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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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More than £346m in "wasted" childcare funding should be used to get children more active
A new boutique fitness concept has entered the booming London fitness market today (18 September).
Simon Devane, CEO of sports injury clinic Pure Sports Medicine, has revealed plans to take
Developer Moda has signed a pioneering partnership with wellness company Hero, which will look to
A new report has called for a "major culture shift" in order to get older
Ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson has made a passionate call for the government to finally recognise
Focus Training
Focus Training
More than £346m in "wasted" childcare funding should be used to get children more active
A boutique indoor rowing and personal training studio – described as the first of its
Jetts Fitness has opened a club in Skipton, Yorkshire, making it the fifth location the
Work could soon begin on what has been described as one of the first developments
Independently-owned boutique fitness operator Ten Health and Fitness has reopened its Mayfair studio following a
Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie has called on the NHS to prioritise the prevention
There has been an increase in the number of people seeking mental health advice and
MyZone
MyZone
More than £346m in "wasted" childcare funding should be used to get children more active
Encouraging members to take part in group exercise and make friends at the gym could
Independently-owned Clifford Health Club and Spa in Nottingham will undergo a two-year, £2m expansion and
Myzone has appointed retention specialist Tamara Bailey as key account manager. Bailey has more than
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If you’re involved in a decision-making capacity in this industry, the IHRSA European Congress is for you - Joe Moore, president & CEO, IHRSA
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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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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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People
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The drive behind everything we do is to help our patients get better. Whether that means climbing Everest, or climbing the stairs
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people
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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We’re offering members the convenience of having a workout and a chance to shop in a lively, welcoming environment
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people
We need to create intelligent fitness centres, with structured offerings across mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery
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Interview
I want to build a social lifestyle brand that combines music and wellness to create something that inspires people. I want to change the way people think of working out, so it’s like going to a club or a concert
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Interview
Our large-format clubs require a high population density, so we created a small box model at 5,000 - 8,000sq ft to create a vibrant, friendly, local gym concept - Francine Davis
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People profile
There’s no doubt in my mind that training outdoors is a huge mood booster, and a better mood will always result in a better workout
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People profile
Aerial is tough initially, but people get addicted because of the results they see and because it makes you completely switch off
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Having a service proposition that stands clearly above the benchmark against which the market is judged motivates us much more than just growing our estate and building more clubs
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Lightmasters UK Ltd: Audio visual
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Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
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Gantner Electronics Ltd: Computer solutions
Exercise equipment
Jordan Freeweights: Exercise equipment
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Move GB: Member access schemes
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Taylor Made Designs: Clothing/promotional merchandise
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