A look at Hostess Brands' ownership history
Hostess Brands Inc. is seeking final approval in bankruptcy court Thursday for its plans to liquidate. Here is a timeline of the company's ownership history.
1930 — Interstate Baking Co. is formed in Kansas City, Mo.
1937 — Interstate Baking merges with Schulze Baking Co.
1969 — The company becomes Interstate Brands Corp.
1975 — Interstate Brands is acquired by Data Processing Financial.
1981 — Company is renamed Interstate Bakeries Corp.
1987 - IBC becomes a private company.
1991 - IBC goes public.
1995 - IBC acquires Continental Baking Co., maker of Wonder bread and Hostess.
2004 — Company enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2009 — Company emerges from bankruptcy, acquired by Ripplewood LLC.
2009 — IBC moves its headquarters from Kansas City, Mo., to Irving, Texas.
2009 — IBC changes name to Hostess Brands Inc.
January 2012 — Hostess Brands files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time.
November 2012 — Hostess begins liquidation.
Source: Hostess Brands