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Compass Group is planning to create a further 1,000 apprenticeships in foodservice, security, cleaning and other areas by 2017.
15-Mar-2016


Compass Group has acquired NKS Kabushiki Kaisha, the Japanese food service operator with 1,200 staff.
07-Mar-2012


Compass Group is to acquire DORA Gastro, the Czech foodservice provider with annual sales of £15m.
12-Dec-2011


Compass has acquired Supercare, the South African contract cleaning firm with 16,000 staff, for undisclosed terms.
28-Nov-2011


Compass Group has acquired Integrated Cleaning Management, the provider of cleaning services with 8,000 staff at 3,800 sites nationwide, for undisclosed terms.
25-Oct-2011


Compass has acquired Cygnet Foods, the Warrington-based supplier of school meals with annual turnover of £9.3m, for undisclosed terms.
05-Sep-2011


Compass Group is to increase the number of apprenticeship positions offered to staff each year from 950 to 1,600, including opportunities in cookery, cleaning and facilities management.
12-Jul-2011


Compass has acquired BGP, the Swedish catering company, for £1.6m.
04-May-2011


Compass Group has acquired PPP-Infrastructure Management, the support services firm with annual revenue of £20m, from Semperian for undisclosed terms.
07-Apr-2011


Compass Group is to acquire Elior Nederland, the Dutch foodservice company with gross assets of £25m.
22-Mar-2011


Compass has acquired Menke Menue, the German catering firm, for £4m, as well as Chiyoda Food of Japan.
12-Jan-2011


Compass Group has acquired IDA Service, the Danish provider of food and support services, for £17m.
04-Oct-2010


Compass Group is to acquire VSG Group, the security services firm with 6,000 staff and offices in Northampton, London, Belfast and Dublin, for £64m.
26-Aug-2010


Compass Group has acquired Southeast Service Corporation, the US provider of business and education support services with 6,500 staff, for £45m.
08-Jun-2010


Compass Group has acquired Caterine Restauration, the French catering company, from Industries & Finances Partenaires.
06-May-2010


Compass has acquired Hurley Group, the Canadian facilities management and cleaning firm, for £30m.
08-Feb-2010


Compass has acquired 27 hospital stores from Martin McColl for £19m, and will rebrand them under its Amigo fascia by September.
20-Apr-2009


Compass Group has acquired KIMCO Corporation, the provider of commercial caretaking services in North America with 5,500 staff, for an initial £50m.
09-Jan-2009


Compass is to create about 100 jobs at its Aberdeen-based Ess Support Services business over the next few months, due to rising demand for its offshore catering and facilities management services.
30-Aug-2007


Compass is to sell its Selecta vending business to Allianz Capital Partners for £772m, including 150,000 vending machines in 22 countries.
14-May-2007


Compass has sold its Select Service Partner travel concessions business for £1.8bn, with Macquarie Bank getting the Moto motorway service stations division and EQT Partners getting the airport and railway concessions.
10-Apr-2006


Compass is to acquire Mitropa, the operator of concessions in German stations and motorway service areas, for £12m.
06-Apr-2004


Compass is to acquire Creative Host Services, the US airport concessions company, for £22m.
20-Feb-2004


Compass has acquired Millies Cookies, the Bury-based operator of 100 cookie outlets, for £24m.
03-Dec-2003


Compass is planning to open up to 45 Harry Ramsden's fish shops this year, including about 30 franchises.
16-Jan-2003


Compass is to sell its 220 Travelodge hotels and 368 Little Chef restaurants to private equity group Permira for £712m.
19-Dec-2002


Compass is planning to expand its chain of 32 Whistlestop convenience stores across the country, and suitable sites include universities, hospitals and military bases.
11-Nov-2002


Compass is paying £80m for a 60% stake in Italian catering company Onama.
30-Sep-2002


Compass is to acquire Gruppo Events, the provider of catering services at Somerset House in London, for up to £6.6m.
15-Apr-2002


Compass is to acquire Bon Appetit Management, the US foodservice company based in California, for £114m.
07-Mar-2002


Compass has acquired the Castle Independent school meals business, which includes 2,500 staff across the country, from Castle View for undisclosed terms.
15-Feb-2002


Compass has acquired London-based contract caterer Woodin & Johns for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its City dining branch Restaurant Associates.
01-Feb-2002


Compass has completed the £41m acquisition of three catering companies from the parent of Swissair - Restorama, Rail Gourmet and parts of Gourmet Nova.
24-Dec-2001


Compass has acquired Seiyo Food Systems, the Japanese contract catering company, for £193m.
12-Dec-2001


Compass is to acquire Manpower Kantineservice, the Norwegian staff restaurant company, for undisclosed terms.
19-Oct-2001


Compass is to acquire Crothall Services, the US provider of ancillary healthcare services, for £120m, which will help it win hospital management contracts in North America.
07-Aug-2001


Compass has acquired Vendepac, the supplier of vending machines, from TM Group for £84m.
24-Jul-2001


Compass has completed the sale of the Le Meridien chain of hotels to Nomura International for £1.9bn.
28-May-2001


Compass has sold its 48 Heritage country hotels to a joint venture between Macdonald Hotels and Bank of Scotland for £235m, while 79 Posthouse hotels are being sold to Bass for £810m.
05-Apr-2001


Compass is planning to expand its recently-acquired Belleview chain of 25 Whistlestop convenience stores into a national network, and is particularly interested in sites at railway stations and airports.
02-Apr-2001


Compass has acquired Milburns, the supplier of catering services at a number of historic sites.
23-Mar-2001


Compass has bought a 75% stake in HSG, the German catering company, and has an option to buy the remaining 25%.
07-Mar-2001


Compass is to invest £44m in a joint venture with Abu Dhabi National Hotels to offer food service management in countries throughout the Middle East.
26-Feb-2001


Compass is to acquire the remaining 67% of Selecta Group, the European vending machine operator, for £374m.
13-Feb-2001


Compass is to acquire Morrison Management Specialists, the US contract caterer, for £383m, and has also announced the completion of its demerger from Granada.
07-Feb-2001


Compass is buying SHRM, the French food service company, for £227m, increasing its market share from 12% to 19% and giving it its first foothold in Canada and Australia.
24-Jun-1997


Compass has acquired National Leisure Catering, the food service group which includes Wembley and the Oval among its customers, for £11m.
16-May-1997


Compass, the food services concern, is buying the food operations of Service America for £77m, making it the second largest contract caterer in the US.
27-Aug-1996


Compass, the catering group, is acquiring Service America's dining and vending food service division for $119m.
26-Aug-1996


Compass is acquiring Professional Food-Service Management, the Florida-based college caterer, for up to $26m.
03-Jul-1996


Compass Group is buying Roberts Catering and Payne & Gunter, the sports catering businesses, for £6.5m.
10-May-1996


Compass has won shareholder support to acquire a controlling stake in Eurest France, the French contract caterer.
18-Apr-1996


Compass has sold its healthcare operation, which runs 15 hospitals, to management for £179m.
13-Dec-1995