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The Franchise Industry is on the Verge of Massive Change with Private Equity's Potential $8 Billion Acquisition of Jersey Mike's The Franchise Industry is on the Verge of Massive Change with Private Equity's Potential $8 Billion Acquisition of Jersey Mike's

This article is a follow-up to my short blog post - Entrepreneur asked me to elaborate on the pending Jersey Mike's and Subway acquisitions by private equity. Two iconic brands. Two massive transactions. Company culture in the spotlight as rarely seen in PE deals.

Categories: All, Impact on franchising, Trends

3 Ways to Get on the Road to Franchising - and How to Find the Right Business for You 3 Ways to Get on the Road to Franchising - and How to Find the Right Business for You

Although franchising contributes significantly to the US economy, most US business schools lack dedicated franchising curriculums. These three sources will help you get started and find out which franchise is right for you.

Categories: All, Prospective franchisees

Jersey Mike's May Be Contemplating $8B PE Sale Jersey Mike's May Be Contemplating $8B PE Sale

Today many new brands are launched to quickly “flip” the business to PE. Jersey Mike’s is one of the remaining large-scale, as-yet-unaffiliated brands built in a time when culture came first. In my view, if Cancro is seriously contemplating a PE transaction it is more of a watershed moment in franchising than Subway’s pending sale to Roark.

Categories: All, Impact on franchising, Trends

Why Most Franchises Might Not Attract Private Equity Investment Why Most Franchises Might Not Attract Private Equity Investment

While PE dominates franchising, some brands are NOT well positioned to attract private equity. If you want to attract a private capital partner but PE isn't knocking, if PE looked and passed, or if you got a lowball offer - hear that market feedback and make changes.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Impact on franchising, Trends

Innovative Financing Technique Gaining Traction in Franchising - And It's a Big Factor in the Potential $9.5B Subway Acquisition Innovative Financing Technique Gaining Traction in Franchising - And It's a Big Factor in the Potential $9.5B Subway Acquisition

One of the positive changes regarding Private Equity’s use of debt in franchise investments, especially in larger systems, has been a switch from other debt strategies to whole business securitization, which uses the cash flows from franchise royalties to raise more capital. This approach requires franchisors to remain focused on unit health and long-term brand sustainability in order to maintain access capital markets. #bigmoneyinfranchising #franchiseinvesting #privateequity #franchising

Categories: All, Impact on franchising, Trends

Why Aren't New Franchise Openings Keeping Up With New License Sales? Why Aren't New Franchise Openings Keeping Up With New License Sales?

Franchise sales conferences are packed and lead channels are full. There is more interest in starting a business than ever before. But net franchise unit growth remains flat. Why?

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Prospective franchisees, Trends

Franchise Euphoria Podcast: What Founders & Franchisees Should Consider About Private Equity Franchise Euphoria Podcast: What Founders & Franchisees Should Consider About Private Equity

In this podcast we talk about private equity in franchising, pros and cons, mistakes, the impact on franchisees and other stakeholders, and how prospective franchisees can use PE techniques to make better franchise purchase decisions. We also talk extensively about emerging brands, things to avoid, and recruiting that first brave franchisee.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

2024: Top Women in Franchising 2024: Top Women in Franchising

Each year, 1851 Franchise does a roundup of the most influential and successful women in the franchising industry. In this installment, we speak with Alicia Miller, founder and managing director of Emergent Growth Advisors.

Categories: All, Building smart, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

New California Proposal Would Require 3rd Party Franchise Sales Disclosure New California Proposal Would Require 3rd Party Franchise Sales Disclosure

New California Proposal Would Require 3rd Party Franchise Sales Disclosure

Categories: All, Prospective franchisees, Trends

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