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The M&A story in the franchise world continues to roll on as we head into mid-2018. FRANdata identified 14 major transactions that took place in 2018, up to June. While 2017 was marked by private equity interest in mid-to-small sized franchises, the trend for this year marks the beginning of private exits from legacy franchise […]

On NFL things: “According to a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, 15.7% of NFL players filed for bankruptcy 12 years after retiring. Sports Illustrated, in a 2009 report, estimated that 60% of NBA players go bankrupt within 5 years after leaving the sport.” Read more here. In the News: Pincho Factory […]

They’ve won trophies and championship rings. They’ve been feted by the press and the public. They have millions in the bank. And now, they are the prime candidate for franchise ownership. According to a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, 15.7% of NFL players filed for bankruptcy 12 years after retiring. Sports […]

FRANdata was commissioned by Forbes yet again to create a ranking of the best and worst franchises. Forbes’ purpose for this ranking was to give people who are looking into buying a franchise a bird’s eye view of how different franchises’ health and appeal measure up. The ranking was based on performance and revenue metrics […]

On Franchisee Popularity with PE Firms: Mergers and acquisitions within franchisees have become more of a commonplace over the past three years as resale activity gain traction in franchising; take, for instance, the levels of transfer activity in franchise systems. These have increased from slightly over 3% to almost 5% between 2014 and 2017, according […]

 

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