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July 12, 2012

When it comes to fashion, few countries get it as right as Italy. CampdenFB looks at some of Italy’s better-known family-controlled fashion houses – and the important role of the family within them.

When it comes to fashion, few countries get it as right as Italy. After all, the country has given rise to such iconic brands as Armani, Prada, Gucci and many, many more.

June 1, 2012

It’s been a week of big changes in family businesses, with Hermes announcing a new chief executive, Fiat Industrial proposing a merger with CNH and Bombardier hinting at a possible listing in New York.

It’s been a week of big changes in family businesses, with Hermes announcing a new chief executive, Fiat Industrial proposing a merger with CNH and Bombardier hinting at a possible listing in New York. 

Fiat Industrial, controlled by the Italian Agnelli family, said on 30 May that it wanted to “simplify the existing shareholding structure”, merging with CNH and listing the new company in New York, with a secondary listing in Europe. Fiat Industrial is currently headquartered in Turin.

March 30, 2011

Family-owned fashion house Versace announced on 30 March that its revenue for 2010 has increased by 9.1% following a painful restructuring process.

Family-owned fashion house Versace announced on 30 March that its revenue for 2010 has increased by 9.1% following a painful restructuring process.

Fully-owned by the Versace family, the Milan-based company said in a statement that its revenues for 2010 rose to €292 million from €268 million the year before. But the growth didn’t come easily for the group, which saw an extensive restructuring process over the last year.

September 1, 2006

Indian family businesses are some of the most optimistic in the world, while UK family family businesses are the least. Anuj Chande, Vishesh Chandiok and Howard Hackney take a close look at what the future holds for family businesses in each country

Anuj Chande is an International Business Partner at Grant Thornton UK; Vishesh Chandiok is Country Director International Business at Grant Thornton India; Howard Hackney is Head of Family Business at Grant Thornton UK.

Indian family businesses are some of the most optimistic in the world, while UK family family businesses are the least. Anuj Chande, Vishesh Chandiok and Howard Hackney take a close look at what the future holds for family businesses in each country

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