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April 8, 2010

India-based Essar Energy, a subsidiary of the family-owned Essar Group, announced today it is planning to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange and expects to raise $2.5 billion.

India-based Essar Energy, a subsidiary of the family-owned Essar Group, announced today it is planning to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange and expects to raise $2.5 billion.
 
The IPO will be one of the largest by an Indian company on the LSE and Essar said it hopes to be considered for inclusion in the FTSE 100 Index upon completion of the listing.
 

March 10, 2010

Serious conflict between the founder of one of Spain’s largest private, family-owned companies and his children has caused such instability that it stands on the brink of a listing, writes Rodrigo Amaral

Serious conflict between the founder of one of Spain's largest private, family-owned companies and his children has caused such instability that it stands on the brink of a listing, writes Rodrigo Amaral.

November 6, 2009

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, the Hotel empire controlled by the Pritzker family, announced last night it has raised $950 million from its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, the Hotel empire controlled by the Pritzker family, announced last night it has raised $950 million from its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.

It is the second-largest IPO this year, topped only by the 7 October listing of a branch of another family business, Banco Santander. In a statement released yesterday the non-family CEO Mark Hoplamazian called the first day of trading a "success".

October 22, 2009

The Pritzker family first announced its intention to take Hyatt hotels public in August. However, some amendments to the IPO filing made last week have provoked debate about the control the family wields over the business, writes Katie Barker

The Pritzker family first announced its intention to take Hyatt hotels public in August. However, some amendments to the IPO filing made last week have provoked debate about the control the family wields over the business, writes Katie Barker

One specific amendment, which has attracted much publicity, lists family disagreements as a potential risk to those considering buying shares in Hyatt.

September 11, 2009

Myer, Australia's largest department store group founded by the Myer family, has announced it is to commence an IPO pre-registration process.

Myer, Australia's largest department store group founded by the Myer family, has announced it is to commence an IPO pre-registration process. The group, which has revenues of AUS$3 billion, said legal restrictions prevented it from making any further announcements about the IPO until a prospectus is lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission on 28 September.

April 30, 2009

For many years Walid S Chiniara has been advocating the need to institutionalise and introduce family governance systems for the benefit of the family business community in the Middle East and the GCC region in particular. However, he has a new nemesis - the Initial Public Offering (IPO) advocate.

For many years I have been peacefully, yet passionately, advocating the need to institutionalise and introduce family governance systems for the benefit of the family business community in the Middle East and the GCC region in particular, writes Walid S Chiniara.

September 9, 2008

Family-owned businesses in the Middle East are renowned for being private but, according to a new study, a majority want to list on the region’s stock exchanges.

Family-owned businesses in the Middle East are renowned for being private but, according to a new study, a majority want to list on the region's stock exchanges.

As reported in Emirate Business, over 20% are already planning to go down the IPO route, while a further 30% intend to do so in the future.

Rami Nizzar, of Saudi Arabia based Arnest Wing who conducted the study, said those who have yet to start formal planning are holding back in order to keep hold of their fortunes.

July 1, 2008

Since regaining full control of family-owned Pentland Group, CEO Stephen Rubin has overseen a growing but socially responsible business that is looking forward to the Olympics more than most. Marc Smith reports…

Since regaining full control of family-owned Pentland Group, CEO Stephen Rubin has overseen a growing but socially responsible business that is looking forward to the Olympics more than most. Marc Smith reports…

February 25, 2008

Shareholders in a family-owned Indian power company have been given bonus shares to counteract the drop in value of their shares following an IPO.

Shareholders in a family-owned Indian power company have been given bonus shares to counteract the drop in value of their shares following an IPO. Reliance Power, which was founded by Anil Ambani (pictured) after a feud with his brother resulted in their father's company being split in two, raised a record-breaking $190 billion by the time the IPO closed on 18 January.

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