Sell – Side Advisory
Our hallmark service is sell-side advisory, otherwise known as sell-side mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Simply put, this is the process of selling a franchisee’s business at the highest price and on the best terms with the least risk. We offer our franchise clients access to Unbridled Capital’s record-breaking success rate of around 90% in closing billions of dollars of M&A assignments over many years.
We have access to thousands of buyers, franchisees, investors, family offices, private equity firms and new operators who 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 brands that have large regional or national footprints, and we seek clients who have strong, sustainable, growth-oriented businesses.
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, leases, 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 a gain, 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 (best EBITDA multiples & cap rates) and under the best possible terms while reducing stress and deal risk associated with a transaction.