Hostess Brands, Inc.

Hostess, Four Years After Bankruptcy, Will Go Public Again

Hostess, Four Years After Bankruptcy, Will Go Public Again

NEW YORK — Almost four years after seeking bankruptcy protection under a barrage of labor issues and rapidly changing appetites, the maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs will take the stage once again as a publicly traded company.

Hostess Brands, which first emerged in 1919 with the Hostess CupCake, has been shuffled between different owners since it sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for a second time in July 2012.

The latest owners, the Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co., will sell the majority of the company that is valued at about $2.3 billion. The new owners, Gores Holdings, an acquisition company run by the private equity firm The Gores Group, will...

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