Filta Group Holdings, a provider of fryer management and environmental services to commercial kitchens, has announced the acquisition of WatBio for c£7m.

WatBio - which includes Watling Hope Environmental Biotech - provides a range of fat, oil and grease control, and management services for many of the UK’s leading restaurants, including grease traps, biological drain treatment and grease removal systems.

Jason Sayers, chief executive of Filta, said: “We are delighted to have acquired WatBio, which is one of the country’s largest grease management companies, with a number of major blue chip customers nationwide.

“We have seen significant growth in our grease management business over the last 12 months and the purchase of WatBio is a perfect fit, which will propel us into the top league of service providers in the UK.”