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Starwood's Condition Lackluster, Facing Merger or Buyout

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., owner of high-end hotel brands such as Sheraton, Westin and W, has a second-rate stock and growth outlook compared to its rivals in the lodging industry.

Restaurant Acquisitions, Current Concerns

Watching some restaurant franchisee network acquisition efforts underway currently, a number of common issues seem to be emerging. The need to obtain the right price is enormous. Buying more restaurants is as final of a decision as is picking a site, signing a franchise agreement or building a new unit. You have only one chance to get it right.

Dwyer Wants to Buy a Franchisor

WACO, Texas — Yesterday the Dwyer Group announced that it is seeking home service or repair franchisors for acquisition.

Restaurant Mergers & Buyouts and Advice For Franchisee Associations

Since February, 2010, there has been a spate of chain restaurant merger and acquisition action underway: CKR (Carl’s/Hardees’s), Papa Murphy’s,  Rubio’s , On the Border, Lubys buying Fuddruckers (a $60M purchase was announced via Chapter 11 auction results); and reported buyer's interest in Wendy’s/Arby’s.