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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.

Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm focused on consumer brands and multi-unit businesses, announced today that its affiliate has acquired Great Expressions Dental Centers.
The Merrymeeting Group is pleased to announce that MMI-CPR, LLC (dba “Cell Phone Repair” and “CPR”) has acquired Computer Troubleshooters Global, Inc. (“CT”).
Red Lion Hotels Corporation announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the global brands and brand operations of Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc.
Jimmy John's Sandwiches announced today that an affiliate of Roark Capital Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in the company.
SUBWAY® restaurants announces the acquisition of a digital technology team and assets from Avanti Commerce, a Vancouver-based online commerce solution provider and SUBWAY® restaurants partner since 2011.
  • Sep 6th, 2016
  • By: SUBWAY
  • 25    2
CenterOak Partners LLC announced it has completed a majority investment in Wetzel’s Pretzels LLC (“Wetzel’s Pretzels” or the “Company”), the second largest owner and franchisor of soft pretzel stores.
Huddle House today announced that it will acquire 15 restaurants from franchisee Litco Petroleum and operate them as corporate locations beginning Wednesday, August 31.
Salad & Organic Food Service LLC, a subsidiary of Miami Subs Franchising Corporation has announced its purchase of Salad Creations LLC.
Coverall North America, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of Cavalier Services, Inc. ("Coverall of Oregon"), a Master-owned location, as part of the brand's long-term growth strategy to strengthen its presence.
Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that, at the request of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, they have agreed to extend the time period for MOFCOM to complete its review.
Further solidifying that reputation, the top performing Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliates have merged, forming the largest independent commercial real estate operation in the world.
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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. today announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Krispy Kreme by JAB Beech.
On June 21, 2016, ERA Brokers Consolidated issued a press release that stated ERA Brokers Consolidated had merged with Realty Executives of Nevada.
  • Jul 27th, 2016
  • By: ERA
  • 14    0
Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today announced that Grupo Tagaropulos has acquired 13 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and seven Baskin-Robbins shops in Panama.
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. has announced the acquisition of all 19 Arby’s® restaurants in the Knoxville, TN area previously operated by Arby’s franchisee T.G.J. & Co., Inc.
  • Jun 28th, 2016
  • By: Arby's
  • 77    1
Roark Capital Group announced today that one of its affiliates has acquired a minority interest in Drybar, the innovative brand that has revolutionized the blowout industry.
ERA Brokers Consolidated, one of Utah’s leading real estate companies, has merged with Realty Executives of Nevada.
  • Jun 22nd, 2016
  • By: ERA
  • 24    0
Scooter’s Coffee, the Nebraska-based coffee company that has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, today announced the acquisition of Coffeesmiths.
An affiliate of Fort Worth-based private-equity group FundCorp, Inc., today announced the acquisition of Gigi’s Cupcakes, the largest cupcake franchise in the U.S. with more than 100 locations nationwide.
Wendy's® franchisee in Japan, Wendy's Japan, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the equity of First Kitchen Ltd. from Suntory Holdings Ltd.
  • Jun 1st, 2016
  • By: Wendy's
  • 48    0
Real Living Real Estate announced that Chicago Real Estate Resources Residential Group has joined the network operating as Real Living City Residential.
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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. and JAB Beech Inc. today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which JAB Beech will acquire Krispy Kreme for $21 per share in cash.
One year after being acquired by brothers Fred and Steve Vicario, Cherry Blow Dry Bar has opened three new salons and is continuing to bring its unique membership model to even more markets nationwide.
The Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, has acquired Germany-based Locatec, growing Dwyer Group’s global presence.
San Diego-based Annex Brands, Inc. announced the acquisition of Pak Mail Centers of America, Inc., franchisor of over 370 Pak Mail ® packaging and shipping franchises across the world.
Already off to a productive start in 2016, the International Minute Press franchise in Concord, North Carolina, has announced the acquisition of local apparel and embroidery business Custom Images Apparel.
Marriott International, Inc. and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that at separate special stockholder meetings today the stockholders of both companies approved proposals relating to Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood.
Global real estate franchisor RE/MAX, LLC has reacquired the Master Franchise for the state of Alaska, which it originally sold in 1981.
  • Apr 1st, 2016
  • By: RE/MAX
  • 37    0
Starwood’s Board of Directors continues to unanimously support the existing merger with Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) (“Marriott”), which will create the largest hospitality company in the world.
Driven Brands, a portfolio company of Roark Capital and the nation's leading automotive franchisor, announced today that its affiliate has acquired Louisiana-based Take 5 Oil Change

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