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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.

Sentinel Capital Partners announced the acquisition of Pet Supplies Plus (“PSP”), the third largest pet specialty chain in the U.S. and the largest “independent” pet-specialty operator. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Alliance Franchise Brands LLC, a world leader in marketing, print and graphic communications, announced the acquisition of RSVP Publications by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Allegra Holdings LLC.
Engel & Völkers Miami today announced the acquisition of Select Realty Group, an independent boutique brokerage in Miami.
Authority Brands, LLC announced today the purchase of Mosquito Squad. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition represents the second brand addition for Authority Brands since October 2018.
RB American Group LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flynn Restaurant Group LP, today announced that it has acquired 368 Arby’s® restaurants throughout the U.S. from United States Beef Corporation (US Beef).
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), announced that its U.S. business has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire QuikOrder, a leading online ordering software and service provider for the restaurant industry.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced that Hyatt has completed the previously announced acquisition of Two Roads Hospitality.
Tom Lovelace Company, LLC today announced the acquisition of nine Company-­owned stores and four franchise-owned stores in the Dallas, Texas area.
ntero, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., is proud to reveal several key announcements for the month of November.
Mosquito Joe, a Neighborly company, entered the final quarter of 2018 with strong upward momentum following its third quarter acquisition by Neighborly.
Valvoline Inc. said that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the business assets of Oil Changers Inc., which has 31 franchised quick lube centers in Ontario.
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Self Esteem Brands, the parent company of Anytime Fitness, has purchased a new fitness concept with plans to franchise it worldwide.
Realty Executives International is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of the Realty Executives Great Lakes Region, a territory that includes Illinois, Indiana and parts of Michigan.
Xponential Fitness, owned by Anthony Geisler and Snapdragon Capital, announced today the addition of Pure Barre to its family of brands.
Authority Brands, LLC announced today the purchase of America’s Swimming Pool Company (“ASP”).
Under the agreement, Daphne’s parent, Elite Restaurant Group (based in Los Angeles) will rebrand Noon Mediterranean’s 12 units under the Daphne’s Banner.
Painting with a Twist, the original and largest paint and sip franchise, announced the acquisition of Bottle & Bottega, an art and wine concept with 20 studios in nine states.
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.
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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.
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.

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