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ACG New York Women of Leadership - Entrepreneur Series
Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

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Financial Services Companies Heat Up M&A Market
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Pursuing Pharma Manufacturing
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TSG Pumps Up Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness owns more than 400 gyms and has more than 3.8 million members

Private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners LLC has made an investment in Planet Fitness, a gym chain.

Planet Fitness is known for being a low-priced health club. The company is the brand partner for NBC show “The Biggest Loser” and has 618 locations with 3.8 million members. Memberships cost $10 per month.

TSG Consumer Partners, headquartered in San Francisco, has more than $2.9 billion in capital under management. The firm focuses on food, beverage, restaurant, beauty, personal care, retail and apparel sectors. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

 

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