Compass Group, the world’s largest contract caterer, has acquired Tirumala Hospitality Services (THS), an Indian rival, for an undisclosed sum. At the end of March 2010 THS has gross assets of 105.2m rupees (£1.4m). In the 12 months to 31 March 2010 the acquired business had revenue of 271.6m rupees (£3.7m). THS is a strong regional player in the food service industry in Western India specialising in the provision of catering services to the business and industry sector.