Franchise Mergers & Acquisitions News
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
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
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
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
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. Announces Acquisition and Growth Agreement with Largest Franchise Partner, Vitaligent, LLC
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 Announces New Development Agreements with Franchisees and the Acquisition of Franchise Locations in Michigan and Ohio
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
Innovative Real Estate Franchise, AvenueWest Managed Corporate Housing, Announces New Ownership and a Strategic Vision for Growth
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
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
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
Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. Enters into Asset Purchase Agreement for the Sale of Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap
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
Award-winning Owner Acquires Orangetheory Fitness Shelton Studio Amidst Accelerated Connecticut Growth
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
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Announces Acquisition by Affiliate of Balmoral Funds LLC and Gala Capital Partners, LLC
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
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
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
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
Palm Beach Tan, the nation’s largest indoor tanning provider, announced it has acquired Memphis, Tenn. based Tan-N-Go Inc.
February 21st, 2017
Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that Andi Owen, global brand president of Banana Republic, will leave the company in late February.
January 25th, 2017
Hyatt Accelerates Growth Strategy Into Adjacent Spaces With Acquisition Of Wellness Leader Miraval Group
Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) today announced that Hyatt has acquired Miraval Group, the renowned provider of wellness and mindfulness experiences, from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners, LLC.
January 19th, 2017
Serving the region since 2005, Signs By Tomorrow is changing its name to Image360 – Houston/Spring, announced Owners Jeffrey and Angela Schimmels.
January 18th, 2017
Leading Suburban Chicago Residential Brokerage Team Acquires Another Keller Williams Office with Big Plans in Mind
Keller Williams North Pointe was recently acquired by a group of successful operators from the Keller Williams Glen Ellyn office in Chicago’s West Suburbs.
December 21st, 2016
Driven Brands, a portfolio company of Roark and the nation's leading automotive franchisor, today announced the acquisition of award-winning, Texas-based Express Lube.
December 13th, 2016
Keller Williams Realty Infinity and Keller Williams Premiere Properties, owned and operated by Pete Economos, has completed the merger of the Naperville, Ill. and Carol Stream, Ill.-based Weichert Kingsland Realty offices.
December 8th, 2016
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