The purpose of due diligence is to evaluate the nature and value of what is being acquired as well as to identify potential issues, risks, and liabilities. Put another way, a buyer’s objectives include ensuring that it receives the expected value in exchange for what it paid, evaluating any obstacles that may stand in the way of carrying out its strategic objectives for the business, and avoiding, ameliorating, or allocating as best as possible the risks associated with the acquisition.Continue reading
Franchise businesses have increasingly become a focus of M&A activity. This is in part due to greater interest and investment from private equity.
The franchise business model is by its nature unique.
Understanding its framework – and its moving parts – is paramount when engaging in any franchise M&A transaction.
In this inaugural post of the series, we address 3 high-level considerations to bear in mind for a franchise M&A deal.