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October 04, 2015 2:02 PM ET

Capital Markets

Company Overview of C. Dean Metropoulos & Co.

Company Overview

C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. is a private equity firm specializing in investments in the consumer branded products industries. C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. was founded in 1993 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

15 East Putnam Avenue

Greenwich, CT 06830-5424

United States

Founded in 1993



Key Executives for C. Dean Metropoulos & Co.

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 69
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. Key Developments

Hostess Reportedly Shelves Sale For IPO

Hostess Brands, LLC has pulled itself from the auction block and will instead pursue an initial public offering (IPO), according to people familiar with the matter. Hostess, which launched a process to sell itself earlier in 2015 year, snubbed offers in recent weeks from other companies and private equity firms that valued it at between $2.4 billion-$2.5 billion, including debt, the people said. It will also begin preparations in the coming months for an IPO that it believes will give it a higher valuation than the acquisition proposals it received, the people added. C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management, LLC tried to divest Hostess Brands, LLC for $2.3 billion but dropped the sale in the last few days after failing to get offers at the expected price. There were talks with CVC Capital Partners Limited to sell Hostess.

Investors Reportedly Mulls Acquisition Of Hostess Brands

Post Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POST) reportedly is seeking acquisition of Hostess Brands, LLC from Apollo Global Management, LLC and C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. “Post Holdings is among several bidders seeking to acquire Hostess Brands Inc. for roughly $2 billion,” a source close to the situation told the New York Post. Other reported bidders include Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:BIMBO A), Flowers Foods, Inc. (NYSE:FLO)and ARYZTA AG (SWX:ARYN), the sources told the newspaper. Representatives from Post Holdings, Flowers Foods and Grupo Bimbo didn't respond with comments for the newspaper's report.

Owners of Hostess Brands Reportedly Plans To Put Hostess Brands On Sale

Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) and C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. are planning to put the Hostess Brands LLC up for sale in early 2015, potentially valuing it at more than $1.7 billion, including debt, Reuters reported citing people familiar with the matter. Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulos received inquiries from some potential buyers about selling the cake business. Hostess Brands is also having conversations with investment banks Rothschild, Credit Suisse Group AG and Perella Weinberg Partners about advisory roles they are likely to have in a potential sale. Apollo, Credit Suisse and Rothschild declined to comment, while Metropoulos, Hostess Brands and Perella Weinberg did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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