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Over the two decades, franchisee associations have become a mainstay of the franchise community. Much like the development of labor unions in this country, franchise systems have witnessed the development and rise of franchisee associations as a powerful vehicle of franchisee representation and negotiation.  While large franchise systems have co-existed with franchisee associations for decades, […]

The latest New Concept Report includes 71 new brands ranging from child-related to real estate concepts. For this update we found the following trends: Within the QSR sector the trend was away from high-calorie traditional American cuisine, with multiple Asian or Mediterranean entries, and a general bend towards healthier offerings. Within recreation, fitness and the education sectors an overarching […]

Just as the FRANdex had started showing signs of recovery in the previous quarter, the rise in take-private PE acquisitions created dents to the index performance in Q3-2018. FRANdex underperformed both the broad indices. While the S&P 500 rose by 4.8%, Russell 500 declined by 3.2%; in the same period FRANdex declined by 5.1% q-o-q. […]

On Senior-Care: It is not just the restaurant space that is abuzz with M&A activity, senior care industry is also seeing high acquisition trends in recent years. In 2017, there were 115 M&A transactions involving hospitals and health systems, marking the highest level of activity in at least 17 years. Read about it here. In […]

It is not just the restaurant space that is abuzz with M&A activity, senior care industry is also seeing high acquisition trends in recent years. In 2017, there were 115 M&A transactions involving hospitals and health systems, marking the highest level of activity in at least 17 years.[1] So far, there have been 84 home […]

 

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