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“When Private Equity Buys Your Franchisor”

A Sneak Peak at an Upcoming Program at the 2019 AAFD Franchisee Leadership Summit in September

Within the last decade, private equity firms have purchased many established franchisors, and have significantly changed the landscape of franchising. Indeed, some of the most established brands have changed hands from legacy owners to private investors. This movement reflects, on the one hand, a desire of legacy owners to move on to retirement or other ventures after many years at the helm and, on the other, the fact that franchising is a good business and a good investment.