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Vantage Hospitality Acquires America’s Best Franchising

Vantage's Roger Bloss and America's Best Franchising Sterling Stoudenmire
Vantage CEO Bloss (left) with ABF CEO Stoudenmire at today’s announcement

CLEVELAND and ATLANTA – Vantage Hospitality Group announced this afternoon that it has entered into an agreement for an undisclosed amount to acquire America's Best Franchising.

Crazy Franchisor Pays An Extra $17M

Earlier this year I had concluded that the management at RFG were smarter than most after announcing it would move away from ever increasing abusive rents in shopping malls. Now I have 41 million reasons to conclude otherwise.

Beef ‘O’ Bradys Acquires the Brass Tap

A window of a Beef O Brady next to the University of Louisville, Kentucky
Front window of a Beef 'O' Brady, next to Univ. of Louisville

TAMPA, Fla. — Beef 'O' Brady's, a 213-unit franchise chain of sports pubs and restaurants, announced today that it has acquired the rights to franchise The Brass Tap, known for its 300 craft beers, wines and live music.

Australian Franchise Mergers and Acquisitions

Australian franchise mergers and acquisitions have been occurring for decades but with an evolving franchising culture, tighter margins, a highly competitive market and continuing low investor confidence, the need for franchise expansion can be expected to ramp up the incidence of mergers and acquisitions.  

Home Loan Franchisees Lose Own Home

In Australia, the Wizard Home Loans franchise was once an FCA award winning pet contributor.

7-Eleven Acquires Mobil Australia

7-Eleven Australia, has acquired the Mobil Oil Australia retail fuels business increasing network numbers from 400 to more than 650.

Being Absorbed By Another Franchisor

This is an interesting article in the recent Deacon’s Law Firm Newsletter, which will anger many franchisees that have experienced the turmoil of an acquisition.

Why Companies Neglect Vetting Franchisee Opinions In Pre Acquisition Due Diligence

I have been on all three sides of franchise system acquisitions.