Harris Williams Consumer Update

Event Report: IHRSA 2019

Consumer Group Vice President Zach England recently attended the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association’s annual International Convention & Trade Show, which attracted more than 12,000 industry professionals from almost 80 countries. Read on for more of England’s takeaways from the event, including the three things fitness companies should focus on if they’re looking to go to market. See the full article here.

HW Franchise Expertise

HW expertise in Franchising continues to be one of the most dynamic and highly sought after sectors in today’s M&A market. As displayed by our activity in the sector, interest within franchising covers multiple end markets and business models. We continue this momentum with our most recent closings of Servpro and FastSigns.

10 Franchising Transactions Over the last 18 Months


In this 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.  

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