Levine Leichtman Capital Partners and Management Acquire HomeVestors of America, Inc.

April 28, 2017 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES, CA - Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire HomeVestors of America, Inc. (“HomeVestors” or the “Company”). HomeVestors is the leading real estate investment franchisor in the United States, providing services and education to franchisees seeking to operate their own, independent, residential real estate investment business. HomeVestors generates proprietary real estate investment opportunities through advertising campaigns that utilize the “We Buy Ugly Houses®” national brand, which supports approximately 800 franchisees purchasing approximately 8,000 homes annually in 120 markets throughout the United States. HomeVestors was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

The investment in HomeVestors will be made out of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Private Capital Solutions, L.P.

According to Lauren Leichtman, Co-Founder and CEO of LLCP, “We are excited to partner with David Hicks and the rest of the management team who have successfully led the growth of HomeVestors and solidified its position as the leading franchisor of real estate investment services. We look forward to working with management as they continue to expand the franchise across the country.”

The Company’s management team, led by Hicks, will acquire a meaningful ownership stake in the Company in connection with the transaction.

Regarding the transaction, David Hicks commented, “I am delighted to partner with LLCP as HomeVestors seeks to advance in its next stage of growth. LLCP’s resources and experience as a leading franchise investor will be critical in the continued development of the Company and I look forward to leveraging LLCP’s strategic and financial expertise.”

LLCP was advised by Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP.

For more information, visit http://www.llcp.com or http://www.homevestors.com.

About Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

LLCP is a Los Angeles, California based private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.5 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. LLCP is currently making new investments through Levine Leichtman Capital Partners V, L.P., LLCP Lower Middle Market Fund, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Private Capital Solutions, L.P., Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Europe, L.P. and LLCP Co-Investment Fund, L.P. LLCP has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Chicago, London and The Hague.

About HomeVestors of America, Inc.

Dallas-based HomeVestors of America, Inc. is the largest professional house buying franchise in the U.S., with more than 75,000 houses bought since 1996. HomeVestors® recruits, trains and supports its independently owned and operated franchisees that specialize in building businesses based on buying, rehabbing, selling and holding residential properties. Most commonly known as the "We Buy Ugly Houses®" company, HomeVestors strives to make a positive impact in each community. In 2017, for the 12th consecutive year, HomeVestors was among the prestigious Franchise Business Review's "Top Franchises," a distinction awarded to franchisors with the highest level of franchisee satisfaction. In 2017, HomeVestors was recognized as the 21st fastest growing franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and number 52 in the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Media Contact:

Tammy Bell
tmkhammond@msn.com
972/248-9737

SOURCE HomeVestors of America, Inc.

###

Comments:

comments powered by Disqus

Franchise News Room »


News By Industry »


Featured Opportunities

Freshii
Eat. Energize. That's the Freshii mantra. Since 2005, Freshii has been on a mission to help the citizens of the world live better by making healthy...
School of Rock
With more than a decade of experience and over 170 schools throughout North and South America, Africa and Asia Pacific, School of Rock is the leader...
Dogtopia
Dogtopia® is your one-stop shop for award-winning dog daycare, boarding and spa services.
Sunny Street Cafe
A bright spot in your neighborhood for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Discover the freedom and balance of owning your own Sunny Street Café: we've...
Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar®
Big Whiskey's American Restaurant & Bar® has become a legend in Missouri over the last 10 years. Now franchising to exceptional operators across...
Share This Page

Subscribe to Franchising.com Express

A Franchise Update Media Production
Franchise Update Media
P.O. Box 20547
San Jose, CA 95160
PH. (408) 402-5681
In Loving Memory Of Timothy Gardner (1987-2014)

Copyright © 2001 - 2018.
All Rights Reserved.