FranVestors®

FranVestors lists private equity firms that own or have owned franchisors.  To learn more about any private equity firm below, including their approach to owning portfolio companies, click on their name and you will be directed to their webpage.

Many of these private equity firms have an active interest in buying and/or selling franchisors.  You are encouraged to visit their websites.


3G Capital
Burger King, Tim Hortons


ACI Capital
Hollywood Tans, Jenny Craig, Qdoba


ACON Investments
Peter Piper Pizza


Advent International
Bojangles’, Fat Face, First Watch, Party City, Takko, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf


Altaris Capital
Senior Helpers


American Securities
El Pollo Loco, Oreck, Potbelly


Altamont Capital Partners
J.D.Byrider


American Capital
AAMCO Transmission, Cottman Transmissions, Primrose Schools


Angelo Gordon & Co.
Benihana, Crunch Fitness, White Hen Pantry


Apollo
Carl’s Jr., CENTURY 21 ,Chuck E. Cheese, Claire’s, Coldwell Banker, ERA, GNC, Hardee’s, Sotheby’s


Ares Capital Corporation
Aero-Colours, Aire Serv, AutoQual, Curves, Drive N Style, Econo Lube, Glass Doctor, GNC, Ground Guys,Huddle House, Maaco, Massage Envy, Meineke, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter, Papa Murphy’s, Rainbow


Arcapita
Church’s, Caribou Coffee, PODS


Argonne Capital Group
Krystal,Lube Stop, On The Border, Stevi B’s


Argosy Private Equity
Great Clips, Million Air, ReBath, Rita’s


Arlon Group
Cici’s Pizza


Atalya Capital Management
Bennigan’s


Axum Capital Partners
Wild Wing Café


Balmoral Funds
Mooyah


Bain Capital Private Equity
Baskin-Robbins, Bonefish Grill, Domino’s (Japan), Dunkin’ Donuts, Gymboree (China), Outback Steakhouse, Retail Zoo


BIP Capital
Tropical Smoothie Café


Boxwood Partners
SweetFrog


Brentwood Associates
Blaze Pizza


Brockway Moran & Partners, Inc.
Gold’s Gym


Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. LLC
Au Bon Pain, California Pizza Kitchen, Corner Bakery Café, El Torito, Logan’s Roadhouse, Ruth’s Chris


Capital Growth Advisors
Stevi B’s Pizza, The Burger Joint


Castle Harlan, Inc.
Burger King, Marie Callender, Perkins


Catterton Partners
Baja Fresh, Build-A-Bear, Caribou Coffee, Cheddar’s, Edible Arrangements, First Watch, Noodles & Company, Pure Barre


Centerbridge Partners
Culligan, Gordon Biersch, Old Chicago P.F. Chang’s, Rock Bottom


Centre Partners Management
Buca di Beppo, Captain D’s, Johnny Rockets, Muzak, Pizzeria Uno


Centre Lane Partners
Coverall, Saladworks


Center Oak Partners
Cheddar’s, Wetzel’s Pretzels


Champlain Capital Partners
CARSTAR


Charlesbank Capital Partners
Captain D’s, Del Taco, Papa Murphy’s, The Princeton Review, Shoppers Drug Mart, Tire Pros, Vision Source


CIC Partners
Quizno’s, Red Mango


Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
AmeriSpec, Culligan, Furniture Medic, Hertz, Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, Terminix, TruGreen,


Cohesive Capital Partners
Aire Serv, Glass Doctor, The Grounds Guys, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter, Party City, Rainbow


Eagle Merchant Partners
Caribou Coffee, Chicken Salad Chick, Church’s, Krystal, Pods


Edison Ventures
Liberty Tax


Emigrant Capital
Robeks


Enhanced Equity Funds
Elements Massage, Fitness Together


Evolve Capital
Comfort Keepers


Fairmont Capital
Baker’s Square, Expressions Furniture, Village Inn


Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited
Fionn MacCool’s


Falfurrias Capital Partners
Bojangles


Falcon Investment Advisors
Dent Wizard, The Princeton Review


Falconhead Capital
Rita’s


Franchise Brands
HomeVestors, Mama DeLuca’s Pizza, Personal Training Institute, Taco Del Mar


