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United Biscuits

United Biscuits is investing £10m in improvements to its Jacob's Cream Cracker factory in Aintree.

United Biscuits has been acquired by Yildiz Holdings of Turkey for an estimated £2bn, including 7,100 staff and sites in Carlisle, Glasgow, Halifax, Liverpool, London and Manchester.

United Biscuits is planning to invest £50m in the expansion of its factories this year.

United Biscuits is to sell KP Snacks to Intersnack of Germany for a sum estimated at more than £500m, including 1,500 staff at sites in Leicestershire, Middlesex, South Yorkshire and Durham.

United Biscuits, the biscuits and snacks manufacturer with 7,500 staff at sites in Liverpool, Leicester, Rotherham, Ashby, Carlisle and Manchester, is to be acquired by a consortium of private equity firms PAI and Blackstone for £1.6bn.

United Biscuits is to acquire the UK biscuit operations of Danone for about £240m, including factories in Liverpool and Leicester.

United Biscuits is investing £5m at its biscuit factory in Carlisle with the creation of 90 jobs, in order to transfer production of Ginger Nuts from Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

United Biscuits is planning a £10m expansion at its biscuit factory in Harlesden, London, with the creation of 200 jobs.

United Biscuits is to create more than 200 jobs at four McVitie's biscuit factories in London, Manchester, Carlisle and Glasgow.

United Biscuits is to expand production at its KP snacks factory in Billingham with the creation of 100 jobs, due to the success of the new Shoks potato hoop.

United Biscuits is to invest £1.2m in the modernisation of its KP Snacks plant in Consett, which will safeguard more than 200 jobs.

United Biscuits has recommended a £1.25bn takeover offer from a consortium backed by Danone of France, but a rival bid could come from a Nabisco-backed consortium.

United Biscuits is selling its frozen and chilled foods business to Heinz of the US for £190m, and the proceeds will be invested in its snacks operation.

United Biscuits is acquiring Stollwercke, the Hungarian biscuit company, for £18m.

United Biscuits has acquired Biscuits Delacre, which operates in France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, from Campbell Soup for £78m.

United Biscuits is selling its snacks businesses in Australia and France to PepsiCo, in return for Biscuiterie Nantaise, PepsiCo's French biscuit business, and £241m.

Ross Vegetable Products, the United Biscuits frozen vegetable products business, has undergone a £44m management buy-out.

United Biscuits has sold most of its Keebler salty snacks business in the US to a group of investors for $8m, and is closing a further two plants.

United Biscuits is selling the frozen food activities of Keebler to Windsor Food for $86m.

United Biscuits has sold Keebler, the US biscuit maker, to Inflo Holdings for $500m.