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Andrae Marrocco presented on the topic “Life as a Franchise Clerk” at The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario 27th Annual Conference in Halifax – May 18, 2017.
Andrae Marrocco moderated the session on Franchise Mergers & Acquisitions with panelists Mike Bidwell, CEO of the Dwyer Group, Brian Romanzo, Assistant General Counsel of Driven Brands, and Andrew Sherman, Partner at Seyfarth Shaw at the 50th Annual International Franchise Association Legal Symposium in Washington DC – May 7-9, 2017.
Franchise systems present a valuable investment proposition for both strategic and financial purchasers. Entrepreneurs seeking out their next business venture, manufacturers in need of a distribution network for their products or services, and competitors looking to take advantage of synergies, economies of scale, expanded offerings, or growing market share – in each case – can achieve those investment goals through the acquisition of a franchise system.
Andrae Marrocco presented on the topic “The Purchase and Sale of Franchises and Franchise Systems” at the 16th Annual OBA Franchise Law Conference
Since the height of the financial crisis in 2008, the merger and acquisition deal flow has been patchy and fragmented.
Franchising has become one of the most popular business expansion options, one that is particularly effective when developing into international markets. Franchises that grow with a well-structured system, a thoroughly thought out plan, and exceptional legal documents have the best chance of success.
Franchise systems come in all shapes and sizes, and each has its unique elements. However, there are common aspects that underpin well-run franchise systems. A healthy franchisee-franchisor relationship is a good indicator of a healthy franchise system. Here are several elements that reflect a strong franchisee-franchisor relationship.
Andrae Marrocco presented on the topic of “Due Diligence in Franchise System Acquisitions” at the 2016 Canadian Franchise Association Law Day “Bridging Business and the Law” in Toronto – January 28, 2016