US-based catering marketplace ezCater has acquired French corporate catering platform GoCater.

This move follows the company’s recent $100m Series D funding round to expand its business.

EzCater co-founder and CEO Stefania Mallett said: “It’s great to be the market leader in the US, but we’re inspired to help customers and catering partners worldwide.

“GoCater’s ingenuity, high calibre of talent, and company culture align perfectly with ours. Together, we’re unstoppable.”

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“Joining forces with the number one player in the segment enables us to expand across Europe and beyond.”

The transaction will expand GoCater’s catering partner network with American restaurants, catering chains and independent favourites across Europe.

Both platforms focus on customer service offering features such as centralised invoicing, catering-specific reviews and online receipts for easy expense reporting.

GoCater founder and CEO Stephen Leguillon said: “We are laser-focused on serving corporate customers and creating tools that make it easier for restaurants and caterers to provide catering for businesspeople.

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“We immediately saw that ezCater shared our vision. Joining forces with the number one player in the segment enables us to expand across Europe and beyond.”

GoCater has acquired several catering partners across France and Germany, and currently serves thousands of business customers.

The company’s catering management tools enable caterers to control and simplify their orders online.

EzCater offers online ordering as well as on-time ratings and reviews to help organisations. The company serves more than 60,000 restaurants and caterers through its solutions to manage, analyse and grow their catering business.