Compass Group Canada acquires Nova Services Group Inc.

Acquisition provides solid foothold in growing Senior Living and Support Services markets

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 the future."

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.

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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 healthcare beds.

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