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Mindbody buys Booker in $US150m deal

Mindbody will acquire rival, Booker Software, in a deal worth $US150m, said CEO Rick Stollmeyer today (12 March). The agreement is expected to be completed by the end of Q2

The deal will add a roster of around 11,000 locations to the Mindbody portfolio, bringing together Mindbody's clientele of boutique fitness studios and consumer network with Booker’s network of spas and day spas.

“Our intention is to rapidly expand our wellness and beauty platform by delivering more value to customers, consumers and partners alike," said Rick Stollmeyer, Mindbody CEO. “By combining our technology and teams, we will help our customers grow, by connecting them to even larger consumer audiences."

Josh McCarter, CEO of Booker, said: "By joining forces, we can deliver the game-changing technologies and accelerate growth for our customers."

The business was founded in 2006 by SpaFinder CEO, Pete Ellis and MD, Daniel Lizio-Katzen. It initially traded as 'SpaBooker, a division of SpaFinder', before being spun out as GramercyOne in 2010 with McCarter as CEO.

It later rebranded as Booker and was backed by Revolution Ventures and others in a series of deals which funded its growth.

Booker earned around $25 million in subscription and payments revenue in 2017, while its platform processed over $US1.4 billion in payments volume in 2017.

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Mindbody will acquire rival, Booker Software, in a deal worth $US150m, said CEO Rick Stollmeyer today (12 March 2018). The deal is expected to be completed by the end of Q2
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Rick Stollmeyer (left) with Josh McCarter

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EMD UK will launch its Class Finder database – described as ‘an Expedia-style group exercise
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How far is the health club industry from completing its evolution from a niche sector to a mass mainstream movement?
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The IHRSA European Congress, which takes place next month in Lisbon, Portugal, is a must-attend, must-experience event for industry leaders doing business in Europe says IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh
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Calisthenics: is it just for hardmen, or is it an alternative activity that could appeal to your crossfitters or those in your free weights area? Kath Hudson reports
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Cycling
A new age of indoor cycling is upon us, characterised by a more diverse range of bikes and consumers. Steph Eaves breaks down the options in this two-part series
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Scientists believe floatation therapy could be a shortcut to meditation and much more than just a relaxation amenity for health clubs. Niamh Madigan dives in to find out more
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Body composition analysers are an excellent way to differentiate your club, as well as help your members get results. Kath Hudson reports
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A combination of being hunched over desks and dynamic workouts have led to a new trend in assisted stretching studios. Is this the next big thing and should health club operators be adding it for their members? Kath Hudson reports
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Bear Grylls has bought into BMF – formerly British Military Fitness – now rebranded as Be Military Fit and with its sights set on international expansion through franchising
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What’s on offer in gyms doesn’t appeal to the majority of the population. I’m intrigued to know why the market doesn’t respond
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In five years’ time, I see us being closer to 500 clubs than 400 and there’s opportunity internationally too –possibly in the US - Rebecca Passmore
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