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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.

WellBiz Brands, Inc. has formally established a separate business unit, Elements Corporate Ventures, to purchase, operate and build corporate Elements Massage studios.
Valvoline Inc. announced that it has acquired a quick lube location in Greeneville, Tennessee, that is now operating as a company-owned Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) service center.
HomeSmart International has acquired Coldwell Banker Trails and Paths and its 65 agents in Mesa, Ariz., expanding its total network agent count to more than 14,500 and increasing its footprint to 133 office locations in 17 states.
BrightStar Care, the nation’s leading in-home care franchise, is expanding its nationwide presence even further starting with the acquisition of Iowa’s top homecare agency, HomeChoice Senior Care.
Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC announced that its independently owned and operated affiliate Harborside Sotheby's International Realty in Massachusetts has merged with Sagan Realtors.
Dunkin’ Donuts announced Keith Lusby, 47, as the company’s new Vice President, Media.
HRI Holdings, Inc. (HRI), parent company to the Chem-Dry® Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning and N-Hance® Wood Refinishing franchise businesses, announced today the acquisition of Delta Disaster Services.
Altamont Capital Partners (Altamont) announced that it has acquired PF Eastern NC, the largest Planet Fitness franchisee in North Carolina.
Dwyer Franchising, LLC (“Dwyer Group”), one of the world’s largest parent companies of trade service brands, has completed the add-on acquisition of Property Management Business Solutions, LLC.
Smashburger concept announced that Jollibee Foods Corporation (PSE: JFC) has agreed to acquire an additional 45 percent of the Smashburger brand for $100M USD, bringing JFC ownership stake to 85 percent.
ComForCare Health Care Holdings LLC, the premier in-home care provider, and CarePatrol, the nation's largest senior placement franchise, have entered an agreement for ComForCare to acquire CarePatrol.
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Coverall North America, Inc., one of the leading franchisors in the commercial cleaning industry, today announced it has acquired Orlando-based 4444 International, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc., the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry, today announced that it has closed on the acquisition of approximately 1,030 Sunoco convenience stores located in 17 states.
  • Jan 24th, 2018
  • By: 7-Eleven
  • 50    0
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
  • 19    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
  • 244    6
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.
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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
  • 79    10
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.

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