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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.

ERA Brokers Consolidated In Utah Merges With Realty Executives Of Nevada »

June 22, 2016 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: ERA

ERA Brokers Consolidated, one of Utah’s leading real estate companies, has merged with Realty Executives of Nevada.

Scooter’s Coffee Acquires Coffeesmiths »

June 14, 2016 at 7:50AM PDT | Source: Scooter's Coffee
Scooter's Coffee Opportunities Available

Scooter’s Coffee, the Nebraska-based coffee company that has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, today announced the acquisition of Coffeesmiths.

Affiliate Of Fort Worth-based FundCorp Acquires Gigi’s Cupcakes Franchise Chain »

June 02, 2016 at 9:24AM PDT | Source: Gigi's Cupcakes

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.

Franchisee Wendy's Japan To Acquire First Kitchen With 136 Restaurants »

June 01, 2016 at 3:54AM PDT | Source: Wendy's

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.

Chicago Real Estate Resources Residential Group Joins Real Living Real Estate Brokerage Network »

May 13, 2016 at 5:06AM PDT | Source: Real Living Real Estate

Real Living Real Estate announced that Chicago Real Estate Resources Residential Group has joined the network operating as Real Living City Residential.

Krispy Kreme To Be Acquired By JAB Beech For $21 Per Share In Cash »

May 09, 2016 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Krispy Kreme

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.

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Continues To Flourish One Year After Acquisition »

May 09, 2016 at 3:43AM PDT | Source: Cherry Blow Dry Bar

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.

Dwyer Group® Acquires Locatec® In Germany, Expands European Presence »

May 02, 2016 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Dwyer Group

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.

Annex Brands Grows 82% In One Day With Acquisition Of Pak Mail® Shipping Brand »

April 22, 2016 at 6:53AM PDT | Source: Annex Brands, Inc

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.

International Minute Press Franchise In Concord, N.C. Expands Apparel And Embroidery Business With Acquisition Of Custom Images Apparel »

April 19, 2016 at 11:59AM PDT | Source: Minuteman Press Int'l.
Minuteman Press Int'l.  Opportunities Available

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 And Starwood Stockholders Vote To Approve Merger »

April 08, 2016 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

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.

RE/MAX, LLC Buys RE/MAX Alaska Master Franchise »

April 01, 2016 at 11:28AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Global real estate franchisor RE/MAX, LLC has reacquired the Master Franchise for the state of Alaska, which it originally sold in 1981.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Announces Anbang Consortium Has Withdrawn Offer »

April 01, 2016 at 3:53AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

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.

Roark Capital Portfolio Company Driven Brands Acquires Take 5 Oil Change »

March 30, 2016 at 9:08AM PDT | Source: Roark Capital Group

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

Hyatt To Acquire Thompson Miami Beach Hotel And Rebrand As The Confidante, Joining The Unbound Collection By Hyatt »

March 24, 2016 at 4:02AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that a wholly-owned subsidiary has entered into an agreement to purchase the 380-room Thompson Miami Beach hotel from an affiliate of Geolo Capital.

Red Robin Acquires 13 Franchised Restaurants In Texas »

March 22, 2016 at 3:58AM PDT | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of 13 Red Robin® franchised restaurants in Texas,

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Announces Receipt Of Unsolicited Acquisition Proposal »

March 14, 2016 at 3:52AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. today announced that on March 10, 2016 it received a non-binding proposal from a consortium of companies to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Starwood.

Happy Tax Reaches Milestone With Acquisition »

March 10, 2016 at 8:33AM PST | Source: Happy Tax

Happy Tax, a franchisor offering a concierge, on-demand model in the tax preparation industry, is pleased to announce that the company has reached exciting new milestones in its corporate growth objectives.

7-Eleven, Inc. Increases Canadian Presence With Acquisition Of Imperial Oil Locations »

March 09, 2016 at 4:52AM PST | Source: 7-Eleven

7-Eleven, Inc. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, 7-Eleven Canada, Inc., has agreed to acquire approximately 148 convenience and fuel retail sites from Imperial Oil of Canada.

Mark Barry Announces Retirement As ServiceMaster Chief Marketing And Strategy Officer »

March 08, 2016 at 7:44AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced that its chief marketing and strategy officer, Mark J. Barry, has decided to retire from the company, effective March 31.

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