ACG-CT Monthly Breakfast Meeting

February 2, 20079:30am
Stamford Marriott Hotel, Stamford, CT

Most private equity firms have little interest in franchisee chains...yet, some "quick service" franchisee operations are surprisingly profitable. Are there opportunities being missed in franchising? The panel will address this question as well as related issues such as the balance of power, operational and financial leverage, corporate discipline, and growth strategies as they pertain to the relationship between franchisees and their private equity-owned franchisor.

Moderator:
John Schwarten - Director, Executive Sounding Board Associates

Speakers:
Joseph Schumacher - Attorney, Wiggin and Dana
Peter Marrinan - VP Operations, Dunkin' Donuts
John Troiano - Managing Partner, The Beekman Group