Franchise / Multi-unit


Irvine, California

Mergers & Acquisitions / Buy-side Advisory

Helping Pure Barre become a leading national fitness brand.

Our Client:

Pure Barre is largest and most established operator of franchised barre fitness studios, with more than 500 studios across North America.

The Situation:

In 2012, Pure Barre had 71 franchised locations in 23 states. The company came to Arlington looking for liquidity and a value-added partner to help grow the business into a leading, national fitness brand.

The Outcome:

Pure Barre partnered with private equity firm WJ Partners, who continued the company’s strong growth trajectory.


L Catterton, a leading consumer-focused private equity firm, hired Arlington to assist in its acquisition of Pure Barre from WJ Partners in 2015. With our help, L Catterton won the deal and successfully acquired Pure Barre.