A World Of Their Own

Business partnerships are formed all the time. But partnerships negotiated from start to finish in less than 30 days? Some might say it’s downright unheard of. Which is why Richard Moore can’t help but marvel at the gym franchise Planet Fitness and its new partnership with TSG Consumer Partners LLC.

Moore is currently general counsel and chief administration officer for Planet Fitness, though he first learned of the company’s needs while working for the law firm Ropes & Gray LLP a few years ago. At the time, he recalls, the owners of Planet Fitness only had 49 people in the corporate offices but found themselves with approximately 500 clubs, approximately four million members, and some big decisions to make.