Mergers & Acquisitions

Our hallmark service is sell-side M&A. We have access to thousands of buyers, investors, new operators, and private equity firms that are seeking to acquire myriad franchise companies. Our scope is not limited by deal size; for the right assignment, we will represent individual owners or the largest franchisees in the country. We target particular brands that have large regional or national footprints.

In the course of selling a company, however big or small, a business owner needs both access to buyers and expertise in navigating the process of a sale. Selling a franchise business involves financing considerations, contracts, employees, and franchise approvals, among other things. There are many reasons why a business owner would be interested in selling; some of these include selling to realize capital gains, retirement, partner disputes, or distress. Regardless of the reason, Unbridled Capital’s core business is helping owners understand the value of their companies and then selling them at the highest prices and under the best possible terms.

Under current market conditions, franchise revenues are generally increasing, interest rates remain low, and buyers have considerable access to capital; therefore, many owners are achieving higher than expected prices for the sale of their companies (as measured by EBITDA multiples for business operations and cap rates on real estate).