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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Compass has acquired BGP, the Swedish catering company, for £1.6m.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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