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We are Corlex Capital

Corlex is a minority-owned private equity and consulting firm that invests in and serves the franchising industry by leveraging its specialized in-house operations team to create significant value for clients, investors, brand owners, developers, and the communities they serve.
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The Opportunity of Underachieving Franchisees

For every above average franchisee, there is a below average franchisee.

Corlex’s Secret Sauce

Franchises are service oriented businesses that rely on standardized processes. But people are the key to successfully running these operationally intensive businesses.

Corlex Playmakers

You understand teamwork, you know what it means to play your role, to hone your craft, to put in the time and work to yield results. You know the value in winning, as a team.

Johnathan Marchel, JB Bedasse, the Corlex Team

Firm Overview

Corlex Capital is a minority-owned private equity and consulting firm that is focused on the multi-unit franchising industry. The firm was founded in 2016 by a group of executives who recognized that the key to success in franchising is having the right combination of processes and people. While repeatable processes are important, people make the business.

Although we are investors at heart, Corlex’s differentiator is our in-house operations team that brings decades of operating experience to the assets we steward. Over the course of human history, talent is the commodity for which demand has always exceeded supply. Superior outcomes are driven by our talented people, their ability to teach and raise up team members in the field, and dedication to the repeatable processes that make franchised business so attractive.

Corlex also provides creative debt advisory services for closely held companies and private equity sponsors looking to source debt capital to grow or strengthen their businesses. Success in this arena stems from Corlex’s years of experience executing debt transactions with both traditional and non-traditional lenders. Finally, Corlex offers franchisee management services to multi-unit developers, franchisors, or banks that require operational support or a turnkey management team.

Our Mission

To support growing franchise entrepreneurs and provide investors an entrée into franchising while raising up our team members and serving our communities in the process.

The biggest fear franchise entrepreneurs and investors have when going into business is drought, but sometimes the flood can be just as dangerous. Corlex was built to help those entrepreneurs and investors manage growth.

The world doesn’t need another private equity firm that’s overly focused on the finances at the expense of operational excellence. Restaurants and other franchised businesses are operationally intensive, and the key benefit of investing in a franchised concept is to rely on proven and repeatable systems and processes to be successful and support growth. Without an in-house operations team, owners of franchised businesses are at a significant disadvantage.

That’s why Corlex has strategically focused on staffing our firm with experienced operations professionals. We seek, cultivate, support, and ultimately deploy our most valuable assets – our people – in the field to drive excellent operational results for asset owners and investors

JB Bedasse working the kitchen meal prep

Find out how Corlex can open the door to the franchising industry or help you operate the assets you already own.

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