Ferrero the Italian based confectionary company have confirmed it had made a bid to take over Belgian biscuits maker Delacre, which is part of Pladis which includes companies like United Biscuits.  

A spokesperson for Ferrero 

“We confirm that a Ferrero-affiliated entity has made an offer to acquire the manufacturers of Delacre and Delichoc biscuits, Biscuits Delacre and United Biscuits Industries from United Biscuits.”
“Standard procedures and steps for a transaction of this nature are being followed and the parties will provide further updates in due course,” the spokesperson said.
More to follow in the coming weeks