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  • Private Equity

    Increasing Enterprise Value

    Proudfoot has completed projects around the globe with many of the world’s leading private equity firms, helping to accelerate the performance of underlying portfolio companies.

    Typical Results

    Results you can count on
    What we can help you achieve


    • Productivity increased 25%
    • Throughput improved 30%
    • Cash flow enhanced 5%
    • 80% decrease in overtime
    • 70% increase in sales volume
    • 28% reduction in technology costs
    • 15% quality improvement
    • 10% customer service levels enhancement
    • 20-40% reduction in obsolete inventory
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    What We Do

    Your partner for disciplined execution
    Improving portfolio company performance

    By analyzing a client’s operations and developing a tailored program to address its needs, Proudfoot is able to partner with a firm’s portfolio companies to engage and train personnel, reduce costs, improve sales and enhance productivity. Proudfoot works shoulder-to-shoulder with management and front-line supervisors to identify opportunities and implement sustainable change and accelerate achievement of a client’s objectives through an unparalleled approach to disciplined execution.

    • Increasing enterprise value
    • Developing programs custom-tailored for your company
    PRIVATE-EQUITY-WWD-TX1We work with management teams of portfolio companies to help them manage their businesses more effectively, achieve their operational objectives and deliver significant improvements in profit and cash flow. Typically, benefits increase enterprise value more than 15-30 times our fees and are delivered within 6-8 months.
    PRIVATE-EQUITY-WWD-TX2By analyzing a client’s operations and developing a tailored program to address its needs, Proudfoot is able to engage and train personnel, reduce costs and eliminate waste, enhance branch operations, improve processing cycle time and boost call center effectiveness and customer experience.

    Client Results

    What our clients say
    “I have been hugely impressed with Proudfoot’s work. The level and depth of analysis they did during the Long Term Care Group Business Review was quite extraordinary.”
    Managing Partner, Advent International
    “I felt the Proudfoot guys really engaged my team and I have no doubt that we would never have gotten to where we are now without them. They have successfully driven the concepts right down through the entire organization.”
    Regional Vice President, Vetco Gray
    Project Results - successful past projects
    • Efficiency
    • Productivity
    Objective: A plastic manufacturer aimed to improve its efficiency and production across six plants. The manufacturer partnered with Proudfoot to focus on throughput, OEE, yield, margin profitability of orders, headcount, procurement and continuous process improvement.

    Approach: Proudfoot developed a new set of management protocols to be utilized in each plant. The new approach included a sales order approval process to improve efficiency, new procurement practices, more flexible interdepartmental interactions and a personnel reorganization.

    Results: The project helped to improve yield, increase throughput and reduce purchasing costs, ultimately delivering $60 million in annualized recurring benefits.
    Objective: A service organization was experiencing sporadic earnings across its operations and the CEO needed help in delivering consistent results. The company partnered with Proudfoot to undertake a project aimed at improving productivity, quality of service and non-core revenues, while not disrupting a heavily unionized environment.

    Approach: The project introduced new management protocols to better control resources and drive improved customer service. A common planning initiative was established to improve forecasting and staffing, and operating standards were overhauled across all operations to eliminate inefficiencies. In spite of the highly unionized environment, Proudfoot’s approach secured employee acceptance of the changes that needed to be made. 

    Results: The project was able to stabilize earnings in all facets of its operations. The new approach was piloted at first and then rolled out to select client locations.

    Areas of Impact

    Proudfoot can help you in areas across all operations
    • Revenue Growth
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    No company strategy, no matter how brilliantly conceived, has ever succeeded without tight control of top-line revenue. As customer needs and expectations continue to change, companies must change with them or risk missing out on growth opportunities. Alexander Proudfoot can offer solutions to take advantage of changing realities.
    The success of any merger or acquisition  is only truly realized when the full potential of the partnership is exploited, synergies are captured and growth is secured. With CEOs under pressure to plot a winning course, the strategic business case for a merger or acquisition is understandable. While recent history provides examples of notable successes, it is equally replete with instances where the eventual outcome fell well short of the original target. Partner with Proudfoot to ensure your success.
    Other Areas
      • Retail and customer service
      • Working capital
      • Back office operations
      • SG&A and cost reduction
      • Productivity
      • Margins
      • Procurement
      • Post-merger integration