At C Squared, the whole is truly greater than the sum of our individual business experience. In fact, no other firm presents the breadth and depth of franchisor, franchisee and multi-unit transaction experience. Our 75+ years of collective experience provides us with the expertise and relationships necessary to deliver timely, value-added solutions for our clients. We adhere to our core values of hard work, integrity and relationships in everything we do and manage all aspects of an engagement to ensure a successful conclusion. While numbers are our business, we firmly believe that not everything that counts can be counted. We focus on the interpersonal relationships that can bolster or compromise a deal depending on the circumstances. This is what we call the C Squared Advantage. In short, we check a lot of boxes.
Franchise M&A Experience – cutting edge, franchise-based experience over many systems. We are 4-time winners of the prestigious Franchise Times Deal Maker of the Year Award.
Lending Experience – we’ve held various leadership roles in franchise finance regulated and unregulated lending institutions. Instrumental in introducing securitized financing to the restaurant franchise industry in the late 1990s, which enabled franchisees to accelerate growth. We have over 20 years of experience within the franchise lending industry placing various credit facilities ranging from multi institution syndications to multi tranche facilities including senior and junior capital to SBA solutions for smaller or start up operators.
Franchisee Experience – partner is an area developer of Sports Clip franchise that has grown from 1 to 72 units over a 15-year period. Appointed to several leadership advisory councils, which played a pivotal role in the brand’s growth from 100 to over 1,800 units.
Franchisor Experience – held leadership positions in both the Wendy’s and Dunkin’ Brands systems. Our team has vast experience in refranchising and understands the franchisor transaction approval process.
CPA Backgrounds – principals began their careers in the public accounting industry. This background provided a solid understanding of accounting and finance coupled with a superior work ethic. These traits serve C Squared well on every client engagement.
Franchise Association Experience – fully involved in key aspects that franchisees face every day in running their businesses, including franchisor encroachment/impact concerns, minimum wage laws, predictive scheduling and joint employer issues.