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