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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
Real Living Real Estate today announced that McBryar Realty, one of Trenton’s leading real estate firms, has joined the network operating as Real Living Southern Realty.
June 29th, 2017
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.
June 19th, 2017
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.
June 16th, 2017
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.
June 8th, 2017
Intero Franchise Services Inc. has acquired a franchise in Walnut Creek, expanding their coverage in the area to two locations.
June 8th, 2017
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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.
June 7th, 2017
PostNet International Franchise Corporation (“PostNet”), a leading design, printing and shipping franchise with 660 locations in 9 countries, has been purchased by MBE Worldwide.
May 15th, 2017
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.
May 8th, 2017
Snap-on Incorporated announced that it has acquired Norbar Torque Tools Holdings Limited, along with its U.S. and Chinese joint ventures, (“Norbar”).
May 4th, 2017
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.
May 3rd, 2017
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.
May 2nd, 2017
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.
April 28th, 2017
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.
April 24th, 2017
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.
April 18th, 2017
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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.
April 18th, 2017
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.
April 10th, 2017
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.
April 5th, 2017
Woodcraft Supply, LLC, has purchased Midwest Woodworkers, a 38-year-old Omaha, Nebraska-based company that sells woodworking equipment and supplies.
April 4th, 2017
Restaurant Brands International Inc. today announced that it expects to complete the acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.
March 30th, 2017
Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation has entered into an agreement with Green Home Solutions to acquire its residential mosquito and tick control franchises.
March 28th, 2017
BirthdayPak is pleased to announce the acquisition of YOUnique Moments, a direct marketing company based in Minnesota.
March 21st, 2017
The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc. has announced the new ownership and reopening of its Louisville, Kentucky location at 2045 S. Hurstbourne Parkway.
March 20th, 2017
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.
March 13th, 2017
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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.
March 7th, 2017
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