Warren Distribution sold to Equity Firm

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I thought Warren the Buffett had bought part of Warren a while back? Maybe he saw what was coming down the line?
 
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This is the same Warren that supplies Walmart, Amazon and Costco, among others, correct? If there is a good management team in place, the PE firm likely will leave them be as long as they are making money at it. There will, of course, be constant pressure to understand and reduce costs of production and improve margins.
 
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Its not uncommon when equity firms buy a company they drain it of any value, cheapen the product and dump it. It may be prudent to stay clear of their products until it is sure the quality is not taking a hit.

While equity companies have been known to strip value, if you look at the customer base of Warren, they will not put up less quality or service. If you read about Pritzker, they tend to hold family owned businesses.
 
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has a leverage buyout ever resulted in quality remaining the same?
In my more intimate experiences, no, but that is limited.
While equity companies have been known to strip value, if you look at the customer base of Warren, they will not put up less quality or service. If you read about Pritzker, they tend to hold family owned businesses.
That assumes the buyers are more interested in maintaining the current customer base than trying to expand beyond the market they already are successful in and appealing to the largest market (people who only care about price).
 
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