Franchise & Distribution Law

Andrae Marrocco Presents on Franchise Mergers & Acquisitions at the 50th Annual IFA Legal Symposium

IFA Legal Symposium 2017Andrae 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.  Continue reading

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Franchise & Distribution Law

Negotiating Critical Representations and Warranties in Franchise Mergers and Acquisitions – Part II

aba-forum-on-franchisingFranchise 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. Private equity firms are attracted by the robust, diversified, and continuous royalty streams; the proven (often internationally) business model; the potential for organic and rapid growth (without significant capital investment); and the goodwill and strength of an established brand that franchise systems can provide. Continue reading

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