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Real Living Real Estate announced that independent, boutique brokerage firm Freedom Realty & Property Management has joined the network.
AlphaGraphics, Inc. has been purchased by MBE Worldwide, a global third-party logistics, printing and communications services network with approximately 2,600 locations in 39 countries (including nearly 500 in the U.S.) following the acquisition.
Jamba Inc. announced a growth agreement with its largest franchise partner, Vitaligent, LLC, which includes the acquisition of 21 stores from a former franchisee and the development of 12 new stores in the greater Seattle market.
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) today said that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of 56 Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) franchise service centers from Henley Bluewater LLC.
Denver-based Homewatch International, franchisor of Homewatch CareGivers, has been acquired by Authority Brands, LLC backed by PNC Riverarch Capital.
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), announced today that it has signed eight new development agreements with seven of its largest Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) franchisees for the addition of more than 160 stores by 2023.
Cambridge Automotive Group (CAG) has acquired two existing Maaco locations surrounding Houston, TX.
On 2nd August 2017 Just Franchising Australia Pty Ltd owned and operated by Denis McFadden, acquired Just Cuts New Zealand Pty Ltd, taking over the New Zealand Master Franchisor.
AvenueWest Global Franchise, LLC the industry’s leader in managed corporate housing, announces new ownership and vision for growth through a management buyout.
Aaron's, Inc. announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of its largest franchisee, SEI/Aaron's, Inc., in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $140 million, which was paid with cash-on-hand.
Wyndham Hotel Group today announced plans to acquire the Minnesota-based AmericInn® hotel brand and its management company, Three Rivers Hospitality, from Northcott Hospitality.
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Restoration 1® has acquired the bluefrog Plumbing + Drain® franchise network with plans to aggressively grow the business across North America. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate GoldLeaf in Fresno announced today the acquisition of The W Group.
CENTURY 21 Hometown Realty today announced that it has acquired Peabody & Plum, REALTORS®, expanding the presence of the CENTURY 21® brand in San Luis Obispo County.
Roark Capital Group announced today that its affiliate has acquired a majority stake in Birmingham, Alabama-based Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Back Yard Burgers, a pioneer in the better burger category, announced today that Axum Capital Partners, a Charlotte, NC, based private equity firm, has acquired a controlling interest in the company from Pharos Capital Group, LLC.
EXIT Southeast Regional Owners, Stacy Strobl and Kenny Lynn, are expanding their Tennessee and Kentucky operations with the addition of Georgia and immediately announced plans to rapidly add and grow brokerages.
Real Living Real Estate today announced that McBryar Realty, one of Trenton’s leading real estate firms, has joined the network operating as Real Living Southern Realty.
CENTURY 21 Arizona Foothills today announced that it has merged with Solutions Real Estate, effectively expanding the presence of the CENTURY 21® brand in Maricopa and Pinal counties.
CENTURY 21 Lakeside Realty today announced that it acquired Gallagher, Clark and Carney Realty Group, the largest and top producing real estate company in Columbiana County.
Irish Beef, Inc., a restaurant management and investment company based in Dallas, TX, has acquired eight Arby’s restaurants in the Tucson area from Cardinal RB Arizona, LLC .
  • Jun 15th, 2017
  • By: Arby's
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GPS Hospitality, a rapidly growing BURGER KING® and Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen franchise, announced today that it is adding 11 Popeyes restaurants in its home state of Georgia.
Intero Franchise Services Inc. has acquired a franchise in Walnut Creek, expanding their coverage in the area to two locations.
Ignite Restaurant Group, owner of the Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap brands, announced that it has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Kelly Companies.
PostNet International Franchise Corporation (“PostNet”), a leading design, printing and shipping franchise with 660 locations in 9 countries, has been purchased by MBE Worldwide.
Orangetheory® Fitness announced today multi-unit franchisee Mark Molina has acquired rights to the Shelton, Connecticut studio, which will grand reopen under his leadership at the end of May.
Snap-on Incorporated announced that it has acquired Norbar Torque Tools Holdings Limited, along with its U.S. and Chinese joint ventures, (“Norbar”).
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes is now primed for extensive growth with the announcement of an acquisition of the MOOYAH brand by an affiliate of Balmoral Funds LLC ("Balmoral") and Gala Capital Partners.
The Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest parent companies of trade service brands, has completed the add-on acquisition of Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, a long-standing commercial groundskeeping service based in the United Kingdom.
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.

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