David LLoyd considers purchase of Esporta

The Times has a story that discusses David Lloyd’s interest in acquiring Esporta. However, I wonder if the Competition Commission would take a look at any deal that brings David Lloyd, Next Generation and Esporta together. Although the enlarged group would represent only 4% of total private clubs, it does mean the entire premium health and racquets segment is under common ownership. Could a single racquets brand distort market forces to the detriment of consumers?

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