Devonshires advises on Sodexo acquisition

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Devonshires has advised Sodexo on its acquisition of The Good Eating Company, a leading London-based contract caterer.

The Devonshires team was led by Corporate Partner James Lyons, with support from Corporate and Commercial Solicitor Michelle Mullen and Employment Solicitor Katie Maguire.

Sodexo and The Good Eating Company share a vision to grow their presence in metropolitan areas including the highly competitive and dynamic workplace dining market in which The Good Eating Company has seen significant growth in recent years.

James Lyons said: “We are delighted to have assisted Sodexo on this key strategic acquisition which enables Sodexo to support and benefit from a new premium, food-only offer to sit alongside its existing integrated facilities management offer thereby helping to strengthen its position in the corporate market.”

David Bailey, CEO, corporate services, Sodexo UK & Ireland said, “We are really excited to have the Good Eating Company join the Sodexo Group – their ethos and passion for food is a perfect fit for Sodexo.”

Andy Vaughan, head of strategy, corporate services, Sodexo UK & Ireland said, “We are very grateful to James and the Devonshires’ team for their dedicated support in bringing this exciting transaction to a successful completion.”

Devonshires’ Corporate team includes 6 partners and 8 solicitors. It manages a broad range of corporate transactions and joint ventures for clients including PLCs, private companies and investors, registered providers and international funds.

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