Pearson Candy gets private-equity ownership

Brynwood Partners, a private-equity firm, has purchased Minnesota-based Pearson Candy, the 102-year-old maker of the Salted Nut Roll and Nut Goodie brands. The new owners will continue to operate the company's St. Paul facility, using it as "a base plant to bring in more production capacity," said Larry Hassler, Pearson's owner since 1985.

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