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November 9, 2019

Warren Buffett tops up cash pile to $128 billion, Solvay shakes up structure and management against headwinds, Hays family tout capital reinvestment and the personal touch in Thomas Cook takeover.

Warren Buffett tops up cash pile to $128 billion

The family office of prolific US investor Warren Buffett (pictured) has conserved $128 billion in cash in its third quarter, up from $122.4 billion in the previous quarter, backing up a recession-warning trend revealed in The Global Family Office Report 2019.

June 2, 2014

São Paulo-based MCassab Group is the face of today’s prosperous, entrepreneurial Brazil. An 86-year-old Brazilian family-run conglomerate with interests spanning Lego distribution to fish farming, its revenues are expected to double to $1 billion by 2018. Peter Shaw-Smith meets its chief executive and patriarch Fábio Cutait

Two miles north-west of the famous Interlagos Formula One racing circuit stands a group of offices, laboratories and warehouses that is the centre for one of the most successful family-run, and yet relatively unknown, conglomerates in Latin America’s biggest economy – MCassab Group. 

 

June 23, 2008

Family-owned Huntsman Corp has hit back in the battle over its proposed merger with Hexion Specialty Chemicals by suing private equity firm Apollo Management

Family-owned Huntsman Corporation has hit back in the battle over its proposed merger with Hexion Specialty Chemicals by suing private equity firm Apollo Management and its two founders for $3 billion. The company claims Leon Black and Joshua Harris induced it to terminate a previous merger agreement with Dutch chemical company Basell in favour of an alternative merger agreement with Apollo affiliate Hexion.
 

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