World Class Romania has 50,000 members and 31 fitness clubs
Our portfolio company, World Class Romania, had 50,000 members as ofthe beginning of the year, a 70% y/y increase. By the end of 2016,World Class Romania had EUR20 million in revenues, a 15% increase y/y. In 2016, World Class Romania invested more than EUR5 million in three new clubs and in the refurbishment of nine clubs.
In accordance with an earlier agreement, we bought additional shares from the minority shareholders and increased our stake in Golpasz S.A. from 67 per cent to 85 per cent. We have been an investor in Golpasz S.A. since December 2015.
Kent Orrgren, CEO at World Class, performed at the European Health and Fitness Forum in Cologne. The 5th annual event brought together top experts from different sectors of the industry and over 400 delegates from 34 countries to discuss human capital in the European fitness sector.