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This week includes insights on M&A activity, apprenticeships in franchising, a new brand, and brand leadership changes. M &A Activity has picked up in the last quarter within franchise lodging brands. Red Lion Hotels bought out Knights Inn; Choice Hotels International bought WoodSpring Suites; Wyndham made a couple of noteworthy single-brand deals, first picking up […]

FRANdata developed and uses the FRANdex  to see how franchising is performing against other indexes like the Dow Jones. With the recent crash of the Dow, we take a look at the impact it’s had on franchising.   The falling stock market crash had a significant impact on companies in the FRANdex: Its periodic decline […]

Why Should You Care? If your franchisees or prospects need financing, you should care. The SBA Directory helps lenders check if a brand CAN obtain SBA financing, while the Franchise Registry is utilized by lenders to see if brands SHOULD obtain financing.     We use the umbrella term “lenders” but, in reality, a loan […]

FRANdex outperformed both the S&P 500 and the Russell 2000 in Q3 2017, however its Q-o-Q growth lagged the Russell 2000 index. For the quarter, the S&P 500 was up 5.51%, and the Russell 2000 gained 6.57%. Returns for franchise companies increased by 5.53%. The non-food segment led gains with a 10.30% Q-o-Q return. Food […]

Lenders Counter with Technology Solutions The historically flat yield curve and rising internal costs are reducing small business lending profitability, pushing lenders into a classic capital for labor shift – relying more on technology to evaluate brands and borrowers.  In a poll of more than 150 Lenders– 89% found that evaluating the franchise brand’s credit profile […]