Bako North Western is to buy sister company Bako Northern & Scotland, it has been revealed. 

The shareholders of the North Western Group have agreed in principle to acquire its entire share capital, in a deal that should complete by the end of June.

Bako North Western, led by chief executive Mark Tomlinson, has been expanding in recent years and this new deal follows the acquisition of Bako London & South East in July 2013.

It means that only Bako Wales and Bako Western in the Bako Group are not run by the Preston-based North West arm.

In a statement, the company said: “The two companies have worked closely over previous years, both participating fully in the wider Bako Group. The transaction will bring together two highly complementary organisations and will build on the strengths of both parties to continue to deliver excellent products and service to customers.

“As a combined entity, service across local, regional and national customers will be enhanced and opportunities for staff, suppliers and partners will increase accordingly.”