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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.

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and La Quinta Holdings Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Wyndham Worldwide will acquire La Quinta’s hotel franchise and hotel management businesses.
ERA Real Estate has acquired local brokerage Pam McDowell Properties, nearly doubling its independent sales agent count and enhancing its market presence in the region.
  • Jan 16th, 2018
  • By: ERA
  • 9    0
Crunch Fitness Franchise announced today that its Connecticut-based franchisee, Fitness Holdings LLC, has acquired Boost Fitness, the largest independent fitness chain in Central Massachusetts.
  • Jan 9th, 2018
  • By: Crunch
  • 49    0
Recognizing another record-setting year, Restoration 1® is ringing in the New Year with momentum from an aggressive franchise and service expansion in 2017.
Planet Fitness, Inc. announced that it has acquired a franchise group representing 6 franchise stores operating in Suffolk County, New York.
Church’s Chicken® announced the sale of 70 company-owned restaurants to a new franchise operator, Ampler Chicken LLC, and the sale of 6 Atlanta-area restaurants to Sal Kabiruddin of KSH Chicken Restaurants LLC.
Ron Savell acquired operations of all Mugshots Grill & Bar franchised locations under his company, Chers Restaurant Group, LLC, based in Hattiesburg, MS.
Sentinel Capital Partners announced that it has acquired Captain D’s, the franchisor and operator of 530 Captain D’s restaurants in 21 U.S. states.
Fast-casual restaurant chain, Corner Bakery Cafe, has purchased seven Philadelphia area cafes from its Newtown, Pennsylvania based franchisee, The Rose Group.
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.
Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (“ARG”) and Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (Nasdaq: BWLD) (“BWW”) announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement.
  • Nov 28th, 2017
  • By: Arby's
  • 61    0
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Art Van Furniture announced that it has acquired two privately-held Pennsylvania furniture companies, Pittsburgh-based Levin Furniture and Altoona-based Wolf Furniture.
AtWork Group has announced their recent merger with local employment agency Momentum Specialized Staffing.
Mighty Distributing System is pleased to announce that STC Management, LLC has become the latest Jiffy Lube group to acquire a Mighty Auto Parts franchise.
Grease Monkey International, LLC, (dba FullSpeed Automotive™), one of the nation’s largest independent franchisors of automotive quick-lube centers, was acquired recently by CenterOak Partners LLC.
Beeline Bikes, the largest full-service mobile bike shop in the country, announced today the acquisition of its Northern California locations by local entrepreneur Bzur Haun.
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.
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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.
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.

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