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1987 Management buyout of Compass Services from Grand Metropolitan[1]

1988 Compass Group consisted of 3 divisions:[2]

The Group was floated on the Stock Exchange.

1992 Acquired Letheby and Christopher and Travellers Fare

1993 Acquired SAS Service Partner

1994 Acquired Canteen Corporation of USA

1995 Acquired Eurest International of France

1998 Signed the first global foodservice contract to feed Philips workers

2000 Acquired from Granada the Sutcliffe Catering and roadside catering businesses as well as Forte Hotels; subsequently sold the hotels. Merging Granada's catering arm with the UK business of Compass to form Compass Group's UK and Ireland division.

2002 Put Little Chef and Travelodge up for sale.

2010 Acquired Vision Security Group

2011 Acquired PPP Infrastructure Management, Cygnet Catering and Integrated Cleaning Management Ltd.

2012 Purchased Acquire, food procurement software and services

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times Sept. 16, 2002
  2. The Times Dec. 9, 1988
  • [1] Compass Group