National Fitness Partners acquires 16 Planet Fitness clubs Argonne Capital Group-backed National Fitness Partners has expanded its portfolio of clubs with the acquisition of 16 Planet Fitness Clubs. National Fitness Partners currently operates 2,000 locations and serves over 15 million members. Read more.

CD&R backs activewear firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has made a strategic investment into the US-based S&S Activewear, a maker and distributor of apparel and accessories with 2,000 employees. CD&R is a private equity firm based in New York and London. Read more.

Royal Caribbean offloads Azamara in $201m PE deal Royal Caribbean Group has confirmed the sale of the Azamara luxury cruise line for $201m to Sycamore Partners. The cruise line has said that the sale will allow it to focus on core operations. Read more.

CVC Capital Partners eyes Birkenstock According to reports, the private equity firm is currently in negotiations to acquire the iconic footwear manufacturer Birkenstock. The German footwear firm is reported to be valued at around €4bn. Read more.

BaltCap Private Equity backs ticket selling firm BaltCap has acquired a majority stake in Baltic Ticket Holdings. The investment is designed to accelerate the growth of the ticket selling network in the Baltic region and beyond. Read more.

Eagle Merchant Partners invests in car wash company The US-based private equity firm, which focuses on middle-market investment opportunities, has made an investment in Caliber Car Wash, an express car wash company based in Florida. Read more.