Food Service
Continental Acquires Sterling Services

Posted On: 3/19/2019

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TROY, MI -- Continental Services, a foodservice management company based here, has acquired Sterling Services located in Canton, MI. The entire Sterling Services leadership team and staff will join the Continental team. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
 
"With its track record of innovation, consistent core values, an outstanding market reputation, and robust sales and service teams, Sterling Services is a great fit," said Steve LaPorte, president of Continental's refreshment services group. "Now that we are one company, the opportunities for delighting our guests are limitless."
 
In business for more than three decades, Sterling Services brings to the table a strong customer base, and a broad array of services that includes corporate dining, micromarkets, vending and office coffee, to add to Continental's portfolio of dining, refreshment services and events brands. According to Continental, the combined entity creates Michigan's largest founder-owned contract dining management company.
 
This is Continental's fifth acquisition in the past 18 months. Continental serves more than 1,000 clients and is a portfolio company of New Heritage Capital, a Boston, MA-based private-equity firm.