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Franchise Industry Mergers & Acquisitions

New deals are being negotiated and inked every day. Don't miss the news on any deal, whether it's a strategic franchise company merger or an acquisition by a high-rolling private equity firm. Get the scoop on who's buying and who's selling, gain critical insight into trends, and hone in on the opportunities as franchising continues to shake out and adjust to the new economic reality.

Moving And Storage Leader, PODS Announces Deal To Be Acquired By The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan »

December 23, 2014 at 5:05AM PST | Source: PODS

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The parent company of PODS announces the signing of a binding agreement to sell the company, in its entirety, to the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers'). Details on the deal have not been disclosed and it is likely the sale will be finalized in the first quarter of 2015. PODS utilized Barclays as its exclusive financial advisor.
This transaction is led by Teachers' Long-Term Equities group, which focuses on direct investments with steady cash flow, growth potential over a long-term horizon and a low to moderate level of risk.
Founded in 1998, PODS pioneered the portable moving and storage industry and operates in over 150 locations, both corporate and franchise owned, in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK...

NRT's Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate In Florida Acquires Central Florida Brokerage »

December 22, 2014 at 4:49AM PST | Source: Coldwell Banker

MAITLAND, Fla. - Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC, the largest residential real estate brokerage in Florida, announced today that it has acquired the assets formerly used in the operation of Exit Realty Central's Maitland office. The office has more than 70 sales associates serving Maitland and its surrounding areas.
"We are very pleased to welcome these highly regarded sales professionals to our Winter Park branch office," said Clark Toole, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Florida, which is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company. "Real estate is booming in Central Florida, and we are actively looking for talented sales associates who know the local market inside and out...

Wheel Fun Rentals Headquarters Acquires Nine Florida Locations »

November 26, 2014 at 5:20AM PST | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Clearwater, FL - Wheel Fun Rentals' corporate headquarters is excited to announce the acquisition of nine locations in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, formerly owned by local Wheel Fun Rentals' franchisees. In conjunction with the procurement of these locations, Wheel Fun Rentals will be enhancing all aspects of the customer experience, which includes bringing in an updated fleet of new and improved rental products and the addition of bike and kayak tours. Doors will reopen at these locations on Saturday, November 29th.
The acquisition includes the purchase of seven Wheel Fun Rentals locations that are open to the public, located at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater, Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, Lake Seminole Park in Seminole, Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa, Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, Best Western Yacht Harbor Inn in Dunedin, and Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor...

FibraHotel Acquires The Sheraton Ambassador Hotel In Monterrey, Mexico From Starwood Hotels & Resorts »

November 18, 2014 at 8:12AM PST | Source: Sheraton Hotels

The 229-room hotel will undergo a comprehensive renovation and continue to operate as a Sheraton under a new long-term management agreement.
MEXICO CITY - November 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - FibraHotel (BMV:FIHO 12), the first real estate investment trust specialized in urban business-class hotels in Mexico, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced the sale of the Sheraton® Ambassador Monterrey hotel to FibraHotel, adding 229 rooms to FibraHotel's portfolio. The transaction will represent a total investment of US$13.5 million by FibraHotel, including a comprehensive property renovation over the next two years. The hotel will be operated by Starwood through a long-term management agreement...

Martinizing And Dry Cleaning Station Join The Huntington Company Family Of Brands »

November 11, 2014 at 5:39AM PST | Source: CRDN

Market Penetration Exceeds 750 Locations
November 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Berkley, MI - Martinizing International, LLC, an affiliate of The Huntington Company, LLC, a multi-concept franchisor located in Berkley, Mich., has acquired Martinizing, the largest U.S. based franchise drycleaning brand with 422 locations in eight countries including Canada, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan and Peru, along with Dry Cleaning Station, a full service dry cleaner with 12 locations in the U.S.
Already the largest provider of mobile drycleaning and laundry services in North America, The Huntington Company and its affiliates’ portfolio of franchise brands that provide textile restoration, drycleaning and laundry services now has more than 750 locations, doubling its number with the addition of Martinizing and Dry Cleaning Station...

