Will Unleavened Buyout for Manischewitz Bring Kosher Crackers to the Mainstream?

A mashgiach inspects Passover matzo after it comes out of an oven at the Manischewitz factory in Newark, N.J. Photograph by Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg

Just days before the Jewish holiday of Passover, there might be a private equity takeover of the venerable Manischewitz, the world’s largest maker of matzo—or unleavened bread—eaten to commemorate the Biblical Exodus story. An announcement of the sale to Sankaty Advisors, an arm of Bain Capital, is expected later on Tuesday, according to a report in the New York Times.

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