Temporary 504 Loan Refinancing for Eligible Small Business Assets Under the Jobs Act Expires 9-27-2012

From time to time DDIFO is pleased to present Guest Commentary from valued contributors. Guest commentaries feature the views, and opinions of the contributor and are not necessarily the opinions of DDIFO and it’s Board of Directors. The following is information submitted by Barbara Arena, Vice President of Granite State Development Corporation (GSDC) 131 Whitman Street, Hanson, MA 781-294-2244, barbara@granitestatedev.com, www.granitestatedev.com, regarding refinancing opportunities thru the SBA’s Temporary 504 Loan Refinancing Progam.

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Financing Sponsors Rustle Up Success for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees

Every Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner is unique—indeed, every shop is—and as such, each has different financing needs. With a dozen financing Sponsors currently on board and more in the pipeline, DDIFO is delivering connections to a variety of lenders that offer particular specialties to meet the diverse and distinct funding demands of its members. Whether…

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Two Bain Capital Partners Get an Early Holiday Gift from Dunkin’ Brands

Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal reports that Dunkin’ Brands(DNKN) is brewing a cup of holiday cheer for a pair of private equity investors at Boston’s Bain Capital. Bain managing directors Andrew Balson and Mark Nunnelly are among a selkect group of executives, former executives and directors who are free to sell shares they personally hold in the company as of Wednesday – about two months ahead of scheduled end of a lock-up period on such sales.

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GE Capital, Franchise Finance Provides $2.15 Million to Domino’s Pizza Franchisee

Martket Watch, GE Capital, Franchise Finance recently provided $2.15 million to Pizza Project, LLC, a Domino’s(R) Pizza franchisee. The facility included a $1.45 million term loan for the acquisition of existing Domino’s units as well as a $700 thousand development line of credit for the development of additional stores throughout the San Francisco, CA area.

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Dunkin’ Franchise Owners Benefit from 2005 Efforts of G-6 Group

Even before the opening bell rang on Wall Street on July 27, 2011 ushering in the company’s initial public offering (IPO), many franchise owners questioned if the agreement—presented in a letter former CEO Jon Luther signed on January 11, 2006 and granting franchise owners the chance to purchase stock in a “family and friends” pool—…

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A Confidential Advisory to DDIFO Members!

As we are sure you know by now, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. has become a publicly traded company (DNKN: NASDAQ). As franchisees, you should be aware of issues that may arise if you elect to buy or sell shares of DNKN, or simply based on your continuing status as a franchisee. DDIFO Membership Required. If you are having trouble logging please send an email to loginhelp@ddifo.org

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Markets Hub: DNKN Going Public

A heavy day of earnings and economic data, combined with stalled talks over the debt talks have contributed to a lower markets opening on Tuesday. Michael Casey and Paul Vigna discuss the market’s emerging cautiousness. (Photo: AP Photo.)

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