Harris Williams Consumer Update

Franchise Upside: An Expanding Playing Field

In this new article, Managing Director Brent Spiller shares his insights on franchising and the opportunities it provides to buyers and investors.

In recent years, the franchise industry has expanded far beyond the restaurant industry to include home services, childhood education, fitness, and more. Spiller discusses the key qualities buyers and investors should look for in a franchise businesses, including the six specific metrics that separate the best opportunities from the rest of the pack. See the full article here. 

Harris Williams' Franchise Expertise

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Public Markets Overview

Key Trading Statistics1

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Public Company Sector Performance (12-month % change in stock price)1

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Consumer and Retail Industry Stock Performance1

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Recent Equity Offerings1

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M&A Overview

Announced Consumer and Retail M&A1

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Recent Equity Offerings1

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Public Comparables1

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M&A Transactions

Recent North American Consumer M&A1

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