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April 27, 2017

Arnault family restructures holdings, sells Hermes stake; Lotte Group to reduce cross-shareholdings by 73% in simplification drive; JAB Holdings luxury arm mulls sale of Jimmy Choo and Bally

Arnault family restructures holdings, sells Hermes stake
France’s Arnault family is to pay €12.1 billion ($13.2 billion) for the minority stake in iconic French fashion house, Christian Dior, it does not yet control and sell its stake in family-controlled rival Hermes.

Arnault Family Group, who controls the world’s largest luxury company LVMH, said the move was part of a two-step simplification of its holding structures in response to market demands.

October 17, 2016

Alison Ebbage finds out how a top French business school is empowering the family business leaders of tomorrow

Alison Ebbage finds out how a top French business school is empowering the family business leaders of tomorrow

August 8, 2016

It’s difficult to resist the romance of owning a vineyard and producing your own vintage – who can? So as the number of wannabe international vineyard buyers soars, what tips can the experts suggest about buying into bordeaux or the mistakes not to make in napa? 

It’s difficult to resist the romance of owning a vineyard and producing your own vintage – who can? So as the number of wannabe international vineyard buyers soars, what tips can the experts suggest about buying into bordeaux or the mistakes not to make in napa? Edward Russell-Walling reports

July 1, 2016

French cognac producer Camus may have been around since 1863, but with geographic expansion in its DNA, a youthful succession model, and partnership with China’s largest distiller, it is showing how to match tradition and innovation. Nicholas Moody reports

French cognac producer Camus may have been around since 1863, but with geographic expansion in its DNA, a youthful succession model, and partnership with China’s largest distiller, it is showing how to match tradition and innovation. Nicholas Moody reports.

November 11, 2015

Benelux corporates are much more likely to seek alternative finance from high net worth individuals and family offices than their counterparts in Europe, according to a new report by law firm Allen & Overy.

Benelux corporates are much more likely to seek alternative finance from high net worth individuals and family offices than their counterparts in Europe, according to a new report by law firm Allen & Overy.

Bank lending still accounts for 48% of all corporate funding in western Europe, the report said, but almost half of corporates expect their use of alternative finance to increase over the next five years.

February 27, 2015

Four CampdenFB-EDHEC Scholarship recipients were among the inaugural intake of Europe’s first MBA programme for future family business leaders.

Four CampdenFB-EDHEC Scholarship recipients were among the inaugural intake of Europe’s first MBA programme for future family business leaders.

The EDHEC Family Business Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) 2015 class consists of seven men and two women, the majority of whom come from countries outside of Europe, including Australia, Canada, South Africa and Pakistan.

October 30, 2013

French family-controlled holding company Bollore has today launched an initial public offering on the Paris Stock Exchange for its car battery business, which uses technology descended from the family firm’s original nineteenth-century paper manufacturing firm.

French family-controlled holding company Bollore has today launched an initial public offering on the Paris Stock Exchange for its car battery business, which uses technology descended from the family firm’s original nineteenth-century paper manufacturing firm.

April 16, 2013

Whether you fancy Sri Lanka or Loch Lomond, there are plenty of top-notch getaways to enjoy the sunshine. 

Whether you fancy Sri Lanka or Loch Lomond, there are plenty of top-notch getaways to enjoy the sunshine.   

HIGHLAND FLING
Stuckgowan House
Loch Lomond, UK

April 11, 2013

Bernard Arnault, second-gen chief executive of LVMH and France's richest man, has withdrawn his application for Belgian citizenship following continued accusations that he was trying to avoid the new 75% tax levied on incomes of more than €1 million.

Bernard Arnault, second-gen chief executive of LVMH and France's richest man, has withdrawn his application for Belgian citizenship following continued accusations that he was trying to avoid the new 75% tax levied on incomes of more than €1 million.

"I explained several times that I would remain a resident in France and that I would continue to pay my taxes there. In vain – the message did not get through," Arnault told French newspaper Le Monde in an interview on 10 April.

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