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September 12, 2016

Private equity has a special pull for families used to running operating businesses. But with record levels of assets committed to private equity funds is it the best asset class to drive returns? 

Private equity has a special pull for families used to running operating businesses. But with record levels of assets committed to private equity funds is it the best asset class to drive returns? 

The plotline is one that has been played out countless times before. A family has made its wealth in an operating business, has exited and is now running a family office. Do they sit back and take a diversified approach to their wealth or eventually get itchy feet and pour their assets back into the sector they know best?

June 30, 2014

KKR purchases a third of renewables firm Acciona, Pentland Group posts significant profits, Brunello Cucinelli protects the future of his family business and Antofagasta signs lucrative mining agreement. 

KKR purchases a third of renewables firm Acciona, Pentland Group posts significant profits, Brunello Cucinelli protects the future of his family business and Antofagasta signs lucrative mining agreement.

Acciona

Spanish infrastructure giant Acciona has sold a 33% stake in its international renewable energy business, the firm said on Tuesday.

April 30, 2014

Michael Dell's family office is likely to shed its corporate gardening company this spring in a deal expected to be worth at least $1 billion (€723 million).

Michael Dell's family office is likely to shed its corporate gardening company this spring in a deal expected to be worth at least $1 billion (€723 million).

Dell, the entrepreneur behind the eponymous software giant, bought ValleyCrest in 2007 for an undisclosed sum via his family office, MSD Capital.

November 24, 2011

The family behind one of the US’s largest private exploration and production companies has sold the family business in a deal worth $7.2 billion (€5.4 billion). 

The family behind one of the US’s largest private exploration and production companies has sold the family business in a deal worth $7.2 billion (€5.4 billion).

An investor group lead by private equity firm KKR acquired the Schusterman family’s Samson Investment Company, with the exception of its onshore Gulf Coast and offshore deep-water Gulf of Mexico assets. These will continue to be owned by the founding family.

March 5, 2010

The private equity industry has had a difficult couple of years, yet it is still proving popular among family offices

The private equity industry has had a difficult couple of years, yