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News   March 2, 2016   by CARS Magazine

Driven Brands wins 2016 Franchise Times Dealmakers Award

Driven Brands, Inc. has been named a winner in Franchise Times fourth annual Dealmakers Awards.

The award recognizes the boldest players driving mergers and acquisitions in franchising.

Driven Brands, one of 12 winners, was recognized after an active 2015 that saw the company rapidly expand its list of holdings. Soon after being acquired by an affiliate of Atlanta-based Roark Capital in April 2015, Driven Brands quickly acted on an aggressive growth campaign that launched with the acquisition of 1-800 Radiator, Inc. in June, Carstar Auto Body Repair Experts in October and Carstar Canada in December.

“Our investment partners have stood by their commitment to invest in our growth and have remained committed to our profitability and long-term success,” said Johnathan Fitzpatrick, CEO of Driven Brands. “We look forward to continuing to leverage their deep knowledge and expertise in the franchising industry.”


The winners of the Franchise Times Dealmakers awards were selected by a panel of judges, all experts in franchise mergers and acquisitions, from finalist nominations solicited by Franchise Times in the fourth quarter.

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