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May 4, 2012

You win some and you lose some, the adage goes. And this month saw a bit of both with two carmaking family businesses, Fiat and Tata, bringing to an end their six-year sales relationship, while Kuehne+Nagel, a Swiss logistics family company, extended its partnership with a subsidiary of LVMH.

You win some and you lose some, the adage goes. And this month saw a bit of both with two carmaking family businesses, Fiat and Tata, bringing to an end their six-year sales relationship, while Kuehne+Nagel, a Swiss logistics family company, extended its partnership with a subsidiary of LVMH.

April 18, 2012

Exor, a holding company controlled by Italy’s Agnelli family, will buy a stake in the Rothschild Group, making good its announcement earlier this month that it will focus on taking “minority stakes” in strong businesses.

Exor, a holding company controlled by Italy’s Agnelli family, will buy a stake in the Rothschild Group, making good its announcement earlier this month that it will focus on taking “minority stakes” in strong businesses.

A spokeswoman for Exor confirmed to CampdenFB that the company, chaired by family member John Elkann, is looking to buy shares in Paris Orleans, the holding company of the Rothschild Group.

March 1, 2012

The last five years haven’t been the easiest for companies across the globe. But despite the uphill battle family businesses face, many are thriving. That’s thanks in no small part to their leaders. For the second year in a row, the CampdenFB/Ernst & Young Top Family Business Leaders list honours 50 remarkable chairmen, presidents, chief executives and managing directors.

The last five years haven’t been the easiest for companies across the globe. But despite the uphill battle family businesses face, many are thriving. That’s thanks in no small part to their leaders.

For the second year in a row, the CampdenFB/Ernst & Young Top Family Business Leaders list honours 50 remarkable chairmen, presidents, chief executives and managing directors.

December 15, 2011

Pandas have been making headlines a lot recently, thanks to China and Scotland joining forces to bring some of the cuddly-looking creatures to Edinburgh zoo. Now an entirely different type of panda – the Fiat Panda – has caught the attention of the press after the Italian carmaker unveiled the latest model. 

Pandas have been making headlines a lot recently, thanks to China and Scotland joining forces to bring some of the cuddly-looking creatures to Edinburgh zoo. Now an entirely different type of panda – the Fiat Panda – has caught the attention of the press after the Italian carmaker unveiled the latest model.

The compact city car boasts four airbags, ABS and daytime running lights as standard, as well as its well-regarded two-cylinder TwinAir engine.

August 31, 2011

Family-controlled Exor, the parent company of Italian car manufacturer Fiat, expects its massive €460.1 million jump in six-month profits to be followed by strong results for the last half of the year, according to a company spokesman. 

Family-controlled Exor, the parent company of Italian car manufacturer Fiat, expects its massive €460.1 million jump in six-month profits to be followed by strong results for the last half of the year, according to a company spokesman.

May 4, 2011

When it comes to next generation business leaders, it doesn’t get much more heavyweight than John Elkann and James Murdoch.

When it comes to next generation business leaders, it doesn’t get much more heavyweight than John Elkann and James Murdoch.

Elkann, scion of one of Europe’s best known business dynasties, chairman of Fiat and chief executive of the Agnelli family investment company Exor, as well as Campden FB’s top family business leader, is one of the most watched business leaders anywhere.

May 4, 2011

In a major new survey, Campden FB has compiled a list of the top 50 family business leaders in the world.

In a major new survey, Campden FB has compiled a list of the top 50 family business leaders in the world.

With the aid of four senior family experts from the world's leading business schools - Randal Carlock from INSEAD; Joachim Schwass from IMD; Kavil Ramachandran from Indian School of Business; and John Ward from Kellogg School of Management – Campden has sifted through loads of data to compile the final list. The top five places went to John Elkann, Azim Premji, Güler Sabanci, Guido Barilla and Ratan Tata.

March 8, 2011

John Elkann, fifth-generation chairman of the founding Fiat family, has revealed how he attempts to balance his work burdens with raising a family and carefully exposing his young children to the family business.

John Elkann, fifth-generation chairman of the founding Fiat family, has revealed how he attempts to balance his work burdens with raising a family and carefully exposing his young children to the family business.

In an interview with the Financial Times, 34-year-old Elkann explained when running a family business, it is not always possible to separate the business from family life. “Private life is to some extent part of work life. Ultimately if you want to balance that we cannot have silos, one part separate from the other,” he said.

February 14, 2011

John Elkann, head of family-controlled Fiat, has taken over as chief executive of the family’s investment company Exor, adding to his current role of chairman.

John Elkann, head of family-controlled Fiat, has taken over as chief executive of the family’s investment company Exor, adding to his current role of chairman.

In a statement, the Turin-based investment company said that besides Elkann’s appointment as chief executive, it had also appointed its first chief investment officer. Tobias Brown, former investment officer for late billionaire Sir James Goldsmith, is to take over Exor’s worldwide investment activities.

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