Maker of gourmet cookies and frozen and refrigerated dough operates five facilities.

TORONTO — Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Ltd., an investment company with a presence in the food industry, has acquired English Bay Batter Inc., a maker of gourmet cookies and frozen and refrigerated dough.

Founded by Jack Seguin in 1983 as a store front bakery in Vancouver, B.C., English Bay is now a wholesale bakery business serving the in-store bakery, grocery, restaurant and food service channels across North America.

“Over the course of the past 30 years, English Bay has created an outstanding portfolio of high quality bakery products ranging from cookies, to cookie dough, to crescent rolls and biscuits to pizza dough, pie crusts and muffins,” said Anthony Sigel, president and managing partner of Kilmer. “We look forward to working with a superb management team to continue to build English Bay into a much larger North American bakery business.”

David Foster, president of English Bay, said the company is “delighted” to have Kilmer as its partner.

“We look forward to working with the team at Kilmer to execute our strategic plan and continue to grow the business,” Mr. Foster said. “All of our employees and customers will benefit from this new long term relationship.”

English Bay operates two facilities in Vancouver, two in Toronto and one in Columbus, Ohio.