than ever".

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