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CWB Franchise Finance (CWB), a division of CWB Financial Group, has provided an acquisition and refinancing term loan and revolving line of credit to 3G Equity Inc. for its 10-hotel portfolio.CWB's solution consisted of paying out eight existing... Read Story
November 21, 2019, 07:10 AM


Twin Peaks Restaurants announced it is teaming with ApplePie Capital to allocate up to $30 million in debt capital to its franchisees and propel its franchise expansion to new and existing groups.“It is of the utmost importance for us to ensure our... Read Story
November 05, 2019, 07:10 AM


CWB Franchise Finance, a division of CWB Financial Group, has partnered with Sterling Group to provide a debt refinance, renovation financing and a revolving line of credit.Sterling Group owns 22 properties across Canada and the U.S., 17 of which are... Read Story
October 07, 2019, 07:20 AM


KeyBank has joined Entrepreneur magazine's list of Top Franchise Suppliers, ranking the regional bank among some of the best in the nation to empower franchisees to launch, grow, expand or evolve their businesses. Only 12 banking and financial... Read Story
September 12, 2019, 07:05 AM


DCV Franchise Group announced plans to assist U.S.-based franchisors with finding suitable lending options in Canada. The move is aimed to create a formal relationship with Canadian lenders, offering a franchise finance option in Canada that no other... Read Story
August 26, 2019, 07:05 AM


The nation's largest and fastest-growing franchise brands have named FranFund, Inc., the No. 1 provider of financing solutions for franchisees on Entrepreneur magazine's 2019 "Best in Service" ranking.FranFund offers funding programs to help... Read Story
August 20, 2019, 07:10 AM


CWB Franchise Finance (CWB) has participated in a largescale facility to refinance seven ALT Hotels in Canada. CWB provided a portion of a larger loan to complete it.ALT Hotels is a division of Group Germain Hotels, with properties in Toronto... Read Story
August 16, 2019, 07:10 AM


Grease Monkey International, LLC announced it is working with ApplePie Capital to offer new and existing franchisees access to up to $20 million in debt capital to drive continued expansion across the U.S.“Grease Monkey is committed to helping our... Read Story
April 26, 2019, 07:07 AM


CWB Franchise Finance (CWB), a division of CWB Financial Group, has provided a development line facility and a revolver loan to Shoeless Joe’s Ltd. (Shoeless Joe’s Sports Grill). Shoeless Joe’s is based out of Woodbridge, Ontario, and is led by... Read Story
April 17, 2019, 07:05 AM


American Family Care (AFC) has partnered with ApplePie Capital to offer new and existing franchisees access to up to $30 million in debt capital to drive continued expansion across the U.S.Over the past 36 years, AFC has pioneered the concept of... Read Story
March 21, 2019, 07:10 AM


Ascentium Capital LLC announced the development of a national finance program with Massage Envy, a leading provider of therapeutic massage and skin care services.Ascentium Capital’s finance program will offer affordable monthly payments, deferred... Read Story
January 23, 2019, 07:25 AM


Balboa Capital announced it is now recognized by Checkers & Rally’s as a Preferred Lender for its nearly 900 franchise owners in the United States. This affiliation gives single-unit and multi-unit Checkers & Rally’s franchisees access to funding... Read Story
December 10, 2018, 07:05 AM


ApplePie Capital announced it recently surpassed $300 million in loans originated to franchise entrepreneurs opening or expanding their businesses.Driving ApplePie’s momentum are deep partnerships with more than 40 high-quality and growing franchise... Read Story
November 20, 2018, 07:05 AM


Balboa Capital has been recognized by Massage Envy as an approved lender for its franchise owners throughout the United States. Balboa Capital will structure and deliver custom-tailored financing programs to Massage Envy franchisees who need funding... Read Story
October 17, 2018, 07:00 AM


CWB Franchise Finance, a division of CWB Financial Group, has provided financing to the Joseph Richard Group to assist with new premises construction, expansion, and renovations of existing premises and other general corporate purposes.Established in... Read Story
August 13, 2018, 07:00 AM


CWB Franchise Finance, a division of CWB Financial Group, has provided a debt consolidation term loan, a relocation financing term loan and a development line facility to Mercatto Hospitality Group.The Canadian restaurant brand, open since 1998... Read Story
July 13, 2018, 07:17 AM


