Ronnoco Coffee was founded at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis when the O’Connor brothers discovered something new – imported coffee beans roasted over a gas flame. The flavor and aroma of the beans was the inspiration for the Ronnoco Coffee Company – family owned since 1904. In the spirit of continuing growth and expansion, in 2012, a portion of Ronnoco was sold to Huron Capital Partners, which is committed to helping Ronnoco continue to grow and write the next chapter in its history.
Huron Capital is an operationally-focused private equity firm that seeks to grow lower middle-market companies through customized buy-and-build investments. Huron pursues opportunities where it can help companies reach their full potential by combining its operational approach, substantial capital base, and transaction experience with proven operating executives. Founded in 1999, Huron has raised over $1.1 billion in capital through four committed private equity funds and its portfolio companies have employed over 7,500 people throughout North America. With offices in Detroit and Toronto, Huron sponsors recapitalizations, family succession transactions, market-entry strategies, corporate carve-outs, and management buyouts of companies having revenues up to $200 million. Huron has broad investment discretion and has invested in a variety of geographies and industry sectors. For more information, please visit www.huroncapital.com.