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May 8, 2015

Holcim and Lafarge sell assets to win US backing; Esther Koplowitz secures stake in FCC; and Toyota posts record profit

Holcim and Lafarge sell assets to win US backing

Swiss family-owned cement maker Holcim and French counterpart Lafarage have agreed to sell several plants and terminals in the US and Canada, setting the stage for their impending merger.

The sale of assets in the US and Canada will help the two firms win regulatory approval for the $46 billion merger, which will create the largest cement manufacturer in the world.

November 28, 2014

Spain’s Koplowitz family has halved its stake in multibillion euro infrastructure company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, in a deal with the family of Mexican entrepreneur Carlos Slim.

Spain’s Koplowitz family has halved its stake in multibillion euro infrastructure company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, in a deal with the family of Mexican entrepreneur Carlos Slim.

The deal is part of a $1.3 billion capital raise, which aims to reduce the company’s debt. It is the first time in the company’s eight-decade history that the Koplowitz family won’t have a controlling majority stake in the firm.

June 4, 2014

UK retail family business Pentland Group has been awarded the top honour at this year's CampdenFB European Families in Business Awards in Barcelona. Spain's own Koplowitz family was awarded with the lifetime achievement award.

UK retail family business Pentland Group has been awarded the top honour at this year's CampdenFB European Families in Business Awards in Barcelona.

Spain's own Koplowitz family was awarded with the lifetime achievement award.

Held in association with Societe Generale Private Banking at a gala dinner at El Palace Hotel, the annual awards, now in their third year, recognise European family businesses that excel in stewardship and governance, as well as revenue growth and profits.

February 4, 2013

Family-controlled Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, the Barcelona-based construction company, has announced Esther Alcocer Koplowitz as its new chairwoman. 

Family-controlled Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, the Barcelona-based construction company, has announced Esther Alcocer Koplowitz as its new chairwoman. Koplowitz, who will carry the family dynasty into its third generation, will be only the second woman in Spain to chair an Ibex-listed company.

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