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Franchise restaurant M&A is making a comeback, but this time with a difference. Instead of targeting privately held franchises, investors are largely favoring publicly listed franchises this year. The number of “public-to-private” deals, where a private equity group buys a listed company, hit 152 last year, up from 94 in 2016. The all-time high of […]

On Real Estate: “Part of the secret to success is finding the right location. When it comes to opening a business, the three most important decisions many franchise partners will make are “location, location and location.” With a signed franchise agreement, a pocket full of financing and a solid plan ready to go, waiting to […]

Part of the secret to success is finding the right location. When it comes to opening a business, the three most important decisions many franchise partners will make are “location, location and location.” With a signed franchise agreement, a pocket full of financing and a solid plan ready to go, waiting to get started for […]

Is there a forecast tool that can help franchisees pick brands with higher growth potential? Whether you’re a buy-and-hold investor or looking for a quicker return building a new unit and selling it, the ability of a brand to expand over time obviously influences your investment decision but how do you evaluate that ability? Is […]

“Nothing stays the same forever. In a world where things are always changing, sometimes you have to think about who you are and where you stand—and figure out whether or not it’s time for a refresh or a total change in direction. At its peak, Blockbuster Video had more than 9,000 stores. But starting next week, […]

 

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