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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.

Edible Arrangements® founder and CEO Tariq Farid announced today that he has completed a buyback of equity of the company which had been held by Greenwich, Conn., private equity firm L Catterton.
Wireless Zone celebrated the opening of a new era of growth following its landmark merger with The Cellular Connection (TCC) at its annual franchise convention.
The Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest parent companies of trade service brands, has completed the add-on acquisition of Bright & Beautiful, a home cleaning service based in the U.K.
7?Eleven, Inc., the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry, is pleased to announce it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Sunoco LP.
  • Apr 10th, 2017
  • By: 7-Eleven
  • 65    4
Panera Bread Company ("Panera" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: PNRA) and JAB today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which JAB will acquire Panera.
Woodcraft Supply, LLC, has purchased Midwest Woodworkers, a 38-year-old Omaha, Nebraska-based company that sells woodworking equipment and supplies.
Restaurant Brands International Inc. today announced that it expects to complete the acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation has entered into an agreement with Green Home Solutions to acquire its residential mosquito and tick control franchises.
BirthdayPak is pleased to announce the acquisition of YOUnique Moments, a direct marketing company based in Minnesota.
The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. has announced the new ownership and reopening of its Louisville, Kentucky location at 2045 S. Hurstbourne Parkway.
Realty Executives International majority owner and CEO David Tedesco is excited to announce the acquisition of the remaining shares of the company from former President and co-owner Rich Rector.
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Following a historic year for the company in 2016, Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today that it expects to dramatically increase the size of its portfolio in Europe across all segments of the industry.
Palm Beach Tan, the nation’s largest indoor tanning provider, announced it has acquired Memphis, Tenn. based Tan-N-Go Inc.
Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that Andi Owen, global brand president of Banana Republic, will leave the company in late February.
  • Jan 25th, 2017
  • By: Gap Inc
  • 42    0
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that Hyatt has acquired Miraval Group, the renowned provider of wellness and mindfulness experiences, from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, LLC.
Serving the region since 2005, Signs By Tomorrow is changing its name to Image360 – Houston/Spring, announced Owners Jeffrey and Angela Schimmels.
  • Jan 18th, 2017
  • By: Image360
  • 117    32
Keller Williams North Pointe was recently acquired by a group of successful operators from the Keller Williams Glen Ellyn office in Chicago’s West Suburbs.
Driven Brands, a portfolio company of Roark and the nation's leading automotive franchisor, today announced the acquisition of award-winning, Texas-based Express Lube.
Keller Williams Realty Infinity and Keller Williams Premiere Properties, owned and operated by Pete Economos, has completed the merger of the Naperville, Ill. and Carol Stream, Ill.-based Weichert Kingsland Realty offices.
Snap-on Incorporated today announced that it has acquired Sturtevant Richmont for approximately $13 million in cash.
The Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest parent companies of trade service brands, has completed the add-on acquisition of Window Genie, a nationally ranked home service franchise.
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RE/MAX, LLC, the global real estate franchisor headquartered in Denver, CO, has signed an agreement to purchase the Master Franchise for the state of New Jersey from RE/MAX of New Jersey, Inc.
  • Nov 4th, 2016
  • By: RE/MAX
  • 49    0
To enhance its North American presence, Alliance Franchise Brands LLC, a world leader in marketing, print and graphic communications, recently brought the Canadian franchise organization, KKP Canada, into its network.
Paradigm Restaurants announced the acquisition of all Chili's® Grill & Bar franchise restaurants in Idaho and are excited to join the Chili's family!
Paradigm Restaurants announced the acquisition of all Chili's® Grill & Bar franchise restaurants in Washington and are excited to join the Chili's family!
Senior Helpers®, the nation's premier provider of in-home senior care, today announced the company has been purchased by Altaris Capital Partners, LLC.
Snap-on Incorporated today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Car-O-Liner Holding AB (“Car-O-Liner”) for approximately $155 million in cash.
The Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest parent companies of trade service brands, has completed the add-on acquisition of Cumberland County Glass for its Portland Glass network, located in Maine.
Hard Rock International has completed the acquisition of casino and hotel-casino rights in the western U.S., as well as in several key international markets, from affiliates of BREF HR, LLC.
Driven Brands announced today the acquisition of Ohio-based Lube Stop. Founded in 1985, Lube Stop operates 51 quick oil change locations across three states in the Midwest.

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