New York, N.Y. – June 24, 2022 – Greenspoon Marder successfully represented Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming (“Woof Gang”) in the sale of the company to Garnett Station Partners, a New York-based investment firm. Woof Gang is one of the largest pet services and specialty retail brands in the United States with over 200 corporate-owned and franchised locations either opened or under development across 18 states. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The Greenspoon Marder team handling this transaction consisted of the Chair of the Franchise Law practice group Adam G. Wasch, partner David Lenox, franchise of counsel Joseph C. Wasch, and corporate associates Kevin Ryan and Katie Heron.
“Paul and Cara Allen built Woof Gang from scratch in 2007 with a small business loan and grew it into a powerhouse franchise brand in the pet space,” said partner Adam G. Wasch. “It was truly a pleasure to work with our top-tier franchise M&A team at Greenspoon Marder in an effort get this deal done for Paul and Cara quickly and efficiently with our counterparts at Willkie Farr and the buyer Garnett Station Partners. I am confident that GSP will be able to take this brand into the franchise stratosphere.”
“The Woof Gang team has been a client of our firm for years, and we have been by their side while the Woof Gang brand has achieved impeccable growth,” added partner David Lenox. “We are pleased that GSP will be able to provide growth capital and operational resources to take the brand to the next level.”
Greenspoon Marder’s Franchise Law practice group provides legal counseling to franchisors from the pre-launch stage to the growth stage to the exit and beyond. Our group of attorneys regularly represents national and global franchise systems in the sales to, or investments by, private equity firms and strategic buyers as well as franchise investors. With multiple decades of experience, our national franchise team serves as counsel to franchise systems of all sizes across the country in a variety of industries as a seamless legal partner with the type of easy and immediate access that franchisors would expect from an in-house counsel.
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