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Ownership and Management

A swift change of leadership at Mexican company Cemex following the sudden death of its fourth-generation chief executive and chairman last week highlights the importance of a solid corporate governance structure, says a family business expert.

A Canadian heir to Dare Foods has announced she is selling her 27% stake in the company due to an on-going feud with her two brothers.

When establishing succession arrangements business owners should always consider how such arrangements correspond with personal estate planning. One recent case, involving a family farm in Cambridgeshire, illustrates the importance of such considerations.

When establishing succession arrangements business owners should always consider how such arrangements correspond with personal estate planning. One recent case, involving a family farm in Cambridgeshire, illustrates the importance of such considerations. 

Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of Swedish flat-pack furniture chain Ikea, has relinquished his last formal roles in the business he founded in 1943.

Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of Swedish flat-pack furniture chain Ikea, has relinquished his last formal roles in the business he founded in 1943. 

French family-controlled conglomerate Louis Dreyfus Commodities is on the hunt for a new chief executive after its current head announced he was stepping aside after just one year.

French family-controlled conglomerate Louis Dreyfus Commodities is on the hunt for a new chief executive after its current head announced he was stepping aside after just one year.

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