Hostess Brands, Inc.

Starting Monday, you can buy shares in Hostess' Twinkies once again

Starting Monday, you can buy shares in Hostess' Twinkies once again

Hostess Brands, the owner of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and other snack food classics, will once again be a public company.

The Kansas City company will start trading Monday on the Nasdaq with the ticker symbol TWNK. For the nearly 90-year-old Hostess, its return to the public market is an attempt to distance itself from a rollicking past that includes two bankruptcies and a long list of owners.

Gores Group, the Beverly Hills private equity group, is now a major shareholder in the snack-cake maker. On Friday, Gores Holdings, a company created last year with the express purpose of acquiring a company with growth prospects, completed its acquisition of Hostess in a $2.3-billion...

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