Dried fruit, nut and seed supplier Whitworths has completed a merger with Turkish dried fruit and nut wholesale exporter Anatolia this month (May 17).
Anatolia has bought the entire share capital of Whitworths for an undisclosed sum. The merger came after a 38-year trading relationship, and provided the platform for long-term growth, Whitworths said.
The deal would create “one of Europe’s largest dried fruit, nut and seeds business”, Whitworths added.
A Whitworths spokesman said: “The merger provides the platform for long-term growth, leveraging the capability of Whitworths, as the UK’s leading supplier of dried fruit, nuts and seeds, with the sourcing and packing capability of Anatolia on Turkish grown product.
“This provides the joint business with a unique position in the market to deliver supply chain integrity from producer to consumer on key areas of dried fruit.”