Kameda Seika Co. Ltd. has acquired about 78 percent of Mary’s Gone Crackers.
Gridley, Calif.-based Mary’s Gone Crackers makes organic, vegan and gluten-free foods. Its snacks include crackers, pretzels and cookies that are sold in Whole Foods, Korger, Sprout and other grocery and natural food stores.
Kameda acquired the stake through its subsidiary, Kameda USA Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Kameda manufactures rice crackers in Japan. Kameda USA sells and markets the crackers in the U.S.
The deal trails several in the snack space, including private equity firm Paine & Partner’s investment in Sunrise Growers –Frozsun Foods, Costa Group’s acquisition of Adelaide Mushrooms and TSG Consumer Partners LLC’s investment in My Fit Foods LLC.