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What we do

We focus on the people making the deals and the people operating the assets.  By leveraging over 70 years of operational experience, we help investors make better deal decisions, create faster and sustainable transformations of the assets, generate greater value throughout the portfolio, accelerate and realize returns; and providing the support necessary to create the Private Equity firm of the future.

Our capabilities
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Our areas of expertise

Leveraging over 70 years of operational experience, we help investors make better deal decisions by performing due diligence, including revenue growth and cost-reduction opportunities to determine a target’s full potential, and providing a clear post-acquisition agenda.

Here's how we help our operating partners work across your deal cycle, from inception to exit:

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We help private equity firms, providing Internal Operational Efficiency to support deals, diversity management strategy, talent lifecycle:


Your transformation experience begins with a simple question: What if you could?
What if you could maximize and accelerate the impact and scale of cultural, financial and operational transformation to improve your firm and valuation of assets in your portfolio?
What if you could reduce the overall cost of your PE portfolio by analyzing and developing synergy from all your assets’ supply chain and operational best practices? With Proudfoot you can.
What if you could capitalize on the full value of your investment by having a detailed and defined financial scorecard for the lifecycle of your portfolio companies? With Proudfoot you can.
What if you could impact your PE firm’s market presence by analyzing and aligning corporate strategies with assets and management teams?
Areas of impact
  • Productivity & Cost Reduction
  • Commercial Due Diligence
  • Value Creation
  • Production
  • Performance Improvement
  • Exit Planning
  • Transformation Lab
  • Maintenance
  • Management Operating System
  • Employee Engagement & Alignment
  • PMI/Cultural Integration
  • Sales Force Effectiveness


Global Industrials Manufacturer, COO


"You changed the landscape of my business. No one changes 30 years of ingrained behaviours like you do.”

Bob Taylor, Managing Partner, Advent International


"Existing managers have their day jobs to do. Even if they had the requisite skills, they are unlikely to be able to take on an entire operations review and subsequent change program, and do it with the kind of rigor and momentum required. A firm like Proudfoot does this for a living but cannot really operate without a license to do so from incumbent managers – they’re the ones who know the business intimately, warts and all. In eighteen years in Private Equity, I’ve never seen an operating system like the one Proudfoot installed."

Dr. Norbert Hess, COO, TDK Electronics


Over the last three years, TDK has partnered with Proudfoot in six facilities around the world. Working together, we have significantly improved our operations. So their initial recommendation was a little surprising in that its aim was to improve overall output with no head count reduction. The results speak for themselves: We have achieved record production levels successively for the last three years. Their 'toolkit' for on-the-floor execution is excellent. It's really a manual for how to change a culture for higher performance and make it stick. Their people are good leaders with the tools, discipline, and experience to make effectiveness in execution routine in the workforce.

Our credentials

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Private Equity Chemical Manufacturing: Efficiency & production improvements involving eight plants focusing on Facility Production Footprint Rationalization, Throughput and OEE, Yield, and Operating Margin Improvement.