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Private Equity in International Franchising

Private Equity in International Franchising

The article examines private equity's role in franchising generally and more specifically in international franchising by considering private equity and international franchising from a variety of distinct perspectives—that of the US private equity investor; that of the US acquisition counsel; that of the general counsel of a target firm; and that of a European outside counsel. The authors examine the history and growth of private equity; private equity and franchising viewed from a European perspective; the attraction of franchising to private equity and characteristics of the relationship; some of the legal issues arising in a PE group's acquisition and operation of a franchise system; and ways in which the interests and perspectives of a private equity and a franchise system may diverge.

The article was co-authored by Carolyn J. Vardi, James J. Goodman, Andrew P. Loewinger, Gilles Menguy and Ted P. Pearce.

A version of this article was published in the International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2013, pp 3-20, London, Claerhout Publishing Ltd.


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