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Verena Bahlsen, next generation entrepreneur and co-founder of food innovation incubator HERMANN’S, is looking to drive her family’s business into the future.

Verena Bahlsen, next generation entrepreneur and co-founder of food innovation incubator HERMANN’S, is looking to drive her family’s business into the future. She spoke to Susan Lingeswaran about history, being disruptive, and preserving legacy.


Barclay brothers put Telegraph newspaper up for sale, Sino Biopharmaceutical founder transfers wealth to 24-year-old son and Galeries Lafayette to open 10 new stores in China by 2025

Barclay brothers put Telegraph newspaper up for sale, Sino Biopharmaceutical founder transfers wealth to 24-year-old son and Galeries Lafayette to open 10 new stores in China by 2025.

Families looking to invest in impact vehicles should ensure the impact element of the fund is genuine and it has the right tools to measure impact, says Max Gottschalk, the founder and chief executive of multifamily investment office Vedra Partners.

Families looking to invest in impact vehicles should ensure the impact element of the fund is genuine and it has the right tools to measure impact, says Max Gottschalk, the founder and chief executive of multifamily investment office Vedra Partners.


Fresh from winning the 2004 IMD – Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Distinguished Family Business Award, Joachim Schwass reports on the Barilla family and the history behind their flourishing bread and pasta empire

It works, it feels good and it’s generally the right thing to do, says Adam Bellow. So why has nepotism been a bad word for so long? Don Schwerzler explains

Young family members sometimes find themselves with a significant shareholding in a family business which does not employ them and in which they have little interest. What are the implications for the business and for other members of the family if they wish to exit? Andrew Drake explains

The end of succession by autocratic decree wasn’t the threat it appeared. Career choice has paved the way for a uniquely business-savvy next generation – who join the fold because they’re passionate about their family business. Melanie Stern reports

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Our 2004 Conference brought together a broad group of speakers including some leading family business owners – from across the UK, Ireland, Switzerland and the Netherlands – to discuss their perspectives on the issue of managing transitions. Here’s my pick of some of the most interesting discussion points that came up.

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