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September 1, 2007

Families in Business chaired a roundtable meeting at the Families in Business real estate conference in London to discuss the current state of global real estate – how, where and when to achieve maximum returns

Families in Business chaired a roundtable meeting at the Families in Business real estate conference in London to discuss the current state of global real estate – how, where and when to achieve maximum returns

Roundtable panel
Javier de Muguiro is the founder of Achievers Capital, a multifamily office based in Spain.

January 1, 2007

Governments in the Middle East have recently removed regulatory obstacles to stock exchange investment, creating a crucial opening for private equity in the region. Andy Rosenbaum looks at how family businesses in the region can benefit

Andy Rosenbaum is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

Governments in the Middle East have recently removed regulatory obstacles to stock exchange investment, creating a crucial opening for private equity in the region. Andy Rosenbaum looks at how family businesses in the region can benefit

March 1, 2006

Family businesses never had it so good since private equity investors realised they are an extremely lucrative investment option. But don’t jump in, says François de Visscher, do your research and make sure you choose the right partner for your particular business

François de Visscher  is founder and president of the family business consultancy de Visscher & Co. www.devisscher.com

Family businesses never had it so good since private equity investors realised they are an extremely lucrative investment option. But don't jump in, says François de Visscher, do your research and make sure you choose the right partner for your particular business

March 1, 2006

Introducing private equity into a business can make a world of difference in terms of growth propects. 3i's Michael Queen tells Scott McCulloch how, in addition to capital, he can offer well-managed businesses strategic input and access to a global network

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in Business

Introducing private equity into a business can make a world of difference in terms of growth propects. 3i's Michael Queen tells Scott McCulloch how, in addition to capital, he can offer well-managed businesses strategic input and access to a global network

November 1, 2005

Several factors determine why a family business seeks to attract external capital, ranging from expansion to a change in generational ownership. Mark Dye spoke to John Mackie of Parallel to find out if obtaining private equity is the answer

Mark Dye is a freelance journalist based in London.

Several factors determine why a family business seeks to attract external capital, ranging from expansion to a change in generational ownership. Mark Dye spoke to John Mackie of Parallel to find out if obtaining private equity is the answer

Today the UK represents the second largest private equity industry in the world, second only to the US. Already the largest in Europe, last year the UK marketplace represented more than 50% of total European activity in private equity.

May 1, 2005

In the first of an occasional series, Melanie Stern pilots a discussion with business families to examine how they view the private equity world. She finds perceptions are changing and the benefits are flagged up – but doubts linger about its role in business

In the first of an occasional series, Melanie Stern pilots a discussion with business families to examine how they view the private equity world. She finds perceptions are changing and the benefits are flagged up – but doubts linger about its role in business

Roundtable panel

May 1, 2005

Georges Noel explains why the disparity between the business philosophies of the private equity market and the family business world can be a strength at exit time

Georges Noel is the director of research, public affairs and development at the European Venture Capital Association (EVCA).

Georges Noel explains why the disparity between the business philosophies of the private equity market and the family business world can be a strength at exit time

January 1, 2005

Private equity money has always rung alarm bells for family businesses – no one wants to relinquish power to outsiders. But outside input can have myriad benefits, including scope for expansion and independent pension arrangements, writes Bob Reynolds

Private equity money has always rung alarm bells for family businesses – no one wants to relinquish power to outsiders. But outside input can have myriad benefits, including scope for expansion and independent pension arrangements, writes Bob Reynolds

Five years ago, the typical family business private equity deal was £10 million for 30% of the enterprise. Now, it is more usual to see venture capitalists paying £100 million for 100% of the business.
 

November 1, 2004

Global competitive pressures mean many of Europe’s family businesses will need to divest their non-core activities or raise fresh capital. Wealth managers say this will increase investor exposure to private equity. What happens next, asks Scott McCulloch

Scott McCulloch is editor of Families in Business magazine.

Global competitive pressures mean many of Europe's family businesses will need to divest their non-core activities or raise fresh capital. Wealth managers say this will increase investor exposure to private equity. What happens next, asks Scott McCulloch

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