Testimonials

"I am writing to personally thank you and your team of professionals for not only the successful completion of the assignment of executing the sale of twenty [20] of our operating Blockbuster stores, but also to acknowledge the total satisfaction that we feel and felt, every step of the way. It was very comforting to go through this experience with you; frankly it was uncharted waters for us and your expert guidance, consistent and complete communication and updates and your focused ability to identify qualified buyers and bring them through the entire process including due diligence, allowed us to actually continue to run our business while the process unfolded. We knew where things stood at every turn…this is ultimately all a businessman requires. We appreciate all your efforts on our behalf and hope that you know that you may call upon us if ever you would like a reference."
 
Warmest regards, 

 

John G. Krainin 

Managing General Partner 

The Endless Video Superstore Limited Partnership (dba: Blockbuster)

 

 

 

 

"I know that the sale of twenty of our stores to five different buyers, with all the transactions all occurring within a short period of time could not have been completed by anyone else. I am most impressed with your ability to quickly address the seemly endless issues that are constantly occurring while the transactions progress to close. You focused on allowing business people to make business decisions rather than allowing the various parties attorneys to sidetrack agreements. I have the highest respect for you and your organization."

 

Peter F. Bohan

Chief Financial Officer

Endless Video, a Blockbuster franchisee

 

 

 

 

"Jill and I wanted to thank you and your staff on a great job done with the sale of our restaurant. We have worked with a lot of brokers in the past and by far you and your staff have set a standard that is hard to beat. When we were looking to sell our restaurant, we were looking for a company that would keep our sale confidential, get us the most money, get us a cash offer, and get a qualified buyer that would take care of our staff. You and your staff have accomplished this and we would definitely recommend Praetorian Group to any potential seller."

 

Thanks again!

Jill and Sunny Smith

Deland, FL

 

 

 

 

"Praetorian Group’s network of potential buyers, understanding of the financial market and experience, skill and professionalism in closing deals have been invaluable in our refranchising program".

 

 

Andrew Puzder, CEO

Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.

 

 

 

 

"Praetorian Group has time and again demonstrated its ability to bring buyer and sellers together even in a challenging environment. More importantly, Praetorian Group has demonstrated that they have the expertise and experience to assist these buyers and sellers in overcoming the many obstacles that may stand in the way of a successful closing".

 

Michael Murphy

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.

 

 

 

 

"When Praetorian Group is involved, deals get done, even in this particularly challenging environment for financing larger transactions."

 

"As a lender focusing on acquisitions of franchised business, having the key components of a transaction in place is critical. Praetorian Group has proven, time and again, their ability to value business, deliver highly qualified buyers, assist in difficult negotiations and facilitate the due diligence process". When Praetorian Group is involved, deals get done, even in this particularly challenging environment for financing larger transactions.

 

American Commercial Capital

Carlsbad, CA

 

 

 

 

"There is no way we could have orchestrated this deal without Praetorian Group. They worked with both sides on all aspects of the transaction. They served as mediator through numerous issues between both parties and even created resolutions between the acquiring partners. Praetorian Group met all their promises especially facilitating financing and Franchisor approvals. We would not hesitate to use them again."

 

Sandra and Mark D’Amato – Seller's

Dairy Queen

Stratford, CT

 

 

 

 

"Very professional not at all what I expected or experienced from a business broker. The attention to detail was exceptional. I felt like I had a partner with me putting together the deal. When the going got tough Praetorian got going. They know how to keep a deal together. Their experience in dealing with franchisee’s community proved to be invaluable."

 

Joseph Adinolfi - Buyer

Dunkin’ Donuts

West Hartford, CT

 

 

 

 

"Bob, I wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put into getting this deal closed. You earned every bit of your commission. I think you handled everything like a pro. You knew when to push us, when to let up, and when to follow through. It was one entire year of hard work that got this deal closed. Bob and I have applied for a passport and plan to do some traveling before we decide what to do with the rest of our lives. That day you walked into my Dunkin' Donut shop to inquire about the empty building next door, I never in my wildest dreams imagined that you would be the person responsible for making such a dramatic change in my life. It was definitely time for such a change and I want to "thank you." You did your job and you did it great."

 

Bette & Bob Bell – Seller’s

Dunkin’ Donuts package

Columbia, SC

 

 

 

 

"Praetorian Group has proven their ability to overcome the numerous obstacles in some very difficult transactions. They not only have brought the buyers to the table and helped arrange financing, they have been a valuable resource in the negotiation process"

 

Ted Abajian

CFO

Checker's Drive-in Restaurants, Inc.

 

 

 

 

"Praetorian Group are truly investment bankers, not brokers. In our transaction they were involved throughout, from the Letter of Intent through the closing. Whenever the deal was unraveling, they managed to drive solutions which put the deal back on track. I would not hesitate to recommend or use their services again"

 

Yousef Abbasi

CEO

Grand Star, LLC

 

 

 

 

"In the "art of a deal", focus and nuance coupled with a highly principled and skilled mediation role often produces "the successful" difference. Our experience with Praetorian Group was indeed a reflection of that professionalism and expertise in brokering ventures."

 

Robert Alrod

CEO

Altes, LLC

 

 

 

 

"I wanted to drop this note of thanks for your help in the acquisition of our 9 restaurants in Greenville, NC. Praetorian was never more than a phone call away when key questions had to answered quickly and accurately. Going through this process was made so much easier by having Praetorian facilitate the negotiating and in the end I believe this was a win-win situation for both parties."

Thanks again

 

 

Brian Bergeron

Morning Star LLC

 

 

 

 

"We found the professionals at The Praetorian Group to be great to work with. They were very responsive to our needs, helped us together to develop clear and defined objectives in our search for a new business, then put together a comprehensive package of opportunities and presented them in a clear and understandable format. Once we had committed to the specific business, The Praetorian Group provided invaluable assistance to our team in bringing the purchase from letter of intent to acquisition. Their assistance in coordination with our lender, seller, legal departments, and various agencies was instrumental in making the transaction a success. We hope to make additional acquisitions in the future and will look to the Praetorian Group to assist us again in an otherwise demanding and time consuming process."

 

Jack Mangan

Chief Operating Officer

Restaurant Management Group

Franchisee of 19 Hardee Restaurants of Tri-Cities TN/VA