Financial Services

ABC Financial Services Inc.
Address: 8320 Highway 107
Contact: Keith Lansdale
Contact Title: Vice President of Franchise Relations
City: Sherwood
State: AR

ABC Financial is the nation’s leading software and billing provider for the health and fitness industry. Its comprehensive services include payment processing and health club management tools, such as DataTrak, which allows gym owners and managers the ability to track and manage memberships, member and employee schedules, other human resource functions and inventory control.

Ayer and Associates – A Financial Advisory Practice of American Financial
Address: 25 Chestnut St., Suite 300 N.
Contact: Christopher Ayer
Contact Title: Managing Director
City: Portsmouth
State: NH
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Address: 100 Federal St.
Contact: Cristin M. O’Hara
Contact Title: Managing Director and Group Head
City: Boston
State: MA

Gym owners and operators face many unique challenges, including strong competition, changing consumer tastes, rising costs and a dynamic marketplace. Our finance group customizes solutions for operating companies, franchisees, franchisors and private equity firms. We offer 60 years of expertise and a full suite of solutions to help you succeed.

BciCapital Franchise Finance
Address: 120 Cockeysville Road, Suite 200
Contact: Joe Serio
Contact Title: Senior Vice President, Director Franchise Finance
City: Cockeysville
State: MD

BciCapital Franchise Finance, a subsidiary of City National Bank of Florida, specializes in loan and real estate products offered nationwide. We offer competitive rates and terms for debt-refinance, acquisition, remodel, development and partner buyout loans. Let our experienced team help you build your future!

BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Address: 111 W. Monroe St., 20th Floor E.
Contact: Angelo Maragos
Contact Title: Director
City: Chicago
State: IL

Whether you need financing for acquisitions, development and remodeling or require services such as M&A advisory and interest rate hedging, it is crucial to partner with a financial institution that understands the needs of franchise companies. Backed by the resources of BMO Financial Group, our franchise finance specialists will partner with you to create a strategic plan for your business needs both now and as you grow. To learn more about how we can help, visit

Bridge Funding Group
Address: 215 Schilling Circle, Suite 100
Contact: Trey Peters
Contact Title: Vice President, Business Development Officer
City: Hunt Valley
State: MD

Bridge Funding Group Inc., a BankUnited Company, helps multi-unit franchisees grow their business by financing new locations, re-equips and acquisitions of existing locations. We also provide refinancing, consolidation of existing debt and funding for partner buyouts. We have a large Planet Fitness® portfolio with an experienced team who prides themselves on providing the best service to meet the franchisee’s needs.

Contact: Jonathan Martin
City: Charleston
State: SC

Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Ceterus empowers small-business entrepreneurs with done-for-you accounting and benchmarked reporting. Ceterus’ Edge system automates entries into QuickBooks Online and aggregates financial data to provide peer benchmarked reporting. We pair technology with people to deliver a one-stop solution for entrepreneurs.

Chemical Bank
Address: 333 W. Fort St., Suite 1800
Contact: Richard Riecker
Contact Title: Executive Director – Franchise Finance
City: Detroit
State: MI

The goal of our dedicated team of franchise specialists is to help you meet all of your financing needs while allowing you to maintain focus on running your business. We are a national lender offering conventional loans at attractive rates and terms for loan purposes including acquisitions, refinance, new unit development, remodels and partner buyouts.

Citizens Bank
Address: 1 Park Plaza, Suite 600
Contact: Eugene Chang
Contact Title: Director, Franchise Finance
City: Irvine
State: CA

Citizens Bank is one of the nation’s leading lenders in the franchise finance segment. As the 13th largest U.S. bank (by assets), we also offer a full array of banking services. If you are an experienced multi-unit franchise owner looking to borrow from $5 million to over $500 million to grow, remodel or recapitalize your business, please contact us to hear how we help you accomplish your goals. Citizens Commercial Banking is a division of Providence, RI-based Citizens Financial Group (NYSE: CFG).

Fifth Third Bank
Address: 38 Fountain Square Plaza
Contact: Jeff Poe
Contact Title: Vice President & Director, Franchise Finance
City: Cincinnati
State: OH

Fifth Third is a leading capital provider and strategic advisor to Planet Fitness franchisees. Fifth Third has led or co-led debt facilities totaling over $2.0 billion for Planet Fitness franchisees in over 15 transactions and our Investment Banking group has provided strategic advisory services to many of the system’s franchisees through their evolution. The Fifth Third team also has a strong relationship with and access to the franchisor and has been a strategic partner for many franchisees since their early days.