Bako North Western has purchased Bako London & South East for an undisclosed sum, it was revealed yesterday.

As part of the acquisition Bako North Western, the bespoke bakery wholesaler, said it expected the “unified supplier base” would provide “new and exciting opportunities”.

As part of the deal, Bako North Western also acquired Anglian Bakery & Catering Suppliers and it said the national structure of Bako would remain the same.

Mark Tomlinson, chief executive of Bako North Western, said: “The joining of these two companies, which share both the same ethos and values, will help us provide new and exciting opportunities for customers and suppliers alike.”

For more information on this deal, see this week’s British Baker