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Richmond Foods, the ice cream manufacturer with 850 staff, is to be acquired by private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management for £182m.
Richmond Foods is to invest £14m at its ice cream factory in Wigan over the next three years, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Richmond Foods has acquired De Roma Ice Cream of Wigan out of administration for £3.4m.
Richmond Foods is to open two new ice cream production lines at sites in Richmond and Leeds early next year, as part of a three-year £27m capital investment programme.
Richmond Foods is to acquire Oldfields Ice Cream, the Sheffield-based manufacturer of ice cream products for the catering market, for £4m.
Richmond Foods is relocating 30 staff from an administration centre in York to Leeds, where a further 30 staff will be hired.
Richmond Foods has confirmed plans to buy Nestle's UK ice cream business for £5.8m.
Richmond Foods has announced plans to invest more than £4m at its ice cream factory in Leeming Bar, Yorkshire, with the creation of 80 jobs.
Richmond Foods has acquired Associated British Foods' ice-cream division for £19m, consolidating its position as the country's largest independent ice-cream manufacturer.
Richmond Foods is investing £2m at its ice cream factory in Leeds, with the creation of 50 jobs.