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April 24, 2018

How can family businesses not just survive, but thrive in an era of big data and automation? James Beech asks futurologists what the world will look like for families by the middle of the 21st century and how families, with their patient capital, can start shaping tomorrow today

How can family businesses not just survive, but thrive in an era of big data and automation? James Beech asks futurologists what the world will look like for families by the middle of the 21st century and how families, with their patient capital, can start shaping tomorrow today

Ferrari is at a crossroads. The family-controlled supercar maker’s conundrum is laid bare at the end of an exhibition at the Design Museum in London that celebrates the marque’s 70th anniversary.

February 20, 2018

Enzo Ferrari would have celebrated his 120th birthday this week, but his namesake supercar company is one of several major family businesses looking to the future and new technologies.

Enzo Ferrari would have celebrated his 120th birthday this week, but his namesake supercar company is one of several major family businesses looking to the future and new technologies.

September 8, 2017

Classic cars remain in top gear of passion asset performance as a spectacular collection of the world’s rare and exclusive cars gleamed in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace for Concours of Elegance.

Classic cars remain in top gear of passion asset performance as a spectacular collection of the world’s rare and exclusive cars gleamed in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace for Concours of Elegance.

Owners, guests, enthusiasts, and media on the Friday then the ticket-buying public over the weekend admired about 60 international dream machines on display on 1-3 September in the beautiful grounds of King Henry VIII’s country retreat.

July 22, 2016

Visit Ferrari specialist DK Engineering and it’s easy to be dazzled by the luxury supercars, but look ‘under the bonnet’ and you’ll see that the real magic is in the well-oiled family machine. Michael Finnigan takes a look

The countryside village of Chorleywood in the United Kingdom might seem like an unlikely setting for a supercar, with its tree-lined streets and meandering streams. Imagine then the contrasting visual of a Ferrari LaFerrari, the latest in a long line of supercars from the eponymous Italian carmaker, as it roars past the duck pond.

July 24, 2015

Lavazza to acquire Carte Noire for €800 million; Fiat Chrysler announces Ferrari IPO; and Shin Dong-bin appointed CEO at Lotte Holdings

Lavazza to acquire Carte Noire for €800 million

Lavazza, the family-run Italian coffee maker, has put in a formal bid to acquire French brand Carte Noire for €800 million ($879 million).

According to a company statement, the deal will treble the company’s turnover in France and will help it grow organically in the surrounding regions.

March 6, 2015

Italian carmaker Ferrari may return to family control during an initial public offering this year providing current owner Fiat introduces a “loyalty share” plan that will boost voting rights of established investors.

Italian carmaker Ferrari may return to family control during an initial public offering this year if current owner Fiat introduces a “loyalty share” plan that will boost voting rights of established investors.

Loyalty shares have recently caused a divide between family businesses and institutional investors in Italy. Introduced by the Matteo Renzi-led government last year, they allow shareholders double voting rights if they hold stock longer than two years.

January 23, 2015

2014 was a lively year for family businesses, from Abigail Johnson’s succession at Fidelity, to the Market Basket ownership struggle and of course Korean Air’s infamous ‘nut rage’ incident. Here we take a look at some of the issues we think will remain top-of-mind for 2015 and the family businesses to watch.

2014 was a lively year for family businesses, from Abigail Johnson’s succession at Fidelity, to the Market Basket ownership struggle and of course Korean Air’s infamous ‘nut rage’ incident. Here we take a look at some of the issues we think will remain top-of-mind for 2015 and the family businesses to watch.

1: Shareholder revolts

December 5, 2014

Volkswagen Group, the world's second biggest carmaker and Germany’s largest family business, is mulling an entry into Formula One, sources say.

Volkswagen Group, the world's second biggest carmaker and Germany’s largest family business, is mulling an entry into Formula One, sources say.

Last month its rival, fellow German carmaker Mercedes, took out the championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with its drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg taking out first and second place respectively for the season, which runs from March until November.

July 25, 2013

It's official; the west is in decline – as proved by Windows 8. The human race is devolving at a rate of knots into a mess of progress anxiety. 

In his very funny 1979 essay Ferrari Refutes The Decline Of The West the American writer PJ O’Rourke describes taking a road trip across America in a Ferrari 308 GTS. Sample line: we went “so fast we filled the appointment logs of optometrists’ offices in 30 cities just from people getting their eyes checked for seeing streaks because they watched us go by”. You get the picture. The man likes putting his foot down in shiny, red, Italian sportscars.

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