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CH&CO

CH&CO is a leading catering group offering premium contract and hospitality services across the UK.

CH&CO has established a highly respected brand and serves a diverse range of customers in workplaces, education, venues, livery halls and well-known visitor attractions.

The business had held a Royal Warrant for the provision of catering services to HM Queen since 2013, and manages catering facilities for The Tower of London, Hampton Court, ZSL London Zoo and Goldsmiths’ Hall, among others.

CH&CO operates staff restaurants and cafes, as well as delivering in-house hospitality for a host of blue-chip companies. Its high-quality offer is attractive to employers who recognise this as an important employee benefit.

In the education sector, CH&CO provides delicious, interesting and nutritionally-balanced food for school lunches in both state and private schools.

In addition, CH&CO provides end-to-end events management services and in-house catering services to venues that host corporate events, conferences, wedding receptions, parties and dinners.

Investment Date

May 2019

Country

UK

Business Description

Suppport Services

Revenue at ACQ.

£286m

Employees at ACQ.

6,200

Investment Type

Secondary MBO

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Equistone’s investment will provide us with the financial support to fund further strategic mergers and acquisitions of the type that we have successfully used to date to grow the business and to diversify our customer base.