Press Release October 25, 2021

Goodwin’s U.S. Private Equity Team Advises TowerBrook on Acquisition of Planet Fitness Franchisee

The Private Equity team advised TowerBrook’s Fund V and certain of its affiliated investment funds in their agreement to acquire ECP-PF Holdings, LLC, a Planet Fitness franchisee operating 108 gyms in the U.S. and Canada.  The acquisition financing was provided from a combination of sources, including equity capital contributed by the TowerBrook Funds, rollover equity contributed by the company’s senior management team and founder Omar Simmons, and first lien debt financing.  The transaction closed on October 8th.

A longtime client of the firm’s London Private Equity team, this is the first mandate for Goodwin’s U.S. team.

TowerBrook Capital Partners is an investment management firm that has raised in excess of $17.4 billion to date. The firm’s value creation strategy aims to transform the capabilities and the prospects of the businesses in which it invests.

The Goodwin team was led by Stuart Rosenthal, Michael Miller and Simone Greenspan and included Jennifer Bralower, Nick Caro and Janet Andolina.

For additional details on the acquisition, please read the press release.