Franchise Group Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Consumer ServicesCompany

Franchise Group has acquired 9 companies, including 9 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Franchise Group’s largest acquisition to date was in 2021, when it acquired Pet Supplies Plus for $700M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold JTH Tax to NextPoint Financial for $252M. Franchise Group has acquired in 6 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include retail (72%) and business services (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity8
    • M&A Buy Activity7
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 6

Franchise Group

Franchise Group, Inc.

2387 Liberty Way,
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
United States,
(757) 493-8855
www.franchisegrp.com

Franchise Group is a growing North American tax preparation company with over 2,800 stores open in the U.S. and Canada during the 2008 tax season. Franchise Group was founded in 2010 and is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.4/yr) # - - 3 1 3 - 7
vol $658M $1.4B $2.0B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
vol $252M $252M
  8

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
W.S. Badcock Corp. 2021-11-22 580M USD Add-on Acquisition
Mulberry, Florida · www.badcock.com
Sylvan Learning LLC 2021-09-27 81M USD Add-on Acquisition
Hunt Valley, Maryland · www.sylvanlearning.com
JTH Tax, Inc. 2021-02-22 252M USD Divestiture
Virginia Beach, Virginia · www.libertytax.com
Pet Supplies Plus LLC 2021-01-25 700M USD Add-on Acquisition
Livonia, Michigan · www.petsuppliesplus.com
Furniture Factory Outlet (FFO Home) 2020-12-28 - Add-on Acquisition
Fort Smith, Arkansas · www.ffohome.com
American Freight Group, Inc. 2019-12-30 450M USD Add-on Acquisition
Columbus, Ohio · www.americanfreight.com
Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. 2019-08-08 208M USD Add-on Acquisition
Secaucus, New Jersey · www.vitaminshoppe.com
Buddy’s Newco LLC 2019-07-10 - Add-on Acquisition
Orlando, Florida · www.buddyrents.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Retail 5 (71%) 1.9B (96%) - -
Business Services 1 (14%) - 1 (100%) 252M (100%)
Education 1 (14%) 81M (4%) - -
Total 7 $2.0B 1 $252M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 2.0B 1 252M
  Florida 2 580M - -
  Ohio 1 450M - -
  New Jersey 1 208M - -
  Michigan 1 700M - -
  Maryland 1 81M - -
  Arkansas 1 - - -
  Virginia - - 1 252M
Total 7 $2.0B 1 $252M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
B. Riley FBR, Inc.
1
Houlihan Lokey
1
Legal Deals
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
3
DLA Piper
2
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 4 $1.9B
< $100M 1 $81M
TOTAL $2.0B
Largest Pet Supplies Plus LLC
$700M (2021-01-25)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $252M
TOTAL $252M
Largest JTH Tax, Inc.
$252M (2021-02-22)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
57%
4 (57%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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