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August 2, 2016

Founded in 1945, Techint has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of seamless steel tubes, mainly for the oil industry. The Buenos Aires-headquartered firm is currently the largest steelmaker in Latin America.

Founded in 1945, Techint Group has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of seamless steel tubes, mainly for the oil industry. The Buenos Aires-headquartered firm is currently the largest steelmaker in Latin America.

 

 

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March 24, 2016

Latin American ultra-high net worth (UHNW) business executives are on the lookout for merger and acquisition (M&A) targets and are particularly bullish about regional opportunities, despite the challenging economic environment, new research suggests.

Latin American ultra-high net worth (UHNW) business executives are on the lookout for merger and acquisition (M&A) targets and are particularly bullish about regional opportunities, despite the challenging economic environment, new research suggests.

Risk & Return in Latin America found that 56% of the 45 UHNW family business executives surveyed perceive M&A opportunities in Latin America to be excellent or very good.

January 28, 2016

Following the sudden death of her philanthropist husband late last year, Kris Tompkins, the US conservationist and former CEO of outdoor clothing brand Patagonia Inc, has begun talks with Chilean government over the donation of a vast nature reserve in southern Chile.

Following the sudden death of her philanthropist husband late last year, Kris Tompkins, the US conservationist and former CEO of outdoor clothing brand Patagonia Inc, has begun talks with Chilean government over the donation of a vast nature reserve in southern Chile.

Tompkins is the widow of North Face founder and Esprit co-founder Doug Tompkins, who died in December in a kayaking accident. The well-known adventurer invested around $375 million in South American conservation efforts, particularly in Chile and Argentina.

December 17, 2015

For all the attention climate receives, another environmental crisis – the sixth great extinction – receives relatively less airtime. Jessica Tasman-Jones met with philanthropists seeking to protect and restore the balance of nature – from the Scottish Highlands to Patagonia

This article appeared in the Autumn issue of CampdenFO. Not long after the magazine went to print Doug Tompkins, whose foundation is mentioned in the text and whose wife, Kris, was interviewed for the article, died suddenly in a kayaking accident. Despite being a serial entrepreneur (he founded The North Face and co-founded Esprit), his philanthropy and commitment to conservation is one of the greatest legacies he leaves behind.

November 11, 2013

The fourth-gen head of an Argentinian renewable energy company has extolled the virtues of investing in wind power in Brazil at a forum in London this month.

The fourth-gen head of an Argentinian renewable energy company has extolled the virtues of investing in wind power in Brazil at a forum in London this month.

Luis Pescarmona, chief executive of century-old family business Impsa, said there were many opportunities along the supply chain in Brazil’s wind sector, including logistics, machining and large castings.

June 13, 2013

Distressed debt sounds like another difficult asset class, with the real money being made by its sellers. But some investors are enthusiastically buying it up.

On the morning of 2 October last year a four-masted, 104-metre long Argentinian naval-training frigate, called the ARA Libertad (pictured, right), sailed into a harbour in Ghana planning to take on supplies. The 300 crew were rather surprised when Ghanaian authorities informed the captain that the ship was being detained in the port on the orders of a court.

May 23, 2013

Brewing fortunes are not uncommon. But few of these fortunes have been turned into such a successful family office as Quilvest. Campden interviews its chief executive.

 

November 10, 2011

The world economy may be suffering some serious problems, but many family businesses are growing faster than ever. Which family businesses are likely to challenge for the top positions in the years ahead? CampdenFB lists the top 50.

At the time of writing, traders’ screens around the world are turning a nasty shade of red. Stock markets are plummeting everywhere and there is much talk of developed economies slipping back into recession.

You would be forgiven for wondering if it might be a good time to retreat to a cave with a weapon and a crate of tinned food. But away from the trading floors, there is another story about the world economy - one that moves more slowly and involves fewer people panicking, and so gets less attention.

March 15, 2010

Bridas Energy Holdings, the oil and gas company owned by the Bulgheroni family, on Sunday confirmed that China National Offshore Oil Corporation Limited (CNOOC) will take a 50% stake in a its subsidiary company Bridas Corporation.

Bridas Energy Holdings, the oil and gas company owned by the Bulgheroni family, on Sunday confirmed that China National Offshore Oil Corporation Limited (CNOOC) will take a 50% stake in a its subsidiary company Bridas Corporation.
 
The deal sees CNOOC and BEH form a 50-50 joint venture that will control Bridas Corporation on completion. Although Bridas did not put a value on the deal, CNOOC said it will pay approximately $3.1 billion for its share of the Argentinean company.
 

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