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May 14, 2010

The Ford family, who control the US-based automaker of the same name, retained their multiple voting shares through which they control the business at the company’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday

The Ford family, who control the US-based automaker of the same name, retained their multiple voting shares through which they control the business at the company's annual shareholder meeting yesterday.
 
The proposal to reconsider the two-tier share system was put forward by activist investor Ray Chevedden and was rejected by a 70.8% majority. This is the sixth year in which the resolution has been voted on and this year saw it gain the most support so far with 29.2%.
 

May 5, 2010

Katie Barker interviews three families to find out what happens in practice at a family retreat

Katie Barker interviews three families to find out what happens in practice at a family retreat. 

May 5, 2010

Tom Davidow outlines why a family retreat is an effective way for families to communicate

Tom Davidow outlines why a family retreat is an effective way for families to communicate.

May 5, 2010

Arnaud Lagardère is anxious to shake off his playboy image, writes Darrell Delamaide. The 49-year-old second-generation head of Lagardère SCA, which has extensive media interests as well as an important investment in defence and aerospace, was reportedly one of the bidders in the running to acquire Playboy magazine when it was being jobbed around last year.

Arnaud Lagardère (pictured) is anxious to shake off his playboy image, writes Darrell Delamaide. The 49-year-old second-generation head of Lagardère SCA, which has extensive media interests as well as an important investment in defence and aerospace, was reportedly one of the bidders in the running to acquire Playboy magazine when it was being jobbed around last year.

April 30, 2010

As we enter the post-recession world, family businesses are attempting to understand the “new normal” and how to stay competitive in the changing world.

As we enter the post-recession world, family businesses are attempting to understand the "new normal" and how to stay competitive in the changing world. 

April 29, 2010

Guy Wyser-Pratte, the activist investor attempting to secure key changes to the governance structure of family-controlled Lagardère, failed to win the necessary support to pass his proposals at the company’s general meeting on Tuesday.

Guy Wyser-Pratte, the activist investor attempting to secure key changes to the governance structure of family-controlled Lagardère, failed to win the necessary support to pass his proposals at the company's general meeting on Tuesday.
 
Wyser-Pratte's attempt to gain a seat on the supervisory board was rejected in the shareholder vote by 78%, while his proposals to change the share structure of the France-based media company were also rejected by 76%.
 

April 16, 2010

Arnaud Lagardere, second-generation head of the family-controlled media group Lagardere SCA, has defended his strategy and commitment to the France-based company following criticism from activist investor Guy Wyser-Pratte.

Arnaud Lagardere (pictured), second-generation head of the family-controlled media group Lagardere SCA, has defended his strategy and commitment to the France-based company following criticism from activist investor Guy Wyser-Pratte.

Wyser-Pratte is the owner of New York-based Wyser-Pratte Management Co, an active investing fund focused on undervalued European equities. He has released a series of statements attempting to rally support for his appointment to the Lagardere board.

March 31, 2010

Family business researchers, educators and advisors have long been touting the need to extend the role of governance to non-family members, write father-and-son team Paul and David Karofsky

Family business researchers, educators and advisors have long been touting the need to extend the role of governance to non-family members, write father-and-son team Paul and David Karofsky.

January 13, 2010

Jamnalal Bajaj, founder of The Bajaj Group, was a close confidant and disciple of Mahatma Gandhi. The family is known for the major contributions it made during India’s independence movement as well as industrialisation. Unfortunately, the family is also known for infighting over ownership and control of different businesses, writes Kavil Ramachandran

Jamnalal Bajaj, founder of The Bajaj Group, was a close confidant and disciple of Mahatma Gandhi. The family is known for the major contributions it made during India's independence movement as well as industrialisation. Unfortunately, the family is also known for infighting over ownership and control of different businesses.

The latest spat arose when fifth-generation managing director Rajiv Bajaj announced that the company would discontinue the production of their famous scooters from 2010.

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