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August 30, 2019

Controversial family business titans David Koch and Ferdinand Piech, who died within days of each other, shaped the era they lived in, but their approach to succession was very different.

Controversial family business titans David Koch and Ferdinand Piech, who died within days of each other, shaped the era they lived in, but their approach to succession was very different.

August 22, 2019

 

Hong Kong’s richest family buys Britain’s biggest pub chain, Billionaire Koch brothers sells Canadian assets to Riddle family subsidiary and Danish retail billionaire Lars Larsen dies age 71.

Hong Kong’s richest family buys Britain’s biggest pub chain

Hong Kong’s richest man Li Ka Shing’s property investment arm has bought 220-year-old UK pub and brewery company Greene King in a deal worth $5.59 billion.

CK Asset Holdings (CKA), founded by Li and chaired by Li’s eldest son, Victor Li Tzar Kuoi, will pay $3.28 billion for the brewery company, founded in 1799 and take on its debt, worth an additional $2.31 billion.

February 8, 2018

Maersk charts blockchain future; Samsung heir’s release may boost economy; ads to help correct ‘misperceptions’ of Koch Industries

Maersk charts blockchain future

AP Moller—Maersk has entered into a joint venture with IBM and logistics company Agility, which aims to use blockchain technology to make the companies’ supply chains more efficient and secure.

Maersk, controlled by the eponymous family via AP Moller Holding A/S, wants to create a trade platform using distributed ledger technology, which establishes a shared, set-in-stone record of transactions. It also allows those within a particular network to access the data minutes after transactions take place.

May 10, 2017

What does it take to start then grow a business into a successful, multi-billion dollar holding yet maintain total family control through the generations? Alison Ebbage reports

What does it take to start then grow a business into a successful, multi-billion dollar holding yet maintain total family control through the generations? Alison Ebbage reports

May 9, 2016

From Koch Industries to Advance Publications, Campden Research has compiled the first-ever list of the Top 10 wholly-owned US family businesses – a group we’ve dubbed ‘The 100% Club’

February 18, 2015

A family-owned supermarket chain based in upstate New York has taken out multinational behemoths such as Google and Apple to be ranked the number one company for corporate reputation in the US.

A family-owned supermarket chain based in upstate New York has taken out multinational behemoths such as Google and Apple to be ranked the number one company for corporate reputation in the US.

Wegmans Food Markets knocked last year’s winner Amazon from the top spot in the annual Harris Poll reputation survey of more than 27,000 US consumers.

January 16, 2015

Education is one of the top causes that wealthy families donate to globally, with many high-profile examples of significant donations being made to tertiary institutions. But is donating to a top university or your alma mater beneficial for society as a whole, or just an elite few? 

September 12, 2014

The cyber world may seem intangible, but security breaches can have a very real impact on your family's money, reputation and even safety. CampdenFB looks at how and why family offices should take data security seriously

In May, Target chief executive Gregg Steinhafel stepped down after 35 years at the chain, following revelations a data breach had affected 70 million customers – one of the largest consumer data breaches ever. It came just one year after the National Security Agency (NSA), one of the most secretive government bodies in the US, was embarrassed by third-party contractor Edward Snowden, who released information to the media about their surveillance of non-consenting individuals. Data security breaches, big and small, are on the increase, and are making headlines.

July 25, 2013

When they start a business, many people naturally give it there own name. It suggests solidarity and trustworthiness, and helps a lot in meetings. But is there a moment when it's no longer desirable to be inextricably tied to your family's business?

Earlier this year the French luxury group Pinault-Printemps-Redoute changed its name to Kering. In doing so, it took big step – it shed the family name. The decision to do so was taken by the chairman and CEO, Francois-Henri Pinault, who is the son of the business’s founder (the Printemps and Redoute are from various takeovers). Pinault cited perfectly sound business reasons for the rebranding – chief among them that only 5% of the group’s sales now come from France. Nonetheless, this is a Rubicon many family businesses would struggle to cross.

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