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October 2, 2019

JCB digs into record sales against softening markets, IKEA assembles 5% increase in sales after transformation, American, Chinese sales help brew 39% profit for illycaffe.

JCB digs into record sales against softening markets

Bamford family-controlled manufacturer JCB says growth has stalled, especially in its biggest market India, despite sales increasing by almost a quarter last year.

September 25, 2019

Rapid growth in the number of ultra-wealthy individuals worldwide has slowed to a crawl and their total wealth has dropped for the first time in three years to $32.3 trillion.

Rapid growth in the number of ultra-wealthy individuals worldwide has slowed to a crawl and their total wealth has dropped for the first time in three years to $32.3 trillion.

September 23, 2019

More than half of the world’s leading family office principals say they expect a market downturn to start in 2020 and are considering how to safeguard against potential losses and capitalise on new opportunities.

More than half of the world’s leading family office principals say they expect a market downturn to start in 2020 and are considering how to safeguard against potential losses and capitalise on new opportunities.

Nearly half (45%) of principals surveyed said they were re-aligning their investment strategy to manage risk or take advantage of opportunistic events (42%). Another two-fifths (42%) said they were increasing their cash reserves, while a fifth (22%) are reducing leverage exposure within their investments.

September 20, 2019

More than 100 multigenerational business families of wealth from across Europe and the rest of the world will gather in London on 4-6 November for the flagship 21st Campden Wealth European Family Office Conference. What can family leaders and next-gens gain from attending this confidential peer-to-peer sharing of knowledge and best practice to forge a sustainable future for their businesses?

More than 100 multigenerational business families of wealth from across Europe and the rest of the world will gather in London on 4-6 November for the flagship 21st Campden Wealth European Family Office Conference.

September 19, 2019

Alessi sells sizable share to finance growth, Sodexo scores high on sustainability for 15th year, Rockefeller moves into tech founder succession planning.

Alessi sells sizable share to finance growth

The Italian Alessi family behind some of the most recognisable designer homeware products in the world has sold a 40% share of its business for an undisclosed sum to a UK private equity firm.

The Alessi company was fully owned by the founding family, who were looking for a partner to help them grow the firm, Oakley Capital announced this week. Alessi family members Alberto, Alessio, Michele and Stefano kept 60% of the company and pledged to reinvest in the firm.

November 11, 2016

US family business leaders are searching for silver linings from the presidential election of Donald Trump, just as their British counterparts are doing with Brexit.

US family business leaders are searching for silver linings from the presidential election of Donald Trump, just as their British counterparts are doing with Brexit.

December 16, 2015

State-owned Italian bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is to set up a private equity fund to help family businesses, but a family business expert questions to what degree it will achieve its aim of helping them go public. 

State-owned Italian bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is to set up a private equity fund to help family businesses, but a family business expert questions to what degree it will achieve its aim of helping them go public.

The initiative is the first of many more planned by the CDP as part of its plans to invest in domestic companies and help boost the country’s economy.

The private equity fund is one of the pillars of the new business plan.

June 23, 2010

Crain Communications Inc, the family-owned US publishing company, announced yesterday it is closing its UK regional title Crain’s Manchester Business due to a lack of advertising revenue.

Crain Communications Inc, the family-owned US publishing company, announced yesterday it is closing its UK regional title Crain's Manchester Business due to a lack of advertising revenue.

September 9, 2009

Campden FB and Mishcon de Reya carried out an exclusive global survey on the views of family business owners to the current economic climate between May and August. The results, published today, show family businesses are feeling the effects of the recession but it has not made the majority more willing to sell up.

Campden FB and Mishcon de Reya carried out an exclusive global survey on the views of family business owners to the current economic climate between May and August. The results, published today, show family businesses are feeling the effects of the recession but it has not made the majority more willing to sell up.

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