Acquisition provides solid foothold in growing Senior Living and Support
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Compass Group Canada, one of the
country's leading foodservice and support services companies has
acquired the assets of Nova Services Group Inc., a Toronto based
dietary, environmental and janitorial services company. Nova Services
becomes a member of Compass Group Canada and will continue to operate
under the Nova Services brand name.
"Nova's reputation of service excellence coupled with their strong
presence in Long Term Care, Senior Living and Support Services will
provide Compass Group Canada with a solid foothold in these growing
markets," said Saajid Khan, CEO, Compass Group Canada and ESS North
America. "Following on the heels of our 2010 acquisition of The Hurley
Group and the 2011 acquisition of Marquise Group, Compass Group Canada
is set for continued growth in these markets".
Nova's executive team members, A.E. (Tony) Simas, Luis Amaro and Victor
Rodrigues will be retained by Compass Group Canada to ensure a
successful transition for employees and clients. All Nova employees
will become employees of Compass Group Canada and will retain their
current roles and responsibilities.
Senior Operations Management from Nova's Health Care and Commercial &
Industrial divisions will report to Bryn Barnes, Vice President,
Marquise Hospitality, and Philippe D. Mack, President, Eurest Services
respectively. Both Marquise Hospitality and Eurest Services are
members of Compass Group Canada.
"All Nova clients will continue to receive the same superior,
personalized service and support they do now from the same great people
and I am pleased that our employees will be joining such a world-class
company," said Tony Simas of Nova Services Group Inc. "As part of a
global organization, Nova's clients will benefit from Compass' large
scale, leading practices and innovative products and support systems in
About Compass Group Canada
Compass Group Canada is a leading foodservice and support services
company in Canada. With more than 25,000 associates across the country
and 2011 revenues of $1.45 billion, Compass Group sets the standard for
foodservice and support services. Operating sectors include: Canteen
Vending Services, Chartwells, Compass Leisure & Entertainment,
Crothall, ESS, Eurest Dining, Eurest Services, Foodbuy, Gourmet
Cuisine, Levy Restaurants, Marquise, Morrison, Restaurant Associates.
With over 470,000 associates worldwide and operations in around 50
countries, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues
of £15.8 billion in the year to September 30, 2011.
For more information, visit www.compass-canada.com
About Nova Services Group Inc.
Nova Services Group Inc. is a dietary, environmental and janitorial
services company operating primarily in Ontario since 1986. Supported
by its 1000 employees, Nova services a wide range of facilities
including healthcare, retail malls, office and industrial complexes,
educational institutions, and condominium complexes. On a daily basis,
Nova maintains service to over 20 million square feet and over 6000
For more information, visit www.novaservicesinc.com
SOURCE: Compass Group Canada
For further information:
(905) 568-4636 ext. 432