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Deal or No Deal?: Due Diligence Key to Buying Bankrupt Franchises

Written for Multi-Unit Franchisee January 2010


Last issue we began the discussion of how buying assets out of bankruptcy court is time-consuming but usually easy - when done properly. But if you try to pi...

Written for Franchising.com

Buying assets out of bankruptcy court is time-consuming but usually easy. But if your target is a franchisee and you get choosy - meaning, for example, that you want to buy only 10 outlets in a bankrupt 20-outlet franchise restaurant chain -...

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “business valuation”?  Mathematics?  Formulas perhaps?  Maybe even WACC (weighted average cost of capital) for those of you with a MBA.  The end product of an appraisal is often a numerical value and p...

Written for HotelExecutive.com

At the beginning of each valuation assignment, the applicable standard of value must be specified. The standard of value is a definition of the type of value being sought, i.e., fair market value, financial value, or strategic value, to na...

Written for Nation's Restaurant News September 2007

(Sep. 24) Private-equity groups have eagerly stalked restaurant franchisors in recent years, snapping up such companies as Dunkin’ Brands, owner of the Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins and Togo’s chains, as well as Hambu...

Effective and efficient management is one of the most crucial factors to a business’ success and survival.  An essential responsibility of management is to formulate and execute strategies that increase shareholder value. This is often referred to as strategic planning...

Written for HotelExecutive.com

A combination of tangible and intangible assets is used to create and develop a brand. Apropos to the hotel industry, brand development involves the integration of a trademark with focused promotional strategies, effective advertising camp...

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