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NBTY acquires Balance Bar for undisclosed sum

The Associated Press

NBTY Inc., a seller of vitamins and food supplements, said Monday that it acquired nutritional bar maker Balance Bar Co. to increase its "sports nutrition" offerings.

NBTY, which is owned by Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, bought Balance Bar from another private equity firm, Brynwood Partners. Financial terms were not disclosed.

NBTY, based in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., owns sports brands including Pure Protein bars and powders and MET-Rx bars, powders, drinks and vitamins.

Valhalla, N.Y.-based Balance Bar was founded in 1992 and acquired by Brynwood from Kraft Foods in 2009.