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Buoyed by growing consumer spending and growth in disposable income levels, FRANdex achieved major year-over-year gains in 2019. In the year, franchise companies’ (excluding McDonald’s) annual returns were almost like those achieved by the S&P 500 and the Russell 2000 indices. Hospitality franchises were the major gainers in the year, up 34.5% y-o-y; overall the […]

On Star Power: “It’s not a big secret that many TV celebrities venture into the business world at the top of their profession and limelight. Many TV stars have attempted to start their own businesses and brands. But in recent times, an increasing number of reality TV stars are turning to franchising to build their […]

It’s not a big secret that many TV celebrities venture into the business world at the top of their profession and limelight. Many TV stars have attempted to start their own businesses and brands. But in recent times, an increasing number of reality TV stars are turning to franchising to build their brand-power and to […]

On M&A: “The merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity in North America has continued its pace in 2019, with 4,754 deals worth $849.7 billion closing in the first half of 2019. Dozens of mega-deals have been announced, potentially setting up a healthy back half of the year as well.” Click here to read more. In the […]

The merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity in North America has continued its pace in 2019, with 4,754 deals worth $849.7 billion closing in the first half of 2019. Dozens of mega-deals have been announced, potentially setting up a healthy back half of the year as well. The popularity of PE as an asset class has […]

 

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