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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.

Sola Salon Studios announced that a consortium of 3 investment groups acquired a majority interest in Sola Salon Studios.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced an agreement to acquire Two Roads Hospitality.
Funds advised by Apax Partners (the “Apax Funds") announced the acquisition of Authority Brands, a leading North American franchisor of home services, from PNC Riverarch Capital.
Sonic Corp. (“Sonic”) (NASDAQ: SONC) and Inspire Brands, Inc. (“Inspire”) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.
Focus Brands, Inc. ("FBI") today announced the successful completion of its previously announced tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Jamba, Inc. ("Jamba").
WellBiz Brands, Inc. announces it has acquired the Amazing Lash® Studio franchise brand.
SailTime Group LLC, the world’s leading boat membership franchise, recently announced the sale of their Rhode Island franchise to Bluenose Yacht Sales.
The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN) announced today that it has accepted an offer from Inspire Brands (Owner of Arby's®, Buffalo Wild Wings®, and R Taco®) to sell its 12.3% ownership interest in the company back to Inspire Brands for $450...
Dwyer Franchising, LLC ("Dwyer Group"), one of the world's largest parent companies of home service brands, has announced the acquisition of Mosquito Joe, the leading franchisor in the mosquito control services industry based in Virginia Beach, Va.
GNC Holdings, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved the appointment of Chief Executive Officer Ken Martindale to the additional role of Chairman, effective immediately.
Focus Brands Inc. (“FBI”) and Jamba, Inc. (Nasdaq:JMBA) (”Jamba”) today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement.
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Engel & Völkers announced its latest South Florida expansion as Irving Padron acquires the rights to Engel & Völkers Sunny Isles Beach.
Park today announced that he and Michael Staenberg have made a substantial investment and acquired an equity interest in the popular café bakery brand La Boulangerie de San Francisco, founded by acclaimed French baker Pascal Rigo.
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery®, a sports Pub where “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good®” is on the brink of being acquired.
sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt is expanding its customer reach in Reno with two additional locations previously operated by U-Swirl.
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited announced that it has successfully closed the acquisition of the company which owns and operates the Helly Hansen brands and related businesses.
Golden Gate Capital announced that it has acquired The Learning Experience, one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing academies of early education for children six weeks to six years old.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is pleased to confirm that its acquisition of a 51% stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts (‘Regent’) has now completed.
Westaff and Remedy Intelligent Staffing New Orleans have joined forces to provide a total industry-leading staffing solution for clients seeking administrative, industrial and technical professionals in metro and greater New Orleans.
Valvoline Inc. announced today that its franchisee, Big River Quality Auto Inc., has acquired a quick lube location in Evansville, Indiana, that is now operating as a Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) service center.
Valvoline Inc. announced today that it has acquired a quick lube location in the greater Detroit area, that is now operating as a company-owned Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) service center.
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Valvoline Inc. announced today its franchisee, Henley Pacific SF, LLC, has acquired four quick lube locations in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Valvoline Inc. announced that it has acquired a quick lube location in Peoria, Arizona, that is now operating as a company-owned Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) service center.
Dwyer Franchising, LLC announced it has been acquired by Harvest Partners, LP (“Harvest Partners” or “Harvest”), a New York-based private equity firm.
Brownsville, Texas based Pronto Insurance is a big player in the non-standard auto insurance market in its home state.
Valvoline Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business assets of Great Canadian Oil Change.
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase the company, controlled by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which owns and operates the Helly Hansen brands and related businesses.
Global Franchise Group® (GFG) has named Geoff Goodman Executive Vice President of the iconic and popular Round Table Pizza brand.
Century 21 JWC Florida Realty announced that it has acquired Cooperative Real Estate Group, and under the leadership of Giuseppe “Joe” Pistone and Peggy Clemente, the office will now operate as Century 21 Keystone Realty.
sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt acquired five New York-based Hoopla Frozen Yogurt locations in Camillus, Middletown, New Hartford, Newburgh, and Poughkeepsie on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

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