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Crèche Attitude significantly reinforces position with Crèches de France acquisition


Paris, 04 September 2018 - Crèche Attitude, a subsidiary of Sodexo Group, world leader in Quality of Life Services, accelerates its development in France with Crèches de France acquisition. The operation is part of an ambitious development strategy intended to strengthen its position as the go-to player in the private crèche sector.
Thanks to experience stretching back over fifteen years in caring for children from infants to pre-teens, Crèche Attitude is a major childcare player as part of the Personal and Home Services activity in Sodexo Group. The Crèche Attitude mission is to act on well-being at work and parents' quality of life by guaranteeing the best possible care for children and their families.

The acquisition of Crèches de France, founded and developed by Philippe Austruy, helps strengthen Crèche Attitude's geographic coverage particularly in Paris and the south of France. "The integration of the 97 crèches from Crèches de France rounds out our network, growing from 160 to 257 sites, while preserving the level of quality care we provide for children and their families", stated Marc Jouannic, Managing Director, Crèche Attitude.

"Both Crèche Attitude and Crèches de France pay special attention to the development of infants, to listening, kindness and availability for families, with maximum health and safety. This acquisition helps us strengthen our position in France with high-quality teams, but also and above all to always offer more value to our clients", stated Didier Sandoz, Chief Executive Officer, Sodexo Personal and Home Services.

Crèches de France teams have already begun integrating the Sodexo group to write a new page together in the history of our group in the crèche sector in France.

About Sodexo

Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over 50 years of experience: from food services, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees' engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, child care centers and concierge services. Sodexo's success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 427,000 employees throughout the world.
Sodexo is included in the CAC 40 and DJSI indices.

Key figures (as of August 31, 2017)

20.7 billion euro in consolidated revenues

427,000 employees

19th largest employer worldwide

80 countries

100 million consumers served daily

12.5 billion euro in market capitalization (as of July 04, 2018)



About SIS Group

SIS Group, the end shareholder in Crèches de France, is a family-owned group founded by Philippe Austruy, entrepreneur and innovator initially in dependency markets where major private hospitalisation structures were established, followed in 2004 by infancy care in France under the Crèches de France brand and in the rest of Europe with a strong market presence in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg. SIS Group is also expanding operations in real estate, catering and vineyards.

Sodexo contacts

Media Investor relations
Laura Schalk
+33 1 57 75 85 69
Virginia Jeanson
+33 1 57 75 80 56

SIS contacts

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Simon Zaks
+33 1 53 70 74 63
Julia Friedlander-Most
+33 1 53 70 74 62


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