RLH Equity Partners invests in workforce consultancy Connors Group

17 March 2023 Consulting.us 2 min. read

RLH Equity Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, has invested in Connors Group, a Pittsburgh-based industrial engineering management consultancy.

Founded in 2008, Connors Group helps retail, distribution, service, and manufacturing clients drive operational improvement and productivity enhancement. The firm provides expertise across the entire supply chain, with capabilities spanning industrial engineering, human capital management, operational technology, strategic consulting, and software implementation.

Alongside consulting engagements, Connors Group also provides managed services in labor standards maintenance, workforce management system maintenance, and labor planning and execution outsourcing.

The firm’s technology partners include BlueYonder, Workjam, UKG, and Quinyx.

RLH Equity Partners invests in workforce consultancy Connors Group

Connors Group has more than 100 professionals and has completed 1,000+ projects across the globe, including with 70% of Fortune 500 retailers.

"Connors Group is well positioned to help its clients adapt to an era of rapid changes in the workforce. The combined impacts of e-commerce, rising consumer service expectations, flexible omni-channel retail, re-shoring of manufacturing, increased compensation expectations, and labor shortages create the need for significant improvements in how employees are deployed in the enterprise,” said Kevin Cantrell and Yumee Song of RLH Equity Partners.

“The Company's substantial revenue growth in recent years is a testament to the convergence of these trends and to Connors Group's ability to generate substantial ROI for its enterprise clients." 

RLH was founded in 1982 and today manages more than $1 billion in assets. The PE firm targets companies in the business services, healthcare, and government services sectors with between $30-$150 million in annual revenue.

RLH last year sold its majority stake in CrossCountry Consulting, a McLean, VA-headquartered management consulting firm, to Investcorp. The PE firm in 2021 made a $100-million investment in Keystone Strategy, a San Francisco-based strategy and economics consulting firm.