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  • More than 5,000 single family offices are now in operation around the globe, according to a pioneering investigation by Campden Research, whose lead author believes it is the most accurate estimation to date.

  • Red bull heir indictment postposed once again; Sky takeover by Murdoch approved by European regulator; and BMW posts record-breaking March sales

  • JAB Holdings signs $7.5 billion acquisition of Panera Bread; Bertelsmann acquires stake in Indian ed-tech company Eruditus; and Antofagasta earnings leap on copper price recovery

  • Dyson profits up 41% on Asia surge; Wegmans Food Markets hands CEO role to next gen; and Al Masaood appoints new chairman

  • From culture to business, Japan sits a world apart—an isolated nation that through exceptional circumstances has allowed several thousand firms to remain in family hands for more than a century. Michael Finnigan takes a look

  • Founded in 705 AD and now in its 52nd generation, Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is today the world’s oldest family business. With that sort of longevity, it’s not surprising that the hot spring hotel has catered for some of Japan’s most famed ancient samurai and shōgun

  • Mars brings Maltesers to the US for the first time; Maersk Reaches North Sea tax deal with Denmark; and Australia’s Rinehart children granted permission to sue

  • Former Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech is in talks to sell the majority of his shares in holding company Porsche SE in a move that could threaten its future as a family-run business. 

  • Chow Tai Fook Enterprises to pay $3 billion for Australia’s Alinta Energy; Volkswagen targets Bay Area in $2 billion electric-vehicle infrastructure deal; and Nintendo doubles production on Switch console

  • Maersk and IBM to launch supply chain solution; Cargill and CARE renew partnership; and Henkel to acquire Mexican haircare business

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