Brynwood Partners VI L.P. has sold its portfolio company, Balance Bar Co., to NBTY Inc., a leader in vitamins, supplements, and active nutrition products and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. Balance Bar, founded in 1992, and acquired by Brynwood VI from Kraft Foods Inc. in 2009, is headquartered in Valhalla, N.Y., and is one of the leading brands in the $1 billion nutrition/energy bar category.
“We are delighted to announce the divestiture of Balance Bar, which was our first investment in our most recent fund, Brynwood VI,” said Hendrik J. Hartong III, Chairman, Balance Bar and Senior Managing Partner, Brynwood Partners. “We are grateful to all of the Balance Bar employees for their hard work and dedication to the business. We wish NBTY continued success with this great brand.”