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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Purchase by Sodexo expected to bring stability to Centerplate

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 20 / 17

Sodexo’s acquisition of Centerplate brings new life to the sports concessionaire and boosts the overall portfolio for Sodexo, the world’s second-biggest food service company. Last week, Paris-based Sodexo announced the purchase of Centerplate for $675 million from Olympus Partners, th...

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