Become a Franchisor
Franchisor and Master Licence resales are also available through Franchise Resales Ltd
Franchise Resales work with various sizes of franchisee resales from single unit (man & van / home based) businesses to multi-unit premises based resales. For some prospective purchasers looking for a longer term investment however this is not quite enough. For purchasers, whose ambitions go beyond that of being a franchisee, there is the option of establishing a business as a Franchisor. If this describes you, Franchise Resales can help you through our confidential Mergers & Acquisitions service.
Franchise Resales Mergers & Acquisitions service provides appropriately qualified purchasers with the option to either:
Buy an existing Franchisors Network or become a Master Franchisee for an International Brand. This can be done by either acquiring the resale of an existing Master Licence or launching a new concept within the UK as the Master Licensee. Contact us for an initial confidential conversation and further information.
There is some useful reading for prospective franchisors in this book by Clive Sawyer
Whichever route you take, Franchise Resales can advise you on the best option based on your skills, experience and also the funds you have available for the acquisition. We will make the necessary introductions and guide you through the acquisition process to a successful conclusion. We apply the same detailed approach and processes to this aspect of our operation as we do to our unit franchisee resales system, for which we are so well known.
Buy a Franchise Network
Franchisor networks are available for sale.
From time to time franchisors will decide to structure their own exits, in the same way that franchisees do, and consequently put up their entire franchise networks available for sale. Some of these networks will be large, well established franchises that will command high valuations but others may be much smaller, with a much lower price expectation, but offering the new owner a good opportunity to further develop the existing network.
Currently Franchise Resales is retained by several Franchisors to confidentially source purchasers for them. We have opportunities at various investment levels and in a variety of business sectors. Not only does our service guide purchasers through the acquisition process, but we are also able to make introductions to potential funding sources, experienced solicitors, accountants and executive placement agencies should this be required.
Contact us to have an initial confidential discussion with us
Become a Master Franchisee
Some of the largest franchise systems operating in the UK are run by Master Franchisees.
A Master Franchisee opportunity has much greater potential than a unit franchisee but naturally the committment is higher and it is likely to be a longer term investment so most likely will require more capital.
A Master Franchise allows individuals, or corporations, to buy the rights to operate an international brand within a specific country or region. Even though the initial costs are usually higher, a master franchise licence can lead to far greater growth than a unit franchise and can eventually provide a substantial capital gain for the initial investor.
A Master Franchisee essentially runs two separate businesses - one a single franchise pilot operation and the other the franchise company. Each requires differing skills and, generally, the companies are set up separately. To become a succesful Master Franchisee, good sales experience and a structured management background are highly desireable. You will be operating your own pilot 'unit' franchise (possibly through a manager) and once this is fully proven, will be recruiting new franchisees for your network.
The types of Master Franchise opportunities available are as varied as the people who run them; from Golf Retailers, through Pizza Delivery and Fast Food outlets to Domiciliary Care and Home Services. Master Franchises are everywhere and more and more opportunities become available each year.
Contact us to make an initial enquiry about becoming a Master Franchisee and we will call to discusss the options with you.