ARQIS has advised Fast Fitness Japan, Inc. on the acquisition of a controlling share stake in Eighty 8 Health & Fitness B.V., which entity heads a group that holds the Master Franchisee Rights for Anytime Fitness in Germany.

Fast Fitness Japan, Inc. is listed on the prime market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and directly operates and franchises Anytime Fitness 24-hour 365-day fitness clubs as the Master Franchisee in Japan. It currently operates 1,100 clubs in Japan. Through this acquisition, Fast Fitness Japan may now expand its Anytime Fitness business to operations in Germany.

ARQIS (Lead Germany) collaborated with an international legal team consisting of law firms in The Netherlands and the USA.

Advisors to Fast Fitness Japan
ARQIS (Düsseldorf): Eberhard Hafermalz (Lead, Japan Desk/M&A), Marius Mesenbrink (Japan Desk/M&A), Partner: Dr. Friedrich Gebert (Regulatory), Johannes Landry (Restructuring), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (Real Estate), Counsel: Anja Mehrtens (HR.Law); Associates: Dr. Bernhard Gröhe (Regulatory), Anna Munsch (HR.Law), Diana Puchowezki (Real Estate)


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