FRANalyst Fridays: M&A Bonanza, Publicity Stunts, and Debuts

June 15th, 2018 by Ritwik Donde

On M&A:

“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 systems.”

Read more here.

In the News:

Tilted Kilt Acquisition on Months-long Path [Nation’s Restaurant News]

Investment Firm High Bluff Buys Quiznos [Nation’s Best Restaurant News]

‘Big Ambitions’ as Harvest Acquires Dwyer Group [Franchise Times]

Loan Approvals Hit New Heights For Small Business Borrowers With Good Credit [Forbes]

Big Banks Are Losing Lending Business to Smaller Competitors and Here’s Why [CNBC]

IHOP Has Pulled Off A Successful Publicity Stunt — Now What? [Forbes]

Stearns Bank Named No. 1 Top Performing Bank in U.S. [Monitor Daily]

Dippin’ Dots and Doc Popcorn to Debut in China [Franchising.com]

Domino’s Pizza Unveils U.S. Infrastructure Project Filling Potholes [Yahoo Finance]

Take 5 Oil Change Now Franchising [Franchising.com]

Lending to Restaurant Franchises Proves Tempting, But Has the Moment Passed? [American Banker]

How the Learning Experience Continues to Grow its Childcare Network [Forbes]

Oasis Senior Advisors Names Sharon Cupach VP of Franchise Development [Franchising.com]

Minorities in Franchising [Franchising.com]

Capital Ideas: How to Get Lenders to “Yes” [Franchising.com]

Hotel Building Spree Continues, Hilton Adds 40 New Hotels [Franchise Times]

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