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CK Snacks Changes Hands from One Investment Firm to Another

June 21, 2024
Nexus Capital Management acquires Cheeze Kurls Inc. (CK Snacks) from Kilroy Partners, looking to grow the private label and co-man snack foods processor.

Nexus Capital Management has completed the acquisition of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Cheeze Kurls LLC (CK Snacks), according to a release.

CK Snacks produces extruded, fried and baked products, popcorn and party mixes for private label customers across retail, grocery and drugstore channels. It also co-manufactures products for other snack food processors.

CK Snacks CEO Jamie Colbourne and the management team are expected to continue to guide the company through the next phase of growth and expansion. Colbourne has been an operating advisor to Nexus for many years, the release noted.

CK Snacks was founded in 1964 in Grand Rapids. Nexus is acquiring the company from Kilroy Partners, which originally acquired CK Snacks in 2020.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed in the announcement.

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.

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