UK-based ingredient supplier Cambridge Commodities has acquired the ingredient business of US-based wholesaler Earth Circle Organics.

Earth Circle Organics intends to integrate its raw and organic superfood ingredient business with Cambridge Commodities’ US arm to create a new division, Earth Circle Ingredients, upon the deal’s completion.

The acquisition will allow Earth Circle Ingredients to access Cambridge Commodities’ supplier base for more than 2,500 nutritional ingredients, as well as its product development expertise and technical teams.

“We are increasing our stock lines, which means that we can provide exciting ingredients, great quality and product innovation to our customers.”

Additionally, the deal will enable Earth Circle Ingredients to expand its product portfolio with vegan and dairy proteins, natural extracts, and fruit and vegetable powders.

Cambridge Commodities Group commercial director Neil Hammill said: “We are delighted to welcome the talented team at Earth Circle into the Cambridge Commodities family.

“This venture brings a solid infrastructure to our business operations in the states.

“Under the Earth Circle Ingredients brand, we look forward to supplying customers with quality nutritional ingredients and healthier innovation to support well-being in the US and the rest of the world.”

Earth Circle Ingredients will be headquartered in Northern California and is set to have warehousing facilities on the East and West coasts of the US.

Earth Circle Ingredients CEO Keith Bearden said: “Using Cambridge Commodities’ approved supply chain, we are increasing our stock lines, which means that we can provide exciting ingredients, great quality and product innovation to our customers.”

The financial details of the transaction have not been divulged by either of the companies.

Cambridge Commodities has been engaged in the supply of nutritional ingredients to the sports nutrition, health and well-being, nutraceutical and animal nutrition industries across the US and Europe for two decades.