Huron Capital’s Ronnoco buys Black Waters Coffee

St. Louis-based Ronnoco Coffee, a portfolio company of Huron Capital Partners, acquired Black Waters Coffee Company of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Ronnoco supplies coffee to convenience stores and foodservice customers throughout the Midwest.

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ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, St. Louis-based Ronnoco Coffee announced that it has acquired the route business of Black Waters Coffee Company of Beaver Dam, Wisc. Black Waters Coffee services convenience store and foodservice accounts in southern and central Wisconsin.

“This purchase will allow us to increase our penetration in the Wisconsin market and give Black Waters Coffee customers access to a much broader selection of Ronnoco’s coffees, teas, beverages and related products and services,” said Ronnoco Chief Executive Officer Scott Meader.

This is the seventh acquisition Ronnoco has made in the past 3 ½ years to further its plans for growth both geographically and in market share. The company previously acquired International Blends, Henderson Coffee, the coffee and tea business of Love Bottling Company, Biff’s Coffee, Beverage by Quench, and U.S. Roasterie. These acquisitions have enabled Ronnoco to expand its presence throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas in convenience stores, restaurants, offices and casinos. Ronnoco also sold its Clearbrook bottled water business two years ago in order to free up space at its St. Louis facilities to support future coffee growth.

About Ronnoco Coffee

Ronnoco Coffee LLC roasts, blends, grinds, packages and distributes premium-quality coffee and teas under five primary brands: Ronnoco, Seattle Roast, Wild Horse Creek, Henderson and Camellia. The company provides a variety of other beverages, such as cappuccino, hot chocolate, and smoothies, and coffee-related products and equipment, including cups, flavoring syrups and condiments. Ronnoco supplies its products directly to its convenience store, foodservice and office customers, as well as through a network of third-party distributors throughout 16 Midwestern States, with leading market share in major cities including St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.

Ronnoco Coffee LLC is jointly owned by Huron Capital Partners and Ronnoco management. Huron Capital has raised more than $1.1 billion in capital for equity investments in private companies, where it seeks to partner with management teams to grow their business.