Annex Brands Acquires Parcel Plus »

November 10, 2014 at 7:05AM PST | Source: Annex Brands, Inc

November 7, 2014 // Franchising.com // San Diego, CA - San Diego-based Annex Brands, Inc. today announced the acquisition of 27 Parcel Plus® shipping franchises from Eagle Franchise Systems, Inc. and its parent, International Center for Entrepreneurial Development® Inc. (ICED) based in Cypress, TX.
With the addition, Annex Brands now counts more than 450 franchises located across 41 states in the U.S., the District of Columbia, and Canada. The company's existing brands include PostalAnnex+®, Navis Pack & Ship®, AIM Mail Center®, Handle With Care Packaging Store®, Sunshine Pack & Ship®, and Annex Copy Center®.
"We are very excited to be adding this long-standing, successful brand in the pack and ship industry," commented Jack Lentz, founder, chairman and CEO of Annex Brands...

Hyatt Acquires Full Ownership Of Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort And Spa »

November 10, 2014 at 5:45AM PST | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

November 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO – Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) announced that a Hyatt affiliate has acquired its partners' 92 percent interest in the 491-room Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa in Austin/Bastrop, Texas, for approximately $143 million. The Company also assumed approximately $65 million of property-level debt. The total price, inclusive of debt, implies a valuation of approximately $450,000 per key. The transaction closed on November 6.
The resort has operated as Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa since it opened in 2006. The resort was developed by Woodbine Development Corporation of Dallas as developer, asset manager and managing general partner of Bastrop Resort Partners, L.P. Hyatt was one of the original co-owners and has managed the resort since its opening...

Largest McAlister's Deli Franchisee Acquires Georgetown, Texas Location With Additional Austin Area Development To Follow »

November 06, 2014 at 12:14PM PST | Source: McAlister's Deli
McAlister's Deli Opportunities Available

The Saxton Group now owns and operates 58 McAlister's Deli locations, and plans to open new locations in the Austin Area.
November 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // Dallas, TX - The Saxton Group, the largest McAlister's Deli franchisee, welcomes McAlister's Deli of Georgetown to its restaurant family. The acquisition makes for a total of 58 McAlister's Deli locations that are owned and operated by The Saxton Group.
Though new to The Saxton Group, the store has been operating since 2011 years under the management of McAlister's Corporation. By acquiring the location, The Saxton Group promises to bring Georgetown customers the same commitment to genuine hospitality found at all of their McAlister's locations.
Adam Saxton, Vice President of Dallas based The Saxton Group, said, "We are excited to own and operate McAlister's Deli of Georgetown...

Chuck E. Cheese's Announces Acquisition Of Peter Piper Pizza »

October 16, 2014 at 11:41AM PDT | Source: Chuck E. Cheese's

CEC Entertainment, Inc. Purchases 147-store Pizza Chain from ACON Investments
IRVING, Texas - Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - CEC Entertainment, Inc. ("CEC"), the nationally recognized leader in family dining and entertainment which operates 577 Chuck E. Cheese's stores, today announced that CEC has acquired Peter Piper Pizza ("Peter Piper"), a leading pizza and entertainment restaurant chain operating 32 company-owned locations and 115 franchises in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, from affiliates of private equity firm, ACON Investments, L.L.C. ("ACON") for an undisclosed sum.
CEC intends to continue the popular Peter Piper brand with operation of the current restaurants, in addition to implementing growth initiatives to expand Peter Piper nationally...

The Huntington Company Adds Pressed 4 Time To Its Drycleaning And Laundry Services Franchise Network »

October 07, 2014 at 11:17AM PDT | Source: Pressed4Time

Market Penetration Now Reaches 342 Locations
October 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // BERKLEY, Mich. – The Huntington Company, LLC, ("Huntington") a multi-concept franchisor located in Berkley, Mich., has added Pressed 4 Time to its group of franchise brands that provide textile restoration and drycleaning and laundry services. Pressed 4 Time is a drycleaning and laundry pick-up and delivery service with 46 franchises in 88 territories across the US.
"With the addition of Pressed 4 Time to our current portfolio of franchise brands, including 1-800-DryClean and bizzie, we are now the largest provider of mobile drycleaning and laundry services in North America," said Wayne Wudyka, CEO of Huntington.
The addition of Pressed 4 Time comes on the heels of the 2013 launch by Huntington of bizzie, a revolutionary drycleaning franchise concept that integrates mobile technology with a locker-based pick-up and delivery service to provide drycleaning and laundry services for tenants of office buildings and residential properties...

