DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., December 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, has acquired Aussie Pet Mobile, a leading franchisor of mobile dog and cat grooming services.
Aussie Pet Mobile becomes the eighth brand in the Home Franchise Concepts portfolio, joining Budget Blinds, Tailored Living with PremierGarage, Concrete Craft, AdvantaClean, Kitchen Tune-Up, Bath Tune-Up and Two Maids & A Mop.
While pet home care is a new area for HFC, it is a symbiotic complement as the company continues to capitalize on its success in the franchise business model and build on its strong culture and its growing range of products and services.
“JM Family and Home Franchise Concepts is all about helping other businesses grow and succeed, and with the strategic and innovative team that Aussie Pet Mobile already has in place, we have no doubts that we will achieve great things together, ”said Scott Barrett, senior vice president at JM Family and president of HFC.
Much like parent company JM Family, Aussie Pet Mobile’s story begins with a business founder passionate about innovation. First founded in 1996 by the Australian husband-and-wife team Ian Moses and Vivienne McIntosh, the company was headquartered in the United States in 1999. It has grown into the number one mobile pet grooming brand in the world. The company is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and operates in 95 US territories with a network of 74 franchises and 354 grooming vans.
Company President Leon Feuerberg, who started as a franchisee in 2006, will continue to lead day-to-day operations and report to HFC President Scott Barrett.
“Our vision has always been to create a wonderful and diverse team of caring and successful franchisees across the United States. I believe joining the HFC family will help make this vision a reality for Aussie Pet Mobile and our franchisees, ”said Leon Feuerberg. “There is a tremendous opportunity for the two companies to grow together by taking advantage of the synergies that exist between us. Aussie Pet Mobile is totally focused on the long term success of our franchisees, and we know that HFC and their parent company JM Family have exactly the same goal. In all measurable ways, being a part of the HFC family will be of huge benefit to Aussie Pet Mobile and all of our franchisees and team members.
Aussie Pet Mobile prides itself on providing a professional and stress-free grooming experience inside air-conditioned mobile vans. They are an eco-friendly company that never uses cages, kennel dryers, or harsh chemicals during the grooming process. The company has received industry accolades, including being ranked on Insight Success Magazine’s Top 10 World Franchise List for 2020 and was featured in the Franchise Directory and Pet Age.
DLA Piper LLP served as legal counsel and Alvarez & Marsal Global Transaction Advisory Group served as financial advisor to JM Family. Eureka Capital Markets, LLC has been the exclusive financial advisor to Aussie Pet Mobile.
About Aussie Pet Mobile
Founded in 1996 by the Australian team of husband and wife Ian Moses and Vivienne McIntosh, the company was headquartered in the United States in 1999 and has grown to become the number one mobile pet grooming brand in the world. Each mobile pet grooming unit is custom designed with air conditioning, heating, electricity and water, and is independent of any outside electrical or water hookups. The spacious interior of the van helps the animals to maneuver easily and improves the groomer’s ability to ensure that all of the animal’s needs are met. Aussie Pet Mobile’s certified and trained groomers will pamper your pets with personal, 100% cage-free, one-on-one attention from the comfort of their own aisle.
About Home Franchise Concepts
Home Franchise Concepts® (HFC) is one of the world’s largest franchise systems for home improvement goods and services and one of the largest franchise companies in the world. The seven HFC brands, including Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up ™ and Two Maids & A Mop, are consistently ranked top in their categories and supported by more than 2,100 franchise territories in the United States, Canada and Mexico. HFC is a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company with revenues of $ 16 billion and more than 4,500 associates. JM Family has won several awards for its culture, products and services, including 23 consecutive years on the Fortune list of the 100 best companies to work for. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with $ 16 billion in sales and more than 4,500 associates. Rooted in the automotive industry and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family’s mission is to help other businesses succeed. A long-term partner, it invests in its companies, partners and communities. Driven by exceptional performance, the current subsidiaries are active in the automotive, financial services and franchising sectors. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, JM&A Group, World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), JM Lexus, DataScan and Home Franchise Concepts. JM Family has won several awards for its culture, products and services, including 23 consecutive years on the Fortune list of the 100 best companies to work for. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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