Live Oak Bank announced it has officially launched a new lending division focused on financing for the franchise restaurant industry. The vertical marks Live Oak’s 18th industry specific lending division and will include all franchise businesses from... Read Story
May 24, 2018, 07:28 AM


CIT Group Inc. announced its Franchise Finance team, part of CIT's Business Capital division, has closed a $25 million loan to La Palma, Calif.-based Friendly Franchisees Corporation. Friendly Franchisees is a leading owner and operator of Carl's Jr... Read Story
May 24, 2018, 07:20 AM


Washington Federal has launched a formal Franchise Finance Division focused on helping established restaurant franchisees secure funding for their businesses. The division is being led by industry veteran Marisa Felker, who will work from the Arizona... Read Story
April 09, 2018, 07:30 AM


ApplePie Capital, the first online lender solely dedicated to the franchise industry, has entered into a $180 million loan purchase agreement with TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P. (TowerBrook) to purchase franchise loans originated by ApplePie over a... Read Story
December 13, 2016, 07:00 AM


CIT Group announced that CIT Franchise Finance added four sales professionals to its Mid-Cap Restaurant Franchise Finance group. “These new members of our sales team bring long-standing experience in the restaurant industry as well as exceptional... Read Story
September 22, 2016, 07:10 AM


Wintrust Financial Corporation announced that its subsidiary Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company has completed its previously announced acquisition of select loans and related relationships from GE Capital Franchise Finance. The loans totaled $554... Read Story
August 22, 2016, 07:10 AM


Wintrust Financial Corporation announced that the franchise finance group (“Wintrust Franchise Finance”) of its subsidiary Lake Forest Bank and Trust Company has signed a definitive agreement  to acquire approximately $581 million in performing loans... Read Story
July 01, 2016, 07:12 AM


GE has entered into separate agreements with three buyers to sell the bulk of GE Capital’s U.S. restaurant franchise financing assets. The combined transactions represent ending net investment (ENI) of approximately US$1.4 billion as of first quarter... Read Story
June 28, 2016, 07:12 AM


LeaseQ, an online marketplace that connects business owners, equipment sellers, and lenders to make selling and financing equipment fast and easy, announced the LeaseQ Franchise Platform, a financing platform built specifically for franchise industry... Read Story
June 21, 2016, 06:45 AM


CIT Group announced the launch of a mid-cap restaurant franchise finance practice to complement its successful large and small restaurant franchise financing businesses. “CIT franchise finance has long been recognized as a leading provider of... Read Story
June 16, 2016, 07:05 AM


Canadian Western Bank announced its recent signing of an asset purchase agreement to acquire GE Capital's Canadian Franchise Finance business. The business provides financing across Canada to a diverse group of established companies in the... Read Story
April 08, 2016, 07:12 AM


GE  has reached an agreement to sell GE Capital’s Franchise Finance U.S. hotel business to Western Alliance Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Alliance Bancorporation. The sale includes approximately $1.4 billion in ending net investment... Read Story
March 30, 2016, 07:15 AM


Ascentium Capital has been chosen by Cowberry Frozen Yogurt as their preferred finance partner. The customized finance program is available to the entire United States and Puerto Rico franchise footprint.Cowberry Frozen Yogurt is a frozen dessert... Read Story
October 30, 2015, 07:00 AM


GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced that it has loaned $11 million to Vitaligent, LLC for the acquisition of 77 Jamba Juice units, making it the largest franchisee in the system.Vitaligent is a new company formed by David Peacock... Read Story
August 06, 2015, 07:00 AM


GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced today that it has provided a $30.7 million loan to Serazen, LLC to refinance debt and to acquire and re-image 50 Hardee’s® units in Greensboro and Wilmington, N.C. and Columbia and Florence, S.C.As... Read Story
August 04, 2015, 07:00 AM


GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced that it has provided financing to Dufficy Enterprises Inc. Based in Franklin, MA, Dufficy is a Domino’s Pizza franchisee that operates 16 units in the greater Boston area.The credit facility includes... Read Story
July 07, 2015, 06:00 AM


Balboa Capital will be an exhibitor at the 2015 Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Convention and Trade Show in Long Beach, California. Balboa Capital will showcase its industry-leading hotel franchise financing program."We are excited... Read Story
April 24, 2015, 07:26 AM


GE Capital’s Franchise Finance (GEFF) business announced it has provided a $51 million credit facility to Giordano’s, a portfolio company of Victory Park Capital. GE Capital Markets served as administrative agent and joint lead arranger.Founded in... Read Story
April 02, 2015, 07:16 AM


GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced that it has provided an $11 million term loan and $2 million development line of credit to RJC, LLC, a restaurant operator, to support its recent acquisition of 26 Denny’s restaurants.The restaurants... Read Story
March 13, 2015, 07:00 AM


GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced today that it is administrative agent on a $58.75 million credit facility for PF Growth Partners, LLC (PFGP), one of the largest franchisees of Planet Fitness® clubs. The funds will be used to... Read Story
March 03, 2015, 07:08 AM


GE Capital's Franchise Finance business announced that it served as administrative agent on a $45 million senior secured credit facility to The Saxton Group, the largest McAlister's Deli® franchisee. GE Capital Markets served as sole lead arranger... Read Story
February 20, 2015, 07:05 AM


Balboa Capital announced the launch of an intuitive online financing platform that provides quick-service restaurant (QSR) and hospitality franchise owners with a simple and efficient way to apply for financing and business loan products. "We are... Read Story
February 18, 2015, 06:50 AM


GE Capital’s Franchise Finance (GEFF) business announced that it has provided financing to Z&H Foods, LLC to develop more than 20 Popeyes units and to refinance debt. GE Capital Markets served as administrative agent on the transaction.Based in... Read Story
November 25, 2014, 06:15 AM


Ascentium Capital announced a commitment of $250 million in capital that will benefit national and regional franchisors and franchisees. The franchise industry is highly competitive and franchisors strategically leverage Ascentium’s expertise in... Read Story
November 13, 2014, 07:06 AM


GE Capital, Franchise Finance (GEFF) announced that it has expanded its team of account executives to focus on developing relationships with the next generation of restaurant operators nationwide.To lead this initiative, Allen Johnson has been... Read Story
October 30, 2014, 07:05 AM


Marlin Business Services Corp. announced the launch of its Franchise Finance Group with the hiring of Joshua A. Rouswell as Director of Franchise Financing and Joseph G. Haynes as Franchise Financing Manager. Mr. Rouswell and Mr. Hayes will be... Read Story
October 14, 2014, 07:05 AM


GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced that it has loaned $39.4 million to Cotti Foods for the acquisition of 39 Wendy’s restaurants, the remodeling of existing units and the development of new units.Cotti purchased the units — 32 in the... Read Story
July 29, 2014, 06:55 AM


Benetrends announced McAlister's Deli has secured funding through its $100 million franchise financing program, which launched in January. McAlister's, a leading fast casual restaurant, will receive $15 million in funding to drive its expansion... Read Story
July 25, 2014, 06:44 AM


Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG) has entered into an agreement with Element Financial Corp. to power the Arby’s Remodel Financing Program. Earlier this month, Arby’s announced a new Brand Revitalization and remodel program with plans to renovate... Read Story
July 01, 2014, 07:00 AM


GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced that it has provided $31 million to United Restaurant Group, LP (URG) in a combined sale-leaseback and refinancing. GE Capital served as administrative agent and GE Capital Markets served as sole lead... Read Story
May 30, 2014, 06:30 AM


GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced that it has provided $35.5 million in senior debt to Valenti Mid-South Management, LLC, a major Wendy’s franchisee based in Tampa, FL. The funds will be used to refinance most of the company’s senior... Read Story
May 28, 2014, 06:00 AM


Established restaurant brands are fiercely competing with new concepts for market share while ingredient costs are rising, said GE Capital, Franchise Finance. And although diners are spending more during each visit, consumer traffic declined over the... Read Story
May 06, 2014, 06:04 AM


CIT Canada announced that it provided $8 million in franchise financing to the BLCO Group, one of the largest multi-unit Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchisees in Canada. The franchise financing will be used to refinance debt and for capital... Read Story
April 07, 2014, 06:30 AM


BMO Harris Bank recently provided a $21.7 million loan facility to Scott and Tani McMillan, the largest franchisees of Sonic Drive-In restaurants in California. With 24 restaurants in the state, the McMillans used the funds to recapitalize their... Read Story
March 12, 2014, 06:39 AM


GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced that it has provided $80 million in senior debt to BurgerBusters Inc., a Taco Bell franchisee. GE Capital served as administrative agent and GE Capital Markets served as lead arranger and bookrunner... Read Story
March 11, 2014, 06:55 AM


