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February 18, 2016

For those family businesses looking to raise capital, there are a growing number of options. Today, funding the family enterprise can be much more innovative than simply taking out a loan or launching an IPO. Bruce Love reports

August 7, 2015

Illy Caffé sells €70 million bond to increase market share; Cemex completes $15 billion refinancing of bank debt; and Bharti Airtel beats Reliance Industries to 4G launch

Illy Caffé sells €70 million bond to increase market share

Italian coffee company Illy Caffé has sold a €70 million ($76 million) bond in order to increase market share in the premium hospitality sector.

The move will help Illy keep up with its larger Italian rival Lavazza, and comes amid a period of consolidation in the coffee industry, which is estimated to be worth $80 billion.

September 13, 2011

Andrea Illy, the third-generation family boss of the eponymous coffee maker, was in London this week unveiling the latest version of the company’s famous artist designed espresso cup.

Andrea Illy, the third-generation family boss of the eponymous coffee maker, was in London this week unveiling the latest version of the company’s famous artist designed espresso cup.

This time it was Anish Kapoor's turn, famous among other works for his huge steel and PVC sculpture stretching from end to end of the massive turbine hall in Tate Modern in London.

Other artists/cultural figures to have worked on Illy’s cups have included Jeff Koons, David Byrne, Federico Fellini and Robert Rauschberg.

November 1, 2006

In Italy drinking coffee is more a way of life than a simple pleasure. Suzy Bibko discovers the secret of the perfect espresso bean and what the coffee tradition means to Andrea Illy, CEO of illycaffé

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

In Italy drinking coffee is more a way of life than a simple pleasure. Suzy Bibko discovers the secret of the perfect espresso bean and what the coffee tradition means to Andrea Illy, CEO of illycaffé

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