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I am a financial industry professional working in investment management with 20 years of experience in assessing the impact of private equity takeovers. In general, I’d recommend assuming that any private equity takeover will be a negative for customers and employees of an acquired company, until proven otherwise. My suspicion is that the overall Hitachi conglomerate was looking to unload the power tool division as non-strategic. KKR probably saw a business that could be restructured by moving more production to China or through other cost-cutting moves, potentially supported by changing the market position to appeal to more DIY or something… Read more »

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Very interesting! I appreciate articles like this. It’s always good to know what directions companies are taking, even if this is highly speculative of course.