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Superbowl caterer Centerplate acquires the Lindley Group

04 April 2013 by
Superbowl caterer Centerplate acquires the Lindley Group

Caterer the Lindley Group has been acquired by US catering giant Centerplate for an undisclosed sum.

Centerplate offers event hospitality at sports stadia, entertainment venues and convention centres in the US and will draw on its expertise to build on Lindley's contracts, which include Tottenham Hotspur's White Hart Lane, Leicester Tigers' Welford Road and Watford FC's Vicarage Road.

Joint revenues for the company are expected to exceed £660m. Centerpoint said there were no plans to reduce the combined workforce of 35,000. Each entity will keep its current name.

Lindley Group chief executive Adam Elliott will assume the title of president, the Lindley Group, and executive vice president, Centerplate, reporting to Centerplate president and chief executive Des Hague.

Elliott said all the current UK management team would remain in place.

He added: "Achieving global scale through this merger with Centerplate is a massive boost for The Lindley Group, which will benefit from an infusion of resources and expertise while enjoying the operational freedom to bring our UK clients, fans and guests the food innovation and technology advances that Centerplate is pioneering at venues in America."

Hague said: "With the addition of this vibrant and growing business, the new Centerplate will bring our passion for culinary and service excellence to best-in-class clients around the world, with a continued focus on results, not rhetoric. We are excited to expand globally and look forward to providing our best-in-class clients with unmatched hospitality experiences at prestigious and iconic venues across North America and the UK."

Centerplate provided hospitality at 250 venues last year and has worked at 30 official US Presidential Inaugural Balls, 13 Super Bowls, 21 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history.

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