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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.

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
  • 136    0
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.
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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.
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
  • 236    240
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.
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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.
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
  • 187    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
  • 130    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.

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