During the past 25 years, Richmont has planned and executed more than 240 deals, in the U.S. and internationally. Represented in these transactions have been a wide scope of businesses, from retail to consumer goods to international trading to manufacturing to finance, to name a few. The Richmont team’s involvement has included strategic planning, investment, partnerships, equity positions and direct management. We understand that every deal is unique. Using our own proprietary techniques, we determine how to have the most positive impact for stakeholders.
Over a 25-year period, Richmont’s investments delivered a 92% compounded internal rate of return and a 34 times multiple of cash returned, generating more than $30 billion of total value.
Among many others, our transactions have included:
Realpage Inc., a major provider of services to large residential rental properties, which recently conducted a highly successful initial public offering and has a market value in excess of $2 billion.
AL International/Youngevity/Javalution Coffee Company: Richmont became an alliance partner with Javalution Coffee Company, a successful producer and roaster of multiple coffee brands for retail and commercial channels. Richmont later became a significant equity holder in the company, which recently merged with Youngevity Essential Life Sciences, a fast-growing direct sales company which is part of publicly-held AL International.
Armor Holdings: Richmont became an owner when the company was primarily a producer of pepper spray and protective vests for law enforcement personnel; the company grew rapidly to become a multi-billion dollar, global defense and security company. It was successfully sold to British Aerospace.
Mary Kay Inc.: Global cosmetics company; Mr. Rochon was the author of its successful LBO; with Mr. Rochon as chairman, it expanded to 37 countries worldwide, became a leading Internet commerce engine and grew to become a multi-billion dollar direct sales business.
Rochon Premium Brands: A line of gourmet products hand selected by Mr. Rochon. Each product a "Gold Standard" in its category. For more in formation, please visit http://www.johnrochon.com
CVSL (Computer Vision Systems Laboratories): A public company of which John Rochon became chairman and majority shareholder in September of 2012. At that time, CVSL announced that it would become a "docking station" for multiple companies in the direct selling channel. In the CVSL strategy, direct selling companies which join CVSL will keep their individual brand identities, while gaining advantages as part of a public company umbrella. In January, 2013, it was announced that The Longaberger Company would become the first of the CVSL direct selling companies.