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Enters Agreement To Be Acquired By JAB Holding Company For $20.25 Per Share In Cash »

September 29, 2014 at 7:45AM PDT | Source: Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Inc

Transaction Valued at Approximately $374 Million
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - SepT. 29, 2014 - Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BAGL), a leader in the fast-casual segment of the restaurant industry operating under the Einstein Bros.® Bagels, Noah's New York Bagels®, and Manhattan Bagel® brands and JAB Holding Company ("JAB") today announced a definitive agreement under which an affiliate of JAB will acquire Einstein Noah Restaurant Group for $20.25 per share in cash, or a total diluted equity value of approximately $374 million. The agreement, which has been unanimously approved by Einstein Noah Restaurant Group's directors, represents a premium of approximately 47 percent over Einstein Noah Restaurant Group's 30-day average trading price...

Terminix Acquires Assets Of Quebec-Based Groupe Cameron »

September 25, 2014 at 5:32AM PDT | Source: Terminix

Expands Canadian Footprint Into New Province
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - September 24, 2014) - Terminix, the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States and a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc (NYSE: SERV), today announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Groupe Cameron, a Quebec, Canada-based company. The entrance into the Quebec province demonstrates the company's commitment to growing its Canadian presence and follows 2013 acquisitions of Toronto-based Magical Pest Control and Vancouver-based Care Pest & Wildlife Control.
Founded in 1962, Groupe Cameron is a premier pest management provider, with a focus on commercial business, serving the greater Quebec and East Ontario markets through a network of five branches...

Togo's Announces Acquisition Of 13 Restaurants From Company Founder »

September 23, 2014 at 10:58AM PDT | Source: Togo's Franchisor, LLC

"West Coast Original" Focuses on Driving Operational Excellence to Support Future Development
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, announced today it has completed the acquisition of 13 franchised restaurants in the East Bay and San Jose areas from company founder Mike Cobler. The acquisition brings Togo's company-owned restaurants to 19 units in California.
"This recent acquisition is part of our long-term growth strategy and reflects our company's commitment to operational excellence," said Tony Gioia, chairman and CEO of Togo's Holdings, LLC. "Togo's newly acquired restaurants will provide a larger platform for testing new products and operating systems. The locations will also offer additional resources to support training for new franchisees, management and crew for future grand openings...

Rainbow International®, The Dwyer Group® Reacquire Germany Master License »

September 22, 2014 at 11:37AM PDT | Source: Rainbow International

WACO, Texas (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 - Rainbow International® Restoration, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group®, one of the world’s largest international service franchising organizations, announced Friday the re-acquirement of the Germany master franchise license from the previous master licensee. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Reacquiring this master license confirms our commitment to direct franchising in select international markets. We are particularly excited about the opportunity to continue to build the Rainbow International brand in Germany, where there is room to build a very large network," stated Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of The Dwyer Group.
The Dwyer Group first sold the Rainbow International master license in Germany in 1992, with the goal of expanding the brand in Europe...

WorldMark By Wyndham Acquires Stablewood Springs Resort In Hunt, Texas »

September 18, 2014 at 10:29AM PDT | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

Anticipates opening to WorldMark owners and guests in early 2015
September 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – WorldMark® by Wyndham, one of Wyndham Vacation Ownership's four primary consumer brands, today announced it has expanded its presence in Texas with the acquisition of Stablewood Springs Resort, located in Hunt, Texas. The resort is the Company's second in Texas and is anticipated to open to WorldMark owners in early 2015. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"The acquisition and development of this resort is an exciting opportunity for us to provide additional vacation options for our owners and guests traveling to Texas," said Geoff Richards, chief operations officer, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands...

