Kohlberg & Company: Unlocking Value


Find out how a private equity firm uses Lean Six Sigma to determine aquisitions

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Using Lean Six Sigma to determine whether or not to buy a business may sound unusual.

But for Kohlberg & Company, a private equity firm specializing in middle-market investing, the application is a key component in both its acquisition process and its strategy for managing the acquired organizations.

For Kohlberg & Company ascertaining the current level of waste in a company being considered for purchase means looking at how the company operates at present.

Then that operational state is compared to a future state, which represents how the company can be expected to operate after a Lean Six Sigma deployment.

The critical factor in deciding to acquire a company is knowing there is significant waste that can be eliminated and significant value to be unlocked.

Once Kohlberg has acquired a company, it begins the process of aligning its investment case with the company’s strategic plan and management’s goals for the company.

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