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December 6, 2013

Germany’s Merck bulked up its materials and specialty chemicals business with purchase of high-tech electronic materials company and George Soros bought into Australia’s Nine Entertainment’s IPO.

Germany’s Merck bulked up its materials and specialty chemicals business with purchase of high-tech electronic materials company and George Soros bought into Australia’s Nine Entertainment’s IPO.

Merck
German pharmaceuticals and chemicals business Merck, which is 70% owned by the eponymous founding family, is to buy Britain's AZElectronic Materials for £2.6 billion (€3.1 billion).

November 27, 2013

Uncertainty about whether Italian family business Fiat will buyout the remaining stake in US carmaker Chrysler looks set to remain into the new year, with the company announcing a planned partial listing will not happen before the end of the year.

Uncertainty about whether Italian family business Fiat will buyout the remaining stake in US carmaker Chrysler looks set to remain into the new year, with the company announcing a planned partial listing will not happen before the end of the year.

August 15, 2013

Malaysia’s Berjaya Group takes next step in the listing of its 7-Eleven franchise, NewsCorp invests in online sports videos and Bestseller next-gen invests in online fashion brand.

Malaysia’s Berjaya Group takes next step in the listing of its 7-Eleven franchise, NewsCorp invests in online sports videos and Bestseller next-gen invests in online fashion brand.

Berjaya Group
Family-controlled Berjaya Group has appointed UBS and Maybank Investment Bank, among others, to manage an initial public offering of its 7-Eleven convenience-store franchise.

May 31, 2013

News Corp to delist in London when it splits its business activities; Japanese drinks firm Suntory plans $4.7 billion IPO; and Fiat wants to buy the remaining stake in Chrysler.

News Corp to delist in London when it splits its business activities; Japanese drinks firm Suntory plans $4.7 billion IPO; and Fiat wants to buy the remaining stake in Chrysler.

News Corp

News Corp has announced it will delist from the London Stock Exchange when it splits its publishing and entertainment activities next month.

March 29, 2012

German media conglomerate Bertelsmann, controlled by the Mohn family, will consider either listing on the stock exchange or bringing in private equity investment in a bid to access finance for growth.

German media conglomerate Bertelsmann, controlled by the Mohn family, will consider either listing on the stock exchange or bringing in private equity investment in a bid to access finance for growth.

That’s according to a spokeswoman for the family business, who told CampdenFB that a decision hasn’t been made on “how or when” Bertelsmann will bring in outside investors.

February 14, 2012

The family behind Malkin Holdings, which controls the iconic Empire State Building, plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange to boost liquidity at the family business.

The family behind Malkin Holdings, which controls the iconic Empire State Building, plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange to boost liquidity at the family business.

This is according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which said Malkin Holdings, owned by the eponymous family, will soon become a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

September 1, 2011

Manchester United, the British football club owned by the Glazer family, made a record operating profit of £110 million last season, buoyed by higher match day and media revenues, as well as new sponsorship money.

Manchester United, the British football club owned by the Glazer family, made a record operating profit of £110 million (€124.69) last season, buoyed by higher match day and media revenues, as well as new sponsorship money.

June 16, 2011

Italian luxury goods maker Ferragamo, controlled by members of the founding family, will list up to 25% of the family’s stake on the Milan stock exchange, as part of its plans to raise funds for expansion.

Italian luxury goods maker Ferragamo, controlled by members of the founding family, will list up to 25% of the family’s stake on the Milan stock exchange, as part of its plans to raise funds for expansion.

The company said that following the IPO, the Ferragamo family holding company will hold a 56% stake in the company, with another 11% held by individual family members. In March, the family sold an 8% stake to the Hong Kong-based Woo family in an attempt to strengthen its market presence in Asia.

June 16, 2011

So the good ship Prada is about to be floated in Hong Kong harbour with a price tag of around $2.6 billion draped from its bow. How apt that the company began life way back on the eve of the Great War in 1913 selling trunks suitable for ocean-going liners.

So the good ship Prada is about to be floated in Hong Kong harbour with a price tag of around $2.6 billion draped from its bow. How apt that the company began life way back on the eve of the Great War in 1913 selling trunks suitable for ocean-going liners.

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