The Restaurant Boiler Room is a one-stop-shop for multi-million dollar merger and acquisition activity and financial complexities pressuring the franchise restaurant industry. We talk money, deals, valuations and risk – delivered to the front door of franchisees, private equity firms, family offices, large investors and franchisors across the world on an every-otherweek basis. It is unlike any other restaurant or franchise podcast.
Bonus Episode: 2020, The Franchise Industry, and a Hopeful Outlook
2020 has certainly been an interesting year, hasn't it? Join Rick Ormsby as he discusses both his reflections on the year in the franchise industry and his hopeful outlook moving forward.
Tax and Legislative Changes Affecting Franchise Valuations
How might looming tax changes affect the valuation and timeline of selling your business? Rick Ormsby discusses the following topics and more alongside two tax experts:
1. Changes in Your ‘Sale Horizon’
2. Shifting Political Landscape
3. Looming Tax Changes
4. PPP Loan Forgiveness and Taxation
M&A Market Trends
We've all seen the articles regarding how 2020 has affected the restaurant industry, but where does that leave the M&A market? Rick Join Rick Ormsby as he talks with Derek Ball and Tony Petrunin from our team about all they've learned (hint: it's a lot!) from negotiating deals through this unprecedented season.
Managing Lender Relationships
Your relationship with your lender doesn't stop when you sign on the dotted line. For many reasons, having an understanding of the lender's process and learning how to continue the dialogue could be grossly undervalued in the industry. Join Rick as he discusses the following topics and more with Michael Eagen, a Managing Director in the Franchise Finance Group of BMO Harris Bank:
1. A Lender's Internal Process of Issuing a Loan
2. Acquiring More Stores
3. Syndicated Deals - What is That?
4. Covenants and Compliance
5. Dangers of Overleverage
6. Life-cycle of a Banking Relationship
Creative Financing Structures for Franchisees
While some lenders are pulling back, operators still need a robust way to solve for their capital needs – whether they want to acquire, recapitalize, build new units, buy-out partners or create breathing room while waiting for a turnaround.
Richard Fitzgerald and Wade Daniel from CapitalSpring join Rick Ormsby to discuss the following:
1. Circumstances when Operators Need Capital
2. Methods of Financing a Franchise Business
3. How Investors Approach Making Investments in Franchises
4. How to Prepare Your Business for an Investor
Restaurants and Bankruptcy
While bankruptcy isn't something many of us love talking about, for those in the restaurant industry, it's important to have some understanding in your back pocket. Tom Ice and Andrew Stosberg from Middleton Reutlinger Attorneys join Rick Ormsby as they discuss the following topics and more:
1. What happens when distress hits
2. Chapters 7 and 11 bankruptcy
3. Potential franchisor issues
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Knowledge is power
If you want to know what’s going on- Listen to Rick. In 10 years of knowing him he hasn’t been wrong. Insights, analysis and commentary are always spot on.