“This acquisition is another step in our strategic plan to accelerate development within growing markets,” outlines Philippe Salle, Elior Group Chairman and CEO. “In the markets’ segments where we see significant opportunities, Lancer Hospitality fits perfectly. We are focused on growth within the United States and will continue to expand both organically and through strategic acquisitions like this one.”
Lancer Hospitality will continue to operate under its current brand as part of Elior North America’s west market segments, and will be led by Glenn Baron, its current President. All of Lancer Hospitality’s 1,400 employees will remain part of the team going forward and become an integral part of the Elior Group team.
“The addition of Lancer Hospitality takes us deeper into several markets we currently serve and expands our offerings into new areas,” said Brian Poplin, President and CEO of Elior North America. “In the cultural segment, we are adding a roster of new venues and strengthening our position in the education, senior dining and healthcare verticals, where we already have a strong middle-market presence.”
“We are looking forward to joining the team members at Elior North America, bringing our best practices, and our shared commitment to the clients,” said Baron. “For our employees, there is now tremendous opportunity throughout the company we’re joining, and for our clients, access to additional resources will allow us to invest in our infrastructure, giving us the ability to enhance our operations with new technology and culinary innovation.”