Franchise systems present a valuable investment proposition for both strategic and financial investors. The franchise business model as an expansion strategy has been on the rise across the globe for many years, and its growth together with its contributions to national gross domestic product (GDP) and job creation have outperformed other sectors and business models. Moreover, franchise systems have progressed well beyond traditional quick service restaurants to many other industries and sectors. Unsurprisingly, franchise businesses have increasingly become a focus for M&A deals, some of them large and complex. Take, for example, the recent Burger King C$14.6 billion acquisition and tax inversion involving Tim Hortons.

Read the complete “Franchise M&A” chapter from the latest edition of the Mergers & Acquisitions (2017) title published by Getting the Deal Through.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Getting the Deal Through: Mergers & Acquisitions 2017, (published in May 2017; contributing editor:  Alan M Klein, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP) For further information please visit GTDT Mergers & Acquisitions. The chapter and any of its contents may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or downloaded or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of Getting the Deal Through.

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