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The Restaurant Boiler Room
36 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
2022 Franchise M&A Trends
In the first episode of season 4 of The Restaurant Boiler Room, Rick Ormsby, Managing Director of Unbridled Capital discusses his thoughts on franchise M&A trends for 2022. What does he see changing this year? What does he see staying the same? Find out as we delve into our first episode of 2022!
55 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
2021 Franchise M&A Top 10 Questions Countdown
In this episode, Managing Director of Unbridled Capital, Rick Ormsby, will be answering 10 of the most commonly-asked questions from sellers, buyers, and investors who are fueling the surge in M&A activity in the franchise sector. These questions are wide in scope, so they should provide valuable insights for almost any listener.
54 minutes | Nov 23, 2021
Q4 M&A Update and Recent Convention Highlights
Join Managing Director Rick Ormsby, along with Derek Ball and Tony Petrunin from Unbridled Capital, as they discuss: We answer a series of questions aimed at laying out our 4th Quarter views on the franchise M&A market, due diligence and timing pressures as we approach year end, the lending market on franchise deals right now, an outlook for franchise M&A in 2022, and commentary on brands, segments, and non-restaurant franchising from recent conventions.
39 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
Taxes, Franchisors, and Diligence
In season 3 episode 10 of The Restaurant Boiler Room, Rick Ormsby discusses this month’s view of the M&A landscape, how franchisees are thinking about tax legislation, observations from recent franchise conventions, tough operating conditions right now in the franchise industry, franchisors becoming more involved and aggressive, and what happens when a business starts to underperform during due diligence.
38 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
How to Buy International Franchises
In this episode of The Restaurant Boiler Room, Rick Ormsby discusses the steps to take to purchase a franchise business internationally.
61 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
The Re-Emergence of Casual Dining, a conversation with Apple-Metro CEO Zane Tankel
Rick Ormsby of Unbridled Capital is joined by Apple-Metro CEO Zane Tankel. Tankel talks with Ormsby about the re-emergence of casual dining after the pandemic. Tankel's story is one of perseverance, resilience, and dedication to his company, his staff, and himself.
48 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
How to Compress a Deal Timeline to Meet a Year-End Closing
In this episode of The Restaurant Boiler Room, Rick Ormsby discusses the steps needed to compress a deal timeline to meet a year-end closing. With quarter four approaching quickly, learn what steps are needed to close with ease.
62 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
Bonus Episode: YTD Perspective on Restaurant M&A
Rick shares his YTD perspectives on sales, profits, valuations, real estate, financing, and M&A in the restaurant industry.
55 minutes | May 28, 2021
Q2 2021 M&A Market Trends
What has changed in franchise M&A in the past few months? How is deal flow right now? What is happening to valuations? Are lenders eager or stingy? Join Rick Ormsby, Derek Ball, and Tony Petrunin, as they discuss these questions among the following topics: 1. Q2 M&A market conditions 2. QSR sales and profit outlook 3. Restaurant valuation update 4. Results from a recent lender survey 5. Real Estate financing update
42 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Franchise Times Dealmaker of the Year Awards, Q1 Reflections, Q2 Projections, and the Current Franchise M&A Market
Join Rick as he talks through: Franchise Times Dealmakers of the Year Award, Q1 reflections and Q2 projections, the current franchise M&A market.
57 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
An interview with Kevin Hochman, president of KFC and Pizza Hut
Join Rick and Kevin Hochman, president of KFC U.S. and interim president of Pizza Hut U.S., as they talk brands, trends, and what books are currently on his nightstand.
58 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
KBP Foods & Grandmere Capital – Franchisee Interview
Barry Dubin of KBP Foods and Mike Cherney of Grand Mere Capital join Rick and discuss the following: 1. General outlook for their brands, QSR, and restaurants for 2021. Best case/worst case? 2. Comments on the impact of political changes on revenues, M&A, and operations. 3. Opinions on franchise M&A activity in 2021. Slowdown or consolidation? 4. How they are approaching acquisitions for 2021. 5. How they come up with a price given big EBITDA lifts. 6. What segments/brands do you like? 7. Post-COVID, what are longer-term trends/changes that might emerge. Collectively, these two companies own about 1,000 franchise restaurants in the KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell systems. They are among the largest franchisees in the US.
42 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Bonus Episode: Franchise M&A and 2021
Post-Election Thoughts on franchise M&A, and our thoughts moving forward into 2021.
44 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
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.
57 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
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
59 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
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.
56 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
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
54 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
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
54 minutes | May 19, 2020
Business Interruption Insurance
Rick Ormsby is joined by Allan Kanner, a Harvard-trained lawyer and expert in the fields of complex litigation and consumer fraud, to discuss business interruption insurance and protecting your franchise investment amidst COVID-19.
38 minutes | May 13, 2020
Franchise M&A and Real Estate Market Conditions
Post-COVID-19 Franchise M&A and Real Estate Market Conditions
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