The MFA Companies announced that New England Fitness and affiliates, now doing business as One World Fitness PFF, LLC, was recently acquired by Centre Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm. MFA was the sole financial advisor providing consulting and advisory services to New England Fitness. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
One World Fitness is a franchise operating within the Planet Fitness enterprise with 18 locations in the Philadelphia metropolitan and New Jersey markets. This marks the second recent transaction for MFA in the Planet Fitness franchise space, with the team having previously acted as exclusive financial advisor to Anchor Fitness in its sale to private equity-backed Sunshine Fitness.
Bill Fidler, founder of New England Fitness said, “MFA’s expertise is effortlessly displayed within each of their disciplines, but when combined, they work perfectly in synergy to deliver an in-depth analysis for a business that effectively guides it in achieving its desired outcome.”
“Guiding franchises through the ins and outs of a transaction is a role we take great pride in, and we’re thrilled we were able to support New England Fitness throughout this process,” said Bill Duratti, Partner at The MFA Companies. “We have no doubt the new relationship between these two parties will accelerate the growth of the Planet Fitness enterprise and position the business for even greater success in the years to come.”