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Most of PureGym’s 182 sites are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and all offer a range of low-cost membership options. Founded in 2008 by Peter Roberts, 72, the Leeds business bought 43 LA Fitness gyms in a £74m deal in 2015. Its private equity owner, CCMP Capital Advisors, is reportedly considering a £600m sale after turnover grew 28% to £159.9m in 2016, with the opening of 20 new gyms and a national television campaign. PureGym is led by chief executive Humphrey Cobbold, 52.

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Company details
ActivityGym operator
Sales £m159.9
Operating profit £m15.4
Main shareholdersCCMP (>50%), management (<50%)

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