Eversheds advises Equistone Partners Europe on investment in Whitworths

Eversheds has advised mid-market private equity investment company Equistone Partners Europe on its investment in Whitworths, a UK supplier of dried fruit, nut and seed products.

Equistone has taken a majority stake in the transaction, with the business valued at £90m.

Whitworths, a Northamptonshire-based company founded in 1886, supplies branded and own-label dried fruit, nut and seed products, with approximately a 30 per cent market share in its category. 

The Eversheds team was led by private equity and consumer sector partner James Trevis, alongside partners Catherine Eley and Antony Walsh.