Papa Murphy's Announces Completion Of Nine Unit Acquisition In Minneapolis »

September 12, 2014 at 6:05AM PDT | Source: Papa Murphy's
Papa Murphy's Opportunities Available

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Sept. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FRSH) the world's leading take 'n' bake pizza franchise today announced the acquisition of nine Papa Murphy's stores in Minneapolis, MN for approximately $3.4 million. The Company completed the acquisition of the locations from a single franchisee in mid-August, bringing the company-owned store count to 24 units in the Minneapolis market. Overall, Papa Murphy's and its franchisees operate 78 stores in the Minneapolis market.
The transaction, which is not expected to impact reported earnings in the near-term, will contribute approximately $560,000 of EBITDA annually, and would be accretive to Papa Murphy's earnings per share by approximately $0.01 to $0...

Batteries Plus LLC Acquires LED Hut Ltd. »

September 08, 2014 at 6:33AM PDT | Source: Batteries Plus Bulbs
Batteries Plus Bulbs Opportunities Available

HARTLAND, Wis., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Batteries Plus LLC, the Wisconsin-based operator and franchisor of Batteries Plus Bulbs stores, announced today that it has acquired privately held LED Hut Ltd., a leading provider of LED (light emitting diode) lighting products, including bulbs and light fixtures, to customers throughout Europe.
The acquisition of LED Hut Ltd. is the Company's first in Europe and further increases its share in the rapidly changing lighting market. "LED Hut is the online market leader in the UK, with a growing presence in pan-European markets as well. They have a dynamic management team that we believe can grow even faster with the support of our resources," said Russ Reynolds, CEO of Batteries Plus Bulbs...

BRIX Holdings, LLC Acquires Souper Salad® And Greenz® »

September 04, 2014 at 9:46AM PDT | Source: Souper Salad

Parent Company of Red Mango® Expands Portfolio of Franchise Companies
September 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – BRIX Holdings, LLC, an innovative multi-concept franchising company, today announced the additions of Souper Salad and Greenz to its growing roster of franchise chains. With a portfolio of brands positioned to benefit from healthier dining trends, these two salad concepts continue to expand BRIX investments in concepts that offer lighter fare and strong potential for growth.
"These acquisitions are consistent with our focus on healthier menus driving a healthy business opportunity," said Joe Vitrano, CEO of BRIX Holdings. "Both brands have the potential to expand in the fast growing segment of the food industry focused on consumers’ healthier eating choices...

Western Capital Resources Enters Into Merger Agreement To Acquire AlphaGraphics »

September 02, 2014 at 7:38AM PDT | Source: AlphaGraphics

OMAHA, Neb. - Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Western Capital Resources, Inc. (OTCQX: WCRS) and BC Alpha Holdings II, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company owning approximately 90% of the ownership interests in AlphaGraphics, a franchise model global leader in marketing and print communications, announced today that they had entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization (the "Merger Agreement") pursuant to which Western Capital will acquire the business of AlphaGraphics in exchange for its issuance, to the owners of BC Alpha Holdings II, of common stock that will aggregate to approximately 45% of the common stock of Western Capital issued and outstanding immediately after the merger. Western Capital currently operates a cash-advance business with approximately 51 locations in the midwestern United States, and a prepaid wireless phone retail business as a Cricket premium authorized dealer with approximately 58 locations...

Global Franchise Group Acquires Hot Dog On A Stick™ »

August 25, 2014 at 6:14AM PDT | Source: Hot Dog on a Stick

August 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Global Franchise Group (GFG), LLC, the strategic brand management company and franchisor of Great American Cookies®, Pretzelmaker®, Marble Slab Creamery®, and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery®, announced today that it has acquired the Hot Dog on a Stick™ (HDOS) brand. California-based HDOS currently operates 78 corporate-owned stores and 14 franchise locations in the United States, as well as internationally in Brazil, Korea and the Philippines. GFG acquired the brand on August 21, 2014.
"GFG is thrilled to add the iconic Hot Dog on a Stick concept to our portfolio of thriving brands," said President and CEO of Global Franchise Group, Chris Dull. "GFG has a proven history of managing and growing quick-service restaurant brands and we see a bright future for HDOS...



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