Centerplate

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Centerplate, Inc.
Private
Industry Hospitality, Concessions
Headquarters Stamford, CT [1], United States
Key people
Chris Verros, President and CEO
Owner Olympus Partners
Number of employees
30,000[2]
Website www.centerplate.com

Centerplate, Inc. is a food and beverage corporation serving entertainment venues in North America, and the UK.[3]

Centerplate, formerly known as Volume Services America, Inc., was originally a division of Canteen corp. In 1995 it was sold to Flagstar, controlled by private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), which then sold Volume Services to The Blackstone Group.[4] Volume Services changed its name to Centerplate in 2004 when the company completed an IPO. In 2009, Centerplate again became a private company following its merger with an affiliate of Kohlberg & Company. In 2012 Centerplate was acquired by a consortium of investors including members of the then current management team as well as private equity firm Olympus Partners which continues to own the Company.[5]

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Centerplate provides services to various venues in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, including arenas, cinemas, convention centers, resorts, restaurants, zoos and aquariums.[6]

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