FranConnect, a provider of franchise managment services, has acquired World Manager, a global provider of learning management and front-line employee engagement services to multi-location businesses.

The transaction expands upon FranConnect’s unique platform assisting franchise brands and multi-location firms manage end-to-end growth and operational success. The combined firm boasts a customer base including 1,500 brands and multi-location businesses with 350,000 locations and units.

“We are thrilled to welcome the World Manager’s world-class family of brands and employees to the FranConnect community,” said Gabby Wong, CEO of FranConnect. “World Manager’s learning management and engagement platform adds a highly strategic capability to FranConnect’s operations solutions, extending our reach from managing the relationship between the brand and franchisee to supporting the needs of multi-location ownership groups and their employees. We can now provide end-to-end visibility of drivers of growth and performance across all types of multi-locations businesses.”