Balboa Capital announced today that it has become a qualified lender for Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® franchisees nationwide. Balboa Capital will provide current and prospective Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s franchise owners with custom-tailored financing... Read Story
March 07, 2014, 07:00 AM


Balboa Capital announced it has been selected as a preferred lender for McAlister’s Deli® franchise owners nationwide. Balboa Capital will work with McAlister’s Deli franchisees who require financing for furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E)... Read Story
February 28, 2014, 07:07 AM


Element Financial (formerly CoActiv) will provide BURGER KING franchisees throughout North America with new financing options for Next Generation Kitchen (NGK) equipment purchases and installations.  Element’s program simplifies the process for... Read Story
February 24, 2014, 07:02 AM


Balboa Capital announced it has been selected as a preferred financing partner for Pita Pit franchise business owners nationwide. Through this partnership, Balboa Capital will bring its industry-leading franchise financing products and services to... Read Story
December 11, 2013, 06:28 AM


Restaurant franchise owners looking to grow their portfolios say that obtaining quality data is their biggest problem when looking for new sites, according to a recent survey by GE Capital, Franchise Finance (GEFF).Sixty-six percent of survey... Read Story
December 10, 2013, 06:30 AM


Balboa Capital announced that is has been selected as an Approved Lender for Domino's Pizza franchise owners nationwide. Balboa Capital will provide an expanded portfolio of flexible financing options to Domino's Pizza franchisees who need funding... Read Story
November 21, 2013, 06:50 AM


As Wendy’s restaurants undergo a total brand transformation — which includes “re-imaging” existing restaurants and developing new ones as well as a new marketing, logo and packaging — GE Capital’s Franchise Finance (GEFF) business has provided a $100... Read Story
September 26, 2013, 06:57 AM


GE Capital’s Franchise Finance business announced it has provided Guerrieri Management, Inc. (GMI) with a $6.8 million credit facility. Based in Cape Coral, FL, the company currently operates 12 Taco Bell restaurants in the Tampa-Clearwater... Read Story
July 30, 2013, 07:03 AM


Balboa Capital announced it has become a preferred lender for Papa John’s current and prospective franchisees nationwide. Balboa Capital will provide tailored financing solutions for furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), re-imaging/remodeling... Read Story
April 18, 2013, 07:07 AM


Direct Capital announced that it it will increase its funding commitment to the franchise industry and will continue to build new programs that alleviate the challenges faced by franchisees. The company said it will commit $300 million in 2013 to... Read Story
March 26, 2013, 07:15 AM


Balboa Capital announced the expansion of its franchise financing division. The company has seen continued growth in the franchise franchising sector and, in response to the increase in demand, has added new sales managers and a business development... Read Story
March 20, 2013, 07:17 AM


TD Bank announced that it has joined with the International Franchise Association and a pilot group of franchises to help United States veterans become franchise owners.Across TD Bank's Maine to Florida footprint, franchises such as Dunkin' Donuts... Read Story
February 22, 2013, 07:10 AM


GE Capital, Franchise Finance recently provided $4.4 million to Romulus Restaurant Group, an IHOP franchisee for the acquisition of six stores in Oklahoma. The financing was provided through GE Capital's bank affiliate, GE Capital Bank. "We chose GE... Read Story
January 25, 2013, 07:00 AM


GE Capital, Franchise Finance recently provided a $7.17 million loan to The Cain Holding Group, LLC, a Panera Bread, LLC, franchisee. The loan will be used to refinance existing debt, remodel two existing locations, and fund new construction of three... Read Story
December 12, 2012, 07:00 AM


GE Capital, Franchise Finance provided a $74 million loan to Team Schostak Family Restaurants, an Applebee’s International, Inc. and Burger King® franchisee. The financing will be used to fund the acquisition of 65 new Applebee’s units. “GE Capital... Read Story
November 06, 2012, 06:16 AM


Grease Monkey International has selected Direct Capital as its finance partner for a nationwide initiative to re-image its franchise locations. The initiative will update the look-and-feel of the popular automotive service franchise and is expected... Read Story
October 11, 2012, 07:17 AM


The outlook for the restaurant industry remained positive for the coming months, as the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) stood well above 100 in April. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of... Read Story
June 01, 2012, 07:00 AM


The American restaurant industry is starting to simmer. Consumers are spending more on meals, and foot traffic at establishments is improving, albeit from a diminished base, according to the 22nd edition of the Chain Restaurant Industry Review... Read Story
March 28, 2012, 06:30 AM