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UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
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David Lloyd prepares for £1.3bn sale

TDR Capital, the owner of the David Lloyd gyms, is gearing up to sell the chain in a £1.3bn (US$1.6bn, €1.5bn) deal following its acquisition of 16 Virgin Active clubs.

According to a report in the Telegraph, a number of private equity firms are circling the mid-market brand ahead of an official auction in the summer.

David Lloyd was bought by TDR for £750m (US$919.6m, €868.1m) in 2013. It’s estate comprises of 83 fitness clubs in the UK and a further 12 on the continent in the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.

That number will rise to 111 overall once the acquisition has been rubberstamped by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), although a formal investigation is due to get under way.

As well as acquiring the sites, TDR has also ploughed £120m (US$147.1m, €138.9m) into refurbishing its estate, including the opening of five new-build clubs.

TDR Capital, the owner of the David Lloyd gyms, is gearing up to sell the chain in a £1.3bn (US$1.6bn, €1.5bn) deal following its acquisition of 16 Virgin Active clubs.
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News

David Lloyd prepares for £1.3bn sale

TDR Capital, the owner of the David Lloyd gyms, is gearing up to sell the chain in a £1.3bn (US$1.6bn, €1.5bn) deal following its acquisition of 16 Virgin Active clubs.

According to a report in the Telegraph, a number of private equity firms are circling the mid-market brand ahead of an official auction in the summer.

David Lloyd was bought by TDR for £750m (US$919.6m, €868.1m) in 2013. It’s estate comprises of 83 fitness clubs in the UK and a further 12 on the continent in the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.

That number will rise to 111 overall once the acquisition has been rubberstamped by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), although a formal investigation is due to get under way.

As well as acquiring the sites, TDR has also ploughed £120m (US$147.1m, €138.9m) into refurbishing its estate, including the opening of five new-build clubs.

TDR Capital, the owner of the David Lloyd gyms, is gearing up to sell the chain in a £1.3bn (US$1.6bn, €1.5bn) deal following its acquisition of 16 Virgin Active clubs.
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We want to encourage the nation to focus on being healthy and happy in a way that’s sustainable for life
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We want Grndhouse to be everywhere: in gyms, hotels, on holidays, at home – it’s boutique fitness in your hand
HCM Magazine
Postbag
As HCM passed its 300th edition milestone, readers shared their thoughts and feelings on HCM’s contribution to the industry in a very special postbag
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Yate Leisure is one of the largest sites in Circadian Trust’s portfolio, with around 4,000 members. Ben Beasley, director of commercial development, explains why they were an early adopter of Technogym Biocircuit, and how the offer has evolved
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In the wake of the pandemic, is the time ripe to change the language around the role of exercise professionals, and gain greater trust from the healthcare sector?
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Write to reply
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Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Company profiles
Company profile: Orbit4
Orbit4 is the umbrella brand for FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEquipment....
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Company profile: Funxtion International BV
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