Compass, the world’s largest foodservice group, has agreed to acquire Supercare Services Group, one of South Africa's leading cleaning companies, for an undisclosed sum. For the year to 28 February 2011, Supercare generated revenue of ZAR710.5m (£63.6m) and had gross assets of ZAR155.3m (£12m). Supercare has c.4,000 contracts in the business & industry, healthcare and education sectors across South Africa, and currently employs c.16,000 people. Compass said that the acquisition, which is subject to various conditions including approval from the Competition Commission of South Africa, would expand its multi-service offer to clients and will give it a strong cross-selling platform. Andy Furlong, group managing director for Compass in the region, said: “This acquisition is in line with Compass Group's ongoing strategy to invest and expand in fast growing markets and we continue to see many exciting opportunities.” Earlier this week, Compass reported a rise in full-year pre-tax profit, despite negative like-for-like volume growth in the UK & Ireland and Continental Europe during the second half of the year. The group, which supplies food services in over 50 countries, said that pre-tax profit for the year to 30 September stood at £958m, up 4.9% on the previous year, with revenue up 9.4% to £15.8bn.