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October 27, 2017

Hackers crack offshore law firm; Ferrero eats up Ferrara; and Kraft in peanut butter battle down under.

Hackers crack offshore law firm

Ultra-high net worth clients of a Bermuda-based law firm may be at risk of having their financial details exposed, as journalists investigate information stolen in a cyber-attack.

April 12, 2017

New research has discovered the 50 fastest expanding family businesses in the world have grown the hard way­­–“organically”–in the face of tough conditions in many large economies.

New research has discovered the 50 fastest expanding family businesses in the world have grown the hard way­­–“organically”–in the face of tough conditions in many large economies.

March 16, 2017

Pentland Group will hope its successful former investment in Reebok can be replicated with new acquisition, SeaVees. It turned a $77,000 in Reebok in 1981 into $770 million ten years later.

Pentland Group will hope its successful former investment in Reebok can be replicated with new acquisition, SeaVees.

The third-generation UK family business has bought a majority stake in Californian casual lifestyle sneaker brand SeaVees (pictured) for an undisclosed sum through its subsidiary Pentland Brands.

January 14, 2014

Japanese family-controlled drinks giant Suntory has vastly increased its global reach with a historic multi-billion dollar purchase of US whiskey business Beam Inc.

Japanese family-controlled drinks giant Suntory has vastly increased its global reach with a historic multi-billion dollar purchase of US whiskey business Beam Inc.

The $16 billion (€11.7 billion) deal, which still needs approval from Beam shareholders, would add famous US whiskey labels such as Jim Beam and Knob Creek, as well some European names including Courvoisier and Teachers, to Suntory’s stable of brands.

October 29, 2013

AB InBev, the largest brewery company in the world and producer of brands such as Stella Artois, Budweiser and Beck's, may be preparing to buy its closest rival in one of the largest mergers in history.

AB InBev, the largest brewery company in the world and producer of brands such as Stella Artois, Budweiser and Beck's, may be preparing to buy its closest rival in one of the largest mergers in history.

According to media reports, the Belgian family-controlled AB InBev has its eye on London-based SABMiller as its next major acquisition, following its purchase of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo in June of this year.

AB InBev was formed in 2008 when InBev purchased Anheuser-Busch Companies – a US family brewing business, with roots dating back to 1852.

February 1, 2012

Mergers and acquisitions of family businesses have been on an upward trend. The combination of a long-term outlook and a desire to preserve family heritage often woos companies controlled by families to look to each other for expansion and growth.

Mergers and acquisitions of family businesses have been on an upward trend. The combination of a long-term outlook and a desire to preserve family heritage often woos companies controlled by families to look to each other for expansion and growth.

March 7, 2011

Family-controlled luxury goods company LVMH announced on 7 March that it will take a controlling stake in fellow family business Bulgari, in a share swap deal which will see the Bulgari family own 3% of LVMH.

Family-controlled luxury goods company LVMH announced on 7 March that it will take a controlling stake in fellow family business Bulgari, in a share swap deal which will see the Bulgari family own 3% of LVMH.

In a statement, Paris-based LVMH said that it will take control of 51% of shares held by the Bulgari family, and in return the Bulgari family will get a 3% stake in LVMH, to make it the second-largest family shareholder in LVMH.

September 22, 2010

In the 1980s Japanese companies, buoyed by huge piles of cash and the strongest domestic economy in the world, bought a host of assets in the US and Europe.

In the 1980s Japanese companies, buoyed by huge piles of cash and the strongest domestic economy in the world, bought a host of assets in the US and Europe.
 
One of the most memorable acquisitions was the purchase of the Rockefeller Centre in New York City in 1989 by a Japanese real estate company. At the time, the purchase was seen at just how much the centre of economic power had shifted away from the US towards Japan and Asia.
 

April 21, 2010

In sharp contrast to last year, it is no secret that the first quarter of 2010 has seen an increase in merger and acquisition activity, writes Katie Barker

In sharp contrast to last year, it is no secret that the first quarter of 2010 has seen an increase in merger and acquisition activity, writes Katie Barker. 

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