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October 21, 2019

CampdenFB celebrates in October the Top 75 leading lights in the family business and family office space over its 75 issues.

Last week we profiled the key ones-to-watch in the Emerging Markets of the world. We turned our attention to the inspirational figures in Asia-Pacific in the week before and the major players in the Americas at the start of this series. This week, for the fourth and final section, we focus on arguably the heart of the global community of multigenerational family businesses of wealth—Europe.

CampdenFB celebrates in October the Top 75 leading lights in the family business and family office space over its 75 issues. Last week we profiled the key ones-to-watch in the Emerging Markets of the world. We turned our attention to the inspirational figures in Asia-Pacific in the week before and the major players in the Americas at the start of this series. This week, for the fourth and final section, we focus on arguably the heart of the global community of multigenerational family businesses of wealth—Europe. 

May 31, 2019

The $190 billion merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Renault signals the emergence of family principal John Elkann as a major player as the world’s car industry develops connectivity, electric powered vehicles and autonomous driving.

The $190 billion merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Renault signals the emergence of family principal John Elkann as a major player as the world’s car industry develops connectivity, electric powered vehicles and autonomous driving.

The merger also shows how a dynastic family business can make bold strategic decisions to ensure its sustainability in an era of technological disruption.

September 7, 2018

Philanthropist Dilmah Tea owning family opens humanitarian centre, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles invests $30 million in driverless cars, New rules to define impact investing.

Philanthropist Dilmah Tea owning family opens humanitarian centre

The patriarch of the world’s first family of tea says their new $7.4 million centre for “empowerment, inspiration, community development and climate change” is the evolution of 12 years of human service in the impoverished Eastern Province of Sri Lanka.

July 25, 2018

The family principal behind Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has pledged to build on the legacy of Sergio Marchionne, his friend and non-family chief executive, who is credited by many with rescuing the automaking group from bankruptcy.

The family principal behind Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has pledged to build on the legacy of Sergio Marchionne, his friend and non-family chief executive, who is credited by many with rescuing the automaking group from bankruptcy.

John Elkann, chairman and chief executive of the Agnelli family-controlled holding company Exor, paid tribute to Marchionne, who died suddenly today in intensive care in Zurich aged 66 from complications from shoulder surgery.

March 1, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is the latest top 10 carmaker to say it will stop making diesel cars. 

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is to stop making diesel cars by 2022—the latest top 10 carmaker to call it quits on the controversial fuel.

The Italian carmaker that is controlled by Exor, the investment vehicle of the Agnelli family who have a 29% stake in FCA, said it would stop making diesel cars due to falling demand and spiralling regulatory costs, according to media reports.

October 5, 2016

John Elkann, the fifth-generation chairman of Fiat Chrysler, has stepped down from the board of American media multinational News Corp.

John Elkann, the fifth-generation chairman of Fiat Chrysler, has stepped down from the board of American media multinational News Corp.

In a statement, News Corp—owned by Australian-born American media mogul Rupert Murdoch—said Elkann left the board in light of the increased demands of his role as chairman of his family’s investment vehicle, Exor.

July 21, 2016

Five of the world’s largest family businesses in the top 20 of the new Fortune Global 500 have seen their combined revenues slump by more than $74.5 billion compared to last year.

Five of the world’s largest family businesses in the top 20 of the new Fortune Global 500 have seen their combined revenues slump by more than $74.5 billion compared to last year.

The 2015 fiscal year impacted the bottom lines of Volkswagen, Toyota Motor, Samsung Electronics, and EXOR Group by almost 6% with not even Walmart, controlled by the Walton family, immune from sales falling for the first time, Fortune reported.

Berkshire Hathaway was the exception to the rule, with revenue up by more than 7%.

August 12, 2015

Exor, the multi billion dollar investment vehicle for the Agnelli family, has become the largest shareholder in The Economist Group after British owner Pearson sold its 50% stake to a group of families for £469 million ($731 million).

Exor, the multi billion dollar investment vehicle for the Agnelli family, has become the largest shareholder in The Economist Group after British owner Pearson sold its 50% stake to a group of families for £469 million ($731 million).

Under the terms of the deal, Exor Spa, headed by fifth-gen John Elkann, will pay £287 million to increase its stake to 43.4% from 4.7% and the Economist Group will buy back the remainder of Pearson’s stake for £182 million.

July 27, 2015

John Elkann, the fifth-generation heir to the Agnelli fortune, is reportedly leading a group of families towards a potential buyout of weekly financial publication The Economist and several other titles, according to a company statement.

John Elkann, the fifth-generation heir to the Agnelli fortune, is reportedly leading a group of families towards a potential buyout of weekly financial publication The Economist and several other titles, according to a company statement.

The proposed deal comes one week after UK owner Pearson, another family-controlled conglomerate, sold the Financial Times to the Nikkei Group of Japan, as it looks to focus on its core education business.

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