Compass Group Canada Acquires Hurley Group


TORONTO — Toronto-based Compass Group Canada announced this morning that it has completed the acquisition of The Hurley Group, a provider of cleaning and facility management services in North America, operating mainly in business and industry, as well as in airports and cultural venues.

The Hurley Group, based in Toronto, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Compass Group Canada. The name of the company will remain The Hurley Group, and their corporate offices will remain in Toronto.

“Named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies in each of the last eight years, The Hurley Group’s entrepreneurial culture and goal of attracting and retaining a high-quality workforce and a prestigious customer base fits very well with Compass Canada’s operating philosophy as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2009 and 2010,” said Jack MacDonald, CEO, Compass Group Canada and ESS North America. “The Hurley Group acquisition enables us to deliver additional services to their market, and the acquisition positions Compass Group Canada for continued growth.”

The Hurley Group comprises 3,500 employees providing cleaning and facility management services across Canada. The company’s business model will be maintained and it will run as a separate entity under Compass Group Canada’s organizational structure. As the newly appointed chairman of the board of The Hurley Group, J. Michael Horgan will report to MacDonald.
Philippe D. Mack, formerly COO of The Hurley Group, has been named as The Hurley Group’s new CEO, reporting to MacDonald.

“I am enormously proud of what our team has achieved over the past 50 years,” said Horgan. “We long ago recognized that people are our greatest strength and by working together, we have become one of the best employers in North America. Compass Group is a company with similar core values, sharing a commitment to quality, service and employee development. This bodes well for the continued growth and success of the combined organizations.”


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