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Sonic Corp. (“Sonic”) (NASDAQ: SONC) and Inspire Brands, Inc. (“Inspire”) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.
September 25th, 2018
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").
September 14th, 2018
SailTime Group LLC, the world’s leading boat membership franchise, recently announced the sale of their Rhode Island franchise to Bluenose Yacht Sales.
September 13th, 2018
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...
August 16th, 2018
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.
August 14th, 2018
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.
August 3rd, 2018
Focus Brands Inc. (“FBI”) and Jamba, Inc. (Nasdaq:JMBA) (”Jamba”) today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement.
August 2nd, 2018
Engel & Völkers announced its latest South Florida expansion as Irving Padron acquires the rights to Engel & Völkers Sunny Isles Beach.
August 1st, 2018
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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.
July 23rd, 2018
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery®, a sports Pub where “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good®” is on the brink of being acquired.
July 17th, 2018
sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt is expanding its customer reach in Reno with two additional locations previously operated by U-Swirl.
July 17th, 2018
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.
July 5th, 2018
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.
July 2nd, 2018
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is pleased to confirm that its acquisition of a 51% stake in Regent Hotels & Resorts (‘Regent’) has now completed.
July 2nd, 2018
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.
June 29th, 2018
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.
June 25th, 2018
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.
June 21st, 2018
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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.
June 18th, 2018
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.
June 11th, 2018
Dwyer Franchising, LLC announced it has been acquired by Harvest Partners, LP (“Harvest Partners” or “Harvest”), a New York-based private equity firm.
June 4th, 2018
Brownsville, Texas based Pronto Insurance is a big player in the non-standard auto insurance market in its home state.
May 25th, 2018
Valvoline Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business assets of Great Canadian Oil Change.
May 18th, 2018
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.
May 10th, 2018
Global Franchise Group® (GFG) has named Geoff Goodman Executive Vice President of the iconic and popular Round Table Pizza brand.
May 9th, 2018
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.
May 1st, 2018
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.
April 30th, 2018
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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.
April 20th, 2018
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.
April 16th, 2018
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.
April 3rd, 2018
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.
March 30th, 2018
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.
March 27th, 2018
Altamont Capital Partners (Altamont) announced that it has acquired PF Eastern NC, the largest Planet Fitness franchisee in North Carolina.
March 5th, 2018
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.
February 27th, 2018
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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.
February 13th, 2018
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.
February 7th, 2018
Coverall North America, Inc., one of the leading franchisors in the commercial cleaning industry, today announced it has acquired Orlando-based 4444 International, Inc.
February 1st, 2018
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.
January 24th, 2018
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.
January 18th, 2018
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.
January 16th, 2018
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.
January 9th, 2018
Recognizing another record-setting year, Restoration 1® is ringing in the New Year with momentum from an aggressive franchise and service expansion in 2017.
January 3rd, 2018
Planet Fitness, Inc. announced that it has acquired a franchise group representing 6 franchise stores operating in Suffolk County, New York.
January 3rd, 2018
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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.
December 29th, 2017
Ron Savell acquired operations of all Mugshots Grill & Bar franchised locations under his company, Chers Restaurant Group, LLC, based in Hattiesburg, MS.
December 26th, 2017
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.
December 18th, 2017
Fast-casual restaurant chain, Corner Bakery Cafe, has purchased seven Philadelphia area cafes from its Newtown, Pennsylvania based franchisee, The Rose Group.
December 14th, 2017
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.
December 7th, 2017
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.
November 28th, 2017
Art Van Furniture announced that it has acquired two privately-held Pennsylvania furniture companies, Pittsburgh-based Levin Furniture and Altoona-based Wolf Furniture.
November 27th, 2017
AtWork Group has announced their recent merger with local employment agency Momentum Specialized Staffing.
November 21st, 2017
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.
November 15th, 2017
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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.
November 10th, 2017
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.
November 7th, 2017
Real Living Real Estate announced that independent, boutique brokerage firm Freedom Realty & Property Management has joined the network.
October 11th, 2017
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.
October 4th, 2017
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.
October 4th, 2017
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.
October 3rd, 2017
Denver-based Homewatch International, franchisor of Homewatch CareGivers, has been acquired by Authority Brands, LLC backed by PNC Riverarch Capital.
September 15th, 2017
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.
September 7th, 2017
Cambridge Automotive Group (CAG) has acquired two existing Maaco locations surrounding Houston, TX.
August 23rd, 2017
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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.
August 11th, 2017
AvenueWest Global Franchise, LLC the industry’s leader in managed corporate housing, announces new ownership and vision for growth through a management buyout.
August 1st, 2017
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.
July 28th, 2017
Wyndham Hotel Group today announced plans to acquire the Minnesota-based AmericInn® hotel brand and its management company, Three Rivers Hospitality, from Northcott Hospitality.
July 18th, 2017
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.
July 18th, 2017
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate GoldLeaf in Fresno announced today the acquisition of The W Group.
July 13th, 2017
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.
July 13th, 2017
Roark Capital Group announced today that its affiliate has acquired a majority stake in Birmingham, Alabama-based Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
July 12th, 2017
Back Yard Burgers, a pioneer in the better burger category, announced today that Axum Capital Partners, a Charlotte, NC, based private equity firm, has acquired a controlling interest in the company from Pharos Capital Group, LLC.
July 11th, 2017
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EXIT Southeast Regional Owners, Stacy Strobl and Kenny Lynn, are expanding their Tennessee and Kentucky operations with the addition of Georgia and immediately announced plans to rapidly add and grow brokerages.
June 29th, 2017
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