September 07, 2016
Sodexo acquires Inspirus and reinforces global leadership in employee engagement and recognition.
Paris, September 7, 2016 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announced today the acquisition of Inspirus, an employee engagement services company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. Inspirus, with 120 employees, delivers both national and international programs through its industry-leading platform to a client base of over 350 clients comprising Fortune 500 and new economy actors.
This acquisition positions Sodexo to become a leader in employee engagement solutions (including among others Service Anniversary, Recognition, Safety, Well-being, Incentive and Learning programs) and to provide a comprehensive one-stop solution to companies of all sizes. As a result, Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services will have a scalable business within the U.S. focused on high-value clients. Globally, it allows Sodexo to leverage its international presence for Inspirus’ existing U.S. clients, as well as offer the combined expertise of both companies to Sodexo’s global clients.
This move is another step in Sodexo’s long-term strategy to expand in the area of Human Capital Management. The Inspirus acquisition, following that of Motivcom in the UK two years ago, bolsters our geographic coverage and reinforces our capabilities and the breadth of our services in this high-growth segment.
Denis Machuel, CEO Benefits & Rewards Services worldwide, said: “Our global clients are looking for global programs to increase engagement and performance for their staff everywhere they operate around the world. Combining Inspirus’ industry-leading platform technology with Sodexo’s international network and 50 year commitment to improving quality of life, we become a leading player in this arena.”