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Why a Strong Chief Financial Officer Is Crucial for Your Franchise — and What to Look for When Hiring One

Many franchise founders (and even multi-unit franchisees) hope to one day sell their businesses to private equity. PE’s significant interest in the franchise sector is undeniable. Sellers have benefitted from the activity of these well-capitalized buyers through added deal competition and increasing prices. Even in our current market where valuations have cooled from the heady prices of late 2021 and early 2022, multiples for great franchise businesses are still strong and often exceed middle-market averages for similar-sized companies.

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