FRANalyst Fridays: M&A Trends

November 1st, 2019 by Ritwik Donde

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.”

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In the News:

  • Dennis R. Maple Named CEO of Goddard Systems, Inc. [Business Wire]
  • Founding Investors of Wetzel’s Pretzels & Blaze Pizza Franchise Fast-Casual Dining Concept [Restaurant News]
  • California Tortilla Plans NJ Expansion with 20 Locations [NJ Biz]
  • Meineke Offering Prospective Franchisees Royalty Discount through Year-end [Tire Business]
  • Inspire to Acquire Jimmy John’s [Nation’s Restaurant News]
  • Burger King’s ‘Whopper Detour’ Wins Top Honors at the 60th Clio Awards [AdAge]
  • Marriott CEO Says Cutting Out Single-use Toiletries will Save 500million Plastic Bottle per Year [WBUR]
  • Teriyaki Madness Embraces Change to Emphasize Franchisee Profitability [Restaurant News]
  • How the CEO who turned Arby’s into a successful brand uses ‘active listening’ to solve workplace challenges [Business Insider]
  • Miami Grill Unveils Aggressive Florida Expansion [QSR]
  • Slapfish Draws Mac Haik Investment [Nation’s Restaurant News]
  • Ninja Nation Launches Global Franchise Program [Yahoo Finance]
  • Planet Fitness Franchisee Taymax Acquires 14 Clubs in FL and GA [Club Industry]
  • Where Franchises are Most Prominent [Lending Tree]
  • PE-backed Best Life Brands Acquires Blue Moon Estate Sales [PE Hub]
  • How Fast-growing Tropical Smoothie Keeps Chugging [Restaurant Business]
  • $30 for a Single SoulCycle Class? Not When a Recession Hits [Bloomberg]
  • Capriotti’s Inks Deal for 17 Locations [Fast Casual]
  • Famous Dave’s Reports Consummation of Holding Company Reorganization [Franchising.com]
  • Juice It Up! Taps Jamba Veteran to Lead Operations [Restaurant News]
  • Krystal to Sell 100-150 Company-owned Restaurants to Franchisees [Restaurant News]
  • Pieology Expanding into China; Expects to Double in Size by 2025 [Restaurant News]

 

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