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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.

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
  • 10    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
  • 58    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
  • 18    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
  • 36    0
Real Living Real Estate announced that Chicago Real Estate Resources Residential Group has joined the network operating as Real Living City Residential.
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.
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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
  • 34    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
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 Gourmet Burgers, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of 13 Red Robin® franchised restaurants in Texas,
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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, 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. 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.
  • Mar 9th, 2016
  • By: 7-Eleven
  • 100    0
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.
CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts announced today the promotion of Marybeth Mack, formerly Operations Project Manager, to Director of Strategic Initiatives for North America’s largest collision repair network.
Global real estate franchisor RE/MAX, LLC has entered into an agreement to reacquire the Master Franchise for the state of New York.
  • Feb 23rd, 2016
  • By: RE/MAX
  • 24    0
Linsalata Capital Partners (LinCap), a Cleveland-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired a majority interest in H.H. Franchising Inc., the Cincinnati-based franchisor of Home Helpers.
Create-your-own stir-fry restaurant bd’s Mongolian Grill announced today that its ownership group has purchased fast-casual Asian chain Flat Top Grill.
Druxy's Famous Deli is pleased to announce the acquisition of Williams Fresh Cafe, Canada's leading fast casual cafe franchise.
  • Feb 1st, 2016
  • By: Druxy's
  • 38    0

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