No Man’s Land Meat Snacks Brand Acquired by Private Equity

Feb. 1, 2024
Bansk Group anticipates taking the beef jerky and meat sticks products to new channels and regions with additional investments.

Oklahoma-based No Man’s Land Foods LLC, manufacturer of meat snacks, has been acquired by private-equity firm Bansk Group, according to a release from the firm. No Man’s Land was founded in 1997 and provides beef jerky and meat sticks through the U.S. convenience-store channel.

The brand has found success due in large part to its unique and authentic slow-drying production process, the release said, giving the jerky a distinct taste and texture — which has led to a loyal consumer following.

Bansk Group plans to expand No Man’s Land into new distribution channels and geographic markets across the country. No Man’s Land will continue to be led by CEO Pete Dillingham, president Clint Beagley and the existing leadership team. The brand will join Red’s All Natural in Bansk’s food and beverage portfolio — the firm acquired the Red’s All Natural frozen burrito and breakfast sandwich brand in January 2023.

About the Author

Andy Hanacek | Senior Editor

Andy Hanacek has covered meat, poultry, bakery and snack foods as a B2B editor for nearly 20 years, and has toured hundreds of processing plants and food companies, sharing stories of innovation and technological advancement throughout the food supply chain. In 2018, he won a Folio:Eddie Award for his unique "From the Editor's Desk" video blogs, and he has brought home additional awards from Folio and ASBPE over the years. In addition, Hanacek led the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for several years and was vice president of communications for We R Food Safety, a food safety software and consulting company.