FRANalyst Fridays: On Private Equity, Updates on Subway, Acquisitions, and More

June 1st, 2018 by Ritwik Donde

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 FRANdata’s internal database.

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