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An International Private Equity Firm and Corporate Advisory Firm

R&R Global Partners is an international private investment management firm. Based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, the company also has offices in Chicago, IL and Toronto, Ontario. With a strong focus on scalable growth investment, the company uses disruptive retail technique operations to create a net operating income.

Brian Ruck and Bryan Rishforth founded the company. Bryan Rishforth is the company’s founder and principal. He boasts 25 years of experience in the sectors of diversified retail, fitness, real estate, private equity, operations management, commercial sales, quality assurance, business development, and financial services success.

Brian Ruck serves as the company’s Director of Real Estate. He is a finance professional with strong technical skills in financial management and an extensive background in leadership. His key areas of focus are financial planning, investment evaluation, performance measurement and lean six sigma. He also has 20 years of personal real estate investing experience.

The R&R Global Partners team is made up of investment, operations, finance, construction, development, commercial real estate and marketing professionals from a wide range of diverse growth companies. The company has a wealth of experience in growing businesses and scaling start-up operations. Their global expertise spreads across five continents and 100s of companies.

Through their affiliate-partner companies, they’re able to provide merger and acquisition advisory; management consulting; and investment and financial services to both corporate and financial clients. Some clients they’ve worked with include Fortune 100 companies who are hoping to expand through acquisition or early-stage companies needing financial and human capital.

The company holds the largest contiguous Area Development Agreement rights for Planet Fitness domestically and internationally through holdings in Chicago and Ontario. During a three and a half year period, R&R Global Partners successfully developed nine Planet Fitness gyms, while having four more locations in development and two dozen more planned.

Over the last eight years, the company has acquired 39 Planet Fitness locations. In 2018, they went out for acquisition finance and through a three-phase transaction, sold off all but a few of their Planet Fitness properties for over $100 million. While working on building out the Planet Fitness properties, they also worked to build a core team around acquiring and managing commercial real estate and retail assets. They hold commercial retail and office properties, as well as a handful of residential properties.

R&R Global Partners is continuing to grow and expand, creating new investment structures around qualified opportunity zones recently introduced under tax legislation. The company is actively investing and buying properties, developing them every quarter.

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R&R Global Partners is run by a proven, experienced, and entrepreneurial management team. The management team and operations are led by Bryan Rishforth, founder and principal, who has 25 years of diversified retail, real estate, fitness, operations management, private equity, commercial sales, business development, quality assurance and financial services success. The firm includes a comprehensive team of finance, investment, operations, development, construction, commercial real estate and marketing professionals from Fortune 50 and diverse growth companies. This team has extensive experience in scaling start-up operations and growing businesses with global experience spanning four decades, 5 continents and 100s of businesses including General Electric (GE), GE Capital, Cerberus Capital Management, JP Morgan, Liberation Capital, The Walt Disney Company, Seventy Six Capital, Planet Fitness, Remington, and various small cap ventures.

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