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New deals are being negotiated and inked every day. Don't miss the news on any deal, whether it's a strategic franchise company merger or an acquisition by a high-rolling private equity firm. Get the scoop on who's buying and who's selling, gain critical insight into trends, and hone in on the opportunities as franchising continues to shake out and adjust to the new economic reality.

Marriott International announced today the company has reached an agreement with the board of Elegant Hotels Group plc on the terms of a recommended all cash offer for Elegant.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced that it has purchased the 270-room W New York – Union Square in the heart of Manhattan's dynamic Union Square neighborhood.
Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn working with its development partners Greenleaf Group and Warren Private, has secured a deal for a new Premier Inn hotel in Cork city centre, marking its first site in Ireland outside of Dublin.
Scooter’s Coffee, a locally owned specialty coffee business with more than 230 locations in 15 states and 200+ franchise commitments, today announced it has plans to acquire Omaha-based Crane Coffee.
PuroClean today announced that CEO and Chairman Mark W. Davis and Vice Chairman Frank Torre are now 100% owners of the PuroClean franchise system, finalizing their acquisition of the business.
Valvoline Inc. announced today that is has acquired a quick lube location in Southeast Washington that is now operating as a Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) service center.
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX:CTC, TSX:CTC.A) today announced that it has successfully closed the previously announced acquisition of Party City's Canadian business.
Quaker Hospitality Holdings has purchased 18 Penn Station East Coast Subs restaurants in Dayton and Cincinnati.
Driven Brands, North America’s leading group of automotive aftermarket brands, today announced its acquisition of ABRA Automotive Systems LP, the franchising subsidiary of ABRA Auto Body Repair of America (‘ABRA’).
Valvoline Inc. announced today that is has acquired a quick lube location in the Detroit market that is now operating as a Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) service center.
I Heart Mac & Cheese announced the sale of its Tallahassee, Florida corporate store to franchise group Fidelity Enterprises LLC.
Muscle Maker Grill announced the acquisition of one of its previously franchise-owned locations in Midtown Manhattan. The now corporate-owned restaurant is located at 1099 2nd Ave in New York, NY.
Best Life Brands, LLC has completed the acquisition of Blue Moon Estate Sales, the nation's industry-leading estate sale franchise based in North Carolina.
Famous Dave's of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE), completed its holding company reorganization whereby Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of a new public holding company, BBQ Holdings, Inc.
Hoffman Southwest is Roto-Rooter's largest independent franchise operator. The acquisition means that Roto-Rooter takes over fourteen franchise service operations in the western U.S.
ZorAbility, an advisory and investment strategy firm for emerging franchise brands, announced it has acquired GetFried, a 12-unit, French fry-focused, quick service restaurant concept. Terms of the deal were finalized June 25, 2019.
Matt Woodcock is ready to help Fibrenew enter next-level franchise growth mode.
Huddle House, Inc. has made a strategic purchase of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, the storied and iconic chain with approximately 342 locations, which has become a staple in communities throughout the United States and Canada.
Self Esteem Brands, the parent company of Anytime Fitness, has purchased The Bar Method – a popular, low-impact fitness franchise with 123 studios across 30 states and Canada.
Mobile and facility-based, professional dog training businesses The Dog Wizard and The Upbeat K9™ recently merged to create the third-largest franchised dog training company in the United States.
Ace Hardware Corporation, the world's largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Handyman Matters, a franchisor of home repair, maintenance, and improvement services based in Denver, Colorado.
Today, Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), a leader in the casual dining industry, completed the acquisition of 116 Chili's® Grill & Bar restaurants from its 14-year franchisee, ERJ Dining.
Valvoline Inc. announced today its franchisee, Metrolube Companies, has acquired a quick-lube location that is now operating as a Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) service center in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today announced that, following the completion of the planned spin-off of Old Navy, the new public company, currently referred to as NewCo, will retain the Gap Inc. name.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC announced today that its largest franchisee and the number one Greater Houston Metropolitan area brokerage Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene has merged with Heritage Texas Properties.
Liberty Tax, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) whereby Liberty Tax will acquire Sears Hometown’s Outlet business as well as its Buddy’s Home Furnishings...
Valvoline Inc announced today that is has acquired a quick lube in The Woodlands area of metro Houston that is now operating as a company-owned Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) service center.
Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain business assets of Minit Lube in Alberta, Canada.
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FLWS), a leading provider of gifts designed to help customers express, connect and celebrate, today announced that it has completed its purchase of the Shari’s Berries brand.
Liberty Tax, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Liberty Tax will acquire The Vitamin Shoppe in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $208 million.

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