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, Popeyes, Tim Hortons


ACI Capital
Hollywood Tans, Qdoba Mexican Grill


ACON Investments
Acon Franchise Holdings, Peter Piper Pizza, Spirit Halloween


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


Altaris Capital
Senior Helpers


American Securities
Caribbean Restaurants, Childtime Learning Center, El Pollo Loco, Montessori Unlimited, Oreck, Potbelly, Tutor Time


Altamont Capital Partners
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Byrider, Cotton Patch Cafe, Excel Fitness,


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


Apax Partners
America’s Swimming Pool Company, Authority Brands, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, CareGivers, Homewatch, Mister Sparky, Monster Tree Service, Mosquito Squad, One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, Takko


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, AAMCO Transmission, AutoQual, Curves, Cottman Transmissions, Drive N Style, Econo Lube, Glass Doctor, GNC, Ground Guys,Huddle House, Jenny C. Acquisition Inc, Leviathan Holdings, Maaco, Massage Envy, Meineke, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter, Papa Murphy’s, Primrose Schools, Rainbow, Synergy Homecare


Arcapita
Church’s, Caribou Coffee, PODS


Argonne Capital Group
Applebees, IHOP, Krystal,Lube Stop, On The Border, Planet Fitness, Stevi B’s, Sonnys BBQ


Argosy Private Equity
AmBath, American Huts, Great Clips, Keystone Retaining Wall Systems, Million Air, ReBath, Rita’s


Arlon Group
Cici’s Pizza


Atalaya Capital Management
Bennigan’s


Axum Capital Partners
Back Yard Burgers, 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
AdvantaClean, Authority Brands, Color World, DoodyCalls, Dryer Vent Wizard, Fastest Labs, Franchise Fast Lane, Junk King, Koala Insulation, Hand & Stone, Monster Tree Service, Mr. Rooter, Mr. Electric, Outdoor Living Brands, Redbox+, Service Team of Professionals, ShelfGenie, Sir Grout, SMARTBOX, Stretch Zone, Superior Fence, SweetFrog, The Grout Medic, The Junkluggers, Two Maids,


Brentwood Associates
Blaze Pizza, Chicken Salad Chick, Hissho Sushi, Orangetheory, Lazy Dog


Bridgepoint Capital
Burger King, Fat Face


Brockway Moran & Partners, Inc.
Gold’s Gym


Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. LLC
Au Bon Pain, Bravo Brio, California Pizza Kitchen, Corner Bakery Café, El Torito, Eos Fitness, Logan’s Roadhouse, Real Mex Restaurants, Ruth’s Chris, 2A Thrift Superstore


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, LTP Home Services Group, Noodles & Company, Pure Barre, Uncle Julios


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
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


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


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, Dwyer Group, Econo Lube, Maaco, Meineke


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


High Bluff Capital Partners
Quiznos


Highland Capital
Pinkberry


Holding Capital Group
Nevada Bob’s


Incline Equity Partners
Jan-Pro, Maid Right, Intelligent Office


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


Irving Place Capital
Pet Supplies Plus, The Vitamin Shoppe


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


JM Family Enterprises
AdvantaClean, Budget Blinds, Concrete Craft, Tailored Living


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


KKR
Neighborly


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, Senior Helpers, The Athlete’s Foot, Tropical Smoothies, Wetzel’s Pretzels


Lee Equity Partners
Papa Murphy’s


LightBay Capital
Boardroom Salon For Men, FastSigns, NerdsToGo, MY SALON Suite, Salon Plaza


Linden Capital
Vital Care


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


MidOcean Partners
Full Speed Automotive, Lynx Franchising


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


NRD Capital
Frisch’s, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Ruby Tuesday


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, Rock N’ Jump, Taco Bueno, Sky Zone


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 Equity Partners
Bio-One, Bluefrog Plumbing and Drain, Card My Yard, D1 Training, European Wax Centers, Five Star Bath Solutions, Gotcha Covered, Massage Envy, Medspa 810, 1-800 Packouts, Restoration Water Damage Experts, Strickland Brothers, UrbanAir Adventure Park,


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, Best Life Brands, Bishops Cut/Color, CMIT Solutions, ComForCare, Eversmith Brands, Evive Brands, Five Star Painting, Glass Doctor, It’s Just Lunch, MaidPro, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Electric, Mr. Rooter, Neighborly, Rainbow International, Retail Zoo, The Dwyer Group, The Ground Guys, Threshold Brands, Wiz Korea


Roark Capital Group
1-800- Radiator, ABRA, Aero-Colours, Anytime Fitness, Arby’s, ATI, Auntie Anne’s, AutoQual, Basecamp Fitness, Baskin Robbins, Batteries Plus, Bosley’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, CARSTAR, Carvel, Carl’s Jr, Cheesecake Factory, Corner Bakery Cafe, Cinnabon, CKE Restaurants, Culver’s, Drive N Style, Driven Brands, Dunkin’ Donuts, Drybar, Econo Lube, Fastsigns, Fitness Connection, Flower Child, Focus Brands, Hardees, i9 Sports, Inspire Brands, Installation Made Easy, International Car Wash Group, Jamba, Jimmy John’s, Jim N’ Nicks BBQ, KE Camps, Maaco, Massage Envy, Mathnasium, McAlister’s Deli, Meineke, Merry Maids, Merlin, Millers Ale House, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Money Mailer, North Italia, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Orangetheory Fitness, Pet Valu, Pet Supermarket, Primrose Schools, Pro Oil Change, School of Rock, Schlotzky’s, Seattle’s Best, Self Esteem Brands, ServiceMaster, SONIC Drive Ins, Streamline Brands, Subway, Take 5 Oil Change, The Bar Method, Two Men and A Truck, U.S. Baseball Academy, U.S. Sports Camps, UNIBAN, Waxing the City, Wingstop, Youth Enrichment Brands


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, Pet Supplies Plus, TGI Friday’s, Tony Roma’s, Vital Care


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, Home Concepts, 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


TriArtisan Capital Partners
Clair’s, P.F. Chang’s, TGI Friday’s


Univest Group
Pollo Campero


Vintage Capital Management
Rent-A-Center


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