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Buy-out could allow Total Fitness to flex its muscles

Apr 01, 2015 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

TOTAL Fitness, a Cheshire-based gym chain, is gearing up for new owners after the latest deal by a private equity firm to bulk up in the sector.

NorthEdge, which focuses on deals in Northern England, is backing a management buyout of Total Fitness, which has more than 87,000 members and 520 employees across its 17 clubs.

NorthEdge is understood to be paying £11.5m for a majority stake in the company, which will also boost funds forTotal Fitness' expansion plan NorthEdge typically se...