Freeman Spogli
Batteries Plus, El Pollo Loco, First Watch, Piggly Wiggly, Popeyes


Freidman, Fleischer & Lowe
Church’s Chicken


FundCorp Inc.
Gatti’s Pizza, Gigi’s Cupcakes


Gala Capital Partners
Mooyah


Gart Capital Partners
golfTEC


Gemini Investors
Buffalo Wild Wings, Cool Cuts 4 Kids, Disaster Kleenup (DKI), Garbanzo, PrimerGarage, Wingstop


GESD Capital Partners
Go Roma


Golden Gate Capital
California Pizza Kitchen, Macaroni Grill, On the Border, Payless, Red Lobster


Goldman Sachs
Burger King, Del Taco, Hyatt Hotels


Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison
Baker’s Square, Houlihan’s, Village Inn


Graham Partners
Line-X


Great Hill Partners
Passport Health


The Halifax Group
Animal Supply Co., Interim Healthcare, Meineke, Pirtek


Hancock Park Associates
Gordon Biersch


Harvest Partners
AutoQual, Aero- Colours, Drive N Style, Econo Lube, Maaco, Meineke


H.I.G. Capital
Dent Wizard, Ideal Image,Hooters, Vision Source


Highland Capital
Pinkberry


Holding Capital Group
Nevada Bob’s


Incline Equity Partners
Jan-Pro, Maid Right


Investors Management Corporation
Golden Corral, Fleetfeet, IKOR, Right at Home


Irving Place Capital
Pet Supplies Plus, The Vitamin Shoppe


JP Morgan Partners
Quiznos


Jefferies Capital Partners
Au Bon Pain, California Pizza Kitchen, Chevys, Pollo Tropical, Taco Cabana


J.H. Whitney
Brick House Tavern & Tap, Joe’s Crab Shack, Romano’s Macaroni Grill


JPB Capital Partners
Baja Fresh, Kenny Rogers Roasters, La Madeleine, The Green Turtle, ZIPS Dry Cleaners


KarpReilly
Habit Burger, Hooters, Marie Callender’s, Sprinkles


Kelso & Company
Logan’s Roadhouse


Kinderhook Industries
bd’s Mongolian Grill


KSL Capital Partners
Elements, Fit 36, Fitness Together


Larsen Maccoll Partners
Burger & Beer


Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
Captain D’s, Del Taco, Topshop


Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, Bluebird Care, Cici’s Pizza, FASTSIGNS, Great American Cookies, Hand and Stone, Interim HealthCare, Just Better Care, Lawn Doctor, Marble Slab Creamery, MaggieMoo’s, Mountain Mike’s, Pretzelmaker, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Quizno’s, Senior Helpers, The Athlete’s Foot, Wetzel’s Pretzels


Lee Equity Partners
Papa Murphy’s


Lindsay Goldberg LLC
Value Place


LNK Partners
Au Bon Pain


Lone Star Funds
Lone Star Steakhouse, Shoney’s


Madison Dearborn Partners
La Fitness, Ruth’s Chris, Taco Cabana, Pollo Tropical


Mainsail Partners
Togo’s, The Bar Method


Maveron
Pinkberry, Potbelly


Mill Road Capital
Destination Maternity


Millstone Capital Advisors
Lion’s Choice


Mistral Equity Partners
Jamba Juice


Morgan Joseph TriArtisan
TGI Friday’s


MVP Capital Partners
A Pea in the Pod, Destination Maternity, Motherhood Maternity, Saxby’s Coffee, Swiss Farms


Nimes Capital
Togo’s


North Castle Partners
Curves, Jenny Craig


Oak Hill Capital Partners
Checkers, Rally’s


Oak Investment Partners
Baja Fresh, Caribou Coffee, Cheddar’s, Jamba Juice, Potbelly


One Equity Partners
Travel Leaders


Onex Corporation
CiCi’s Pizza


Palladium Equity Partners
ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Pronto Insurance, Taco Bueno


