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Third Space - Encore announces partnership with KSL Capital

Encore Capital announces a partnership with KSL Capital Partners as its luxury health & fitness brand, Third Space, enters its next phase of expansion.

KSL has acquired a majority interest in the company from Encore, who originally invested in the company in 2006. Encore will remain a significant investor in the business. Third Space has ambitious plans to take its unique luxury health and wellness offer to more of London’s most exciting locations, including later this year to the heart of Mayfair at Number One Curzon St. In addition to its iconic clubs, the company plans to continue to develop its brand outside of the club environment, both digitally and in new settings. Shirin Gandhi, Partner at Encore Capital, said, “As we move to the next stage, the business has secured a substantial pipeline of new opportunities and we are delighted to partner with KSL. We love the Third Space business, are proud of how the brand has been built over the last 15 years, and believe in its future potential.”

Colin Waggett, CEO of Third Space, said, “KSL’s reputation and experience as global investors in leisure, combined with Encore’s deep understanding of the London market, makes for an exciting new chapter for Third Space with significant opportunities. We are recovering swiftly from the pandemic, with members prioritising their fitness more than ever. Our clubs provide exactly the sort of environment in which people feel both safe and inspired. Our brand has never been in more demand from landlords looking to differentiate their developments, and we are excited at the prospect of taking Third Space to more parts of London. We have committed investors in Encore and with the addition of KSL, we are uniquely placed to capitalise on these opportunities.” Martin Edsinger, Principal at KSL, said, “Third Space’s mission and growth plan align perfectly with KSL's long history of investing in differentiated, experiential hospitality and wellness brands that are committed to people and community impact. We are privileged to partner with an exceptional management team with such a strong operational foundation as well as Encore Capital’s unique London knowledge. We look forward to helping Third Space grow in new and existing markets."

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