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Unigate is looking to spend up to £300m on acquisitions to expand its convenience foods and logistics business, and is considering plans to change its name following the recent sale of its dairy business.
Unigate is planning to build a £3m blowmoulding facility and processing building at its milk depot in London's Shepherd's Bush.
Unigate has agreed to merge its dairy and cheese operations into Dairy Crest, leaving it free to focus on the expansion of its convenience foods business in Europe.
Unigate is to close its Wincanton Logistics depot in Exeter with the loss of 117 jobs, in order to relocate its regional distribution base to Bristol.
Unigate has acquired Broadlands Dairy, the small Hampshire-based dairy, for undisclosed terms.
Unigate is acquiring Generale Traiteur and Marie Surgeles France, two convenience food companies, from Danone of France for £144m.
Unigate is planning to acquire Wessex Dairies, the milk delivery business, for £7m, which should increase the number of households served by about 10%.
Unigate is to acquire Fisher Quality Foods, the supplier of sauces and dressings, from Albert Fisher for £43m, and will combine the business with its fresh foods division.
Unigate has bought the Roata group of companies, which run the Unipork pigmeat business in Northern Ireland, for £27m.
Unigate has sold its remaining US restaurant businesses to CKE Restaurants for $42m.
Unigate is buying Kraft Foods International's UK and Italian margarine business for £77m.
Unigate is buying H Hargrave, the Lincolnshire-based pork processor, for £18m.
Unigate is selling its Black-eye Pea restaurant business in the US to DenAmerica for $65m.
Unigate has acquired the Lovell bacon business from Booker for £20.2m.
Unigate is to sell its 29% stake in the Nutricia baby food group via a global book-building exercise.