Douglas Smock
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Re: Hopefully this works out
Douglas Smock   7/11/2011 10:24:03 AM
Good point Dave. That's why I thought this story was important. It shows a major commitment from Kohlberg to expand Phillips, not take it apart. The acquisition is particularly interesting because it signals a new, more modern, direction for this great, almost iconic, American manufacturing company.

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Dave Palmer
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Hopefully this works out
Dave Palmer   7/11/2011 9:52:12 AM
Hopefully this is the right decision for Phillips. So often, when ownership of a company changes hands from a dictatorial founder-leader to an investment company, the investment company winds up running things into the ground. The decision to expand into Europe seems to make sense; I just hope they are very careful.

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