Palm Beach Capital
Cruise Planners


Parallel Investment Partners
The Children’s Place


Penfund
Timothy’s Coffee, Pet Valu


Pharos Capital Group, LLC
Back Yard Burgers


Pine Tree Equity Partners
Fast-Fix, Lady of America


Platinum Equity
Valpak


PNC Riverarch Capital
The Cleaning Authority


Pouschine Cook Capital Management
Fantastic Sams, Griswold Special Care


Praesidian Capital Partners
Planet Fitness


Princeton Ventures
European Wax Centers, Massage Envy


Prospect Capital Corporation
Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon. Coverall, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Schlotzsky’s


PWP Growth Equity Fund
Black Bear Diner, MOD Pizza


Rimrock Partners
Macaroni Grill


Riverside Company
AIA Corporation, Aire Serv, ComForCare, Five Star Painting, Glass Doctor, It’s Just Lunch, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter, Rainbow International, Retail Zoo, The Ground Guys, Wiz Korea


Roark Capital Group
1-800- Radiator, Aero-Colours, Anytime Fitness, Arby’s, Auntie Anne’s, AutoQual, Batteries Plus, Bosley’s, CARSTAR, Carvel, Carl’s Jr, Corner Bakery Cafe, Cinnabon, Drive N Style, Drybar, Econo Lube, Fastsigns, Hardees, Jimmy John’s, Maaco, Massage Envy, McAlister’s Deli, Meineke, Merlin, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Money Mailer, Orangetheory Fitness, Pet Valu, Primrose Schools, Pro Oil Change, Schlotzky’s, Seattle’s Best, Waxing the City, Wingstop


RockPort Capital Partners
Solar Universe


Rosser Capital
Au Bon Pain, California Pizza Kitchen, Chevy’s, Corner Bakery, Golden Corral, Il Fornaio, Logan’s Roadhouse, Rax, Ruth’s Chris, Steak & Ale


Sentinel Capital Partners
Checkers, Cottman, Fazoli’s, Huddle House, Interim Healthcare, Massage Envy, Newk’s, TGI Friday’s, Tony Roma’s


Serent Capital
C2 Educational Systems


Sorenson Capital
Re-Bath


Starboard Capital Partners
Jan-Pro, Sonic


Starwood Capital
Four Points, Sheraton, The Luxury Collection, Westin


Sterling Partners
School of Rock, Sylvan Learning


Stone Goff Investors
Greene Turtle


Stonehenge Partners, Inc.
Griswold


Summit Partners
Home Care Assistance, Round Table Pizza, Snap Fitness


Sun Capital Partners
Bar Louie, Bruegger’s, Captain D’s, Fazoli’s, Friendly’s, Johnny Rockets,  Real Mex Restaurants, Souper Salad


TA Associates
Cath Kidston, Dr Lal PathLabs, Jenny Craig


The Carlyle Group
Baskin Robbins, Dunkin Donuts, Hertz, Mrs. Fields, TCBY


The Gladstone Companies
B-Dry, It’s Just Lunch


Thomas H. Lee Partners
Baskin Robbins, Dunkin Donuts, Party City


TPG
Burger King, Club Pilates, Taco Bueno


Transition Capital Partners
Comfort Keepers


Tregaron Capital
BounceU, Pump It Up


Trilantic Capital Partners
Budget Blinds, Concrete Craft, Tailored Living


Trimaran Capital
El Pollo Loco


Trivest
DirectBuy, Herbal Magic, Lady of America


True North Companies
Passport Health


TSG Consumer Partners
Planet Fitness


TZP Group
Aire Serv, Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter, Rainbow International,Snap Fitness, The Ground Guys


Twin Bridge Capital Partners
AeroColours, AutoQual, DrivenStyle, Econo Lube n’ Tune, Maaco, Meineke


Univest Group
Pollo Campero


Vulcan Capital
AeroColours, AutoQual, DrivenStyle, Econo Lube n’ Tune, Maaco, Meineke


Webster Capital
Comfort Keepers, Jan-Pro, ReBath


Wellspring Capital Management
Checkers


Weston Presidio
Jimmy John’s, Party City, RE/MAX


Wind River Holdings
The Goddard School


Z Capital
Chevys, Mrs. Fields, TCBY