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 […]

Taking a stroll around the Ballston-Clarendon area in suburban Arlington County, I was thrilled to find that new Orangetheory Fitness and 9Round franchises were going to open shortly. This was in a market where we already had a thriving One Life Fitness and a Gold’s Gym locations.  Fast forward several years later, one of the […]

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