The Booming Market for Public Funding

The public finance markets are again open to emerging restaurant concepts. This is due to the supply of capital, the desire of investors to invest in high growth and the liberalization of securities. The Monitor has highlighted some recent IPOs which illustrate the growth in the public markets. This article will discuss public offerings, small . . .

Good Partners, Bad Partners: Because Investors Aren’t Equal, Finding the Former Takes Work

The number of outside investors teaming up with good operators to buy into franchise systems is proliferating of late. In particular, private equity has served as the funding for consolidation of franchisee units and the acquisition of franchisors. But not all professional investors are created equal. Operators who want to bring in a financial partner . . .

10 Key Provisions: How to Translate a Loan Agreement into (Almost) Plain English

As a business owner, you either have existing debt financing, are currently working on debt financing and/or at some point in the future will be seeking debt financing. It is simply the nature of the business, whether you are refinancing an existing loan, funding capital improvements to your business, seeking to fund an acquisition or . . .