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Looking to Purchase a Second Franchise? Read This First

Thinking of purchasing another franchise? Check out our latest article on QSRweb on what you need to know before taking on another brand. The next franchise purchase -- what to know before you go

C Squared’s Carty Davis and NPR

Our very own Carty Davis spoke with NPR about the difficulties those in low-income neighborhoods face when trying to get a bank loan in an article titled Breaking The Cycle Of Disinvestment In...

C Squared Gives Back Featured for $100,000 Donation

We at C Squared collectively appreciate how important — and rewarding — giving back can be. Hopefully, many people and organizations will benefit from this program, and we are proud to be able to...



C Squared Gives Back

To give back and help others, we allocate a substantial portion of all transaction success fees to charitable organizations. 

Our approach gives C Squared’s Principals and its clients the opportunity to give back to both the franchising industry and organizations in the communities where they work and live. 

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Relationships Built on Trust

We have had the pleasure of partnering with Carty for many years. He has been a trusted advisor on issues such as acquisitions, valuations and financing, as well as executive compensation and retention. His knowledge, experience and network of contacts has proven invaluable to Tar Heel Capital.

Jim Furman Sr., CEO
Tar Heel Capital

Without Carty’s leadership & guidance the last 25 years I couldn’t have grown our company from three locations to now over 40 locations!

Matt Van Paepeghem
WenMarr Management Company

I’ve known Carty for 25 years as a competitor, advisor and representative on M & A transactions. Although I’ve completed hundreds of restaurant financing transactions in my career, when it came time to sell part of my Wendy’s business, my partner and I immediately hired Carty. The expertise required to sell a franchise business is much different than financing that business. Carty is tough, fair, and focused on finding ways to get a deal done. We’ve been on both sides of transactions with Carty. I’d rather have C Squared on my side of the table.

Hans Sohlen
30+ year Restaurant Financial Advisor and Wendy’s franchisee

I’ve worked with Carty on numerous transactions.  In working Carty, you always know where you stand. I’m in a position to provide timely updates to our shareholders partially due to his collaboration on our goals and priorities. C Squared’s understanding of the industry, our brand, and the big picture, in addition to their attention to detail, makes them an ideal financial advisor, as evidenced by our many engagements with them.

Gary Miller
CFO Carolina Restaurant Group 90 unit Wendy’s Franchisee

Our 75+ years of collective experience provides us with the expertise and relationships necessary to deliver timely, value-added solutions for our clients. We focus on the interpersonal relationships that can bolster or compromise a deal depending on the circumstances - what we like to call the C Squared Advantage.

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