When you’re running a business with such specific requirements as McDonald’s franchises, consulting with a typical accountant might be limiting you to a one-dimensional view of your financial present and future. Sparkmon & Associates has delivered sound advice to hundreds of McDonald’s owner/operators to help them create and achieve their business and personal goals.

Firm partners Richard Sparkmon and Emmitt White are Certified Valuation Analysts and are experienced expert witnesses in cases requiring business valuations of McDonald’s restaurants. Amy Williams, Heidi Pearson and Tamra Newman are also Certified Valuation Analysts.

Planning, Forecasting and Business Consulting

First, we meet with you to evaluate new or existing store opportunities and assess your business’ financial viability. Then we prepare multi-year cash flow projections to help you make the right decisions for your organization. We review financial statements monthly and analyze financial ratios to keep you attuned to these aspects of your operations. We also offer strategy and suggestions for improvement when needed.

Among other tools, we also have an internally developed model to help operators analyze restaurant co-investments, as well as various rent options on rebuilds and relocations.

Sales, Acquisitions and Tax-Deferred Exchanges

Sparkmon and Associates has played an active role in more than 450 restaurant sales and acquisitions, giving our firm special insight into this field. We provide a full range of advisory services for purchases and sales, including exchanges, cash flow analysis, purchase feasibility and other strategic factors that may impact the restaurant’s purchase or sale.

Financing Sources

We have solid relationships with national and regional lenders, providing our McDonald’s owner/operators and other clients with a wide variety of financing sources. Whether a loan is fixed or floating, we can evaluate all financing arrangements to ensure debt is properly managed and negotiated for hassle-free borrowing.

An accurate understanding of your restaurant’s value and financial viability is vital for achieving business success, today and in the years to come. Realistic valuations are also necessary for gift and estate planning, smooth business successions and long-term planning. Whatever your goals, we are here to provide you with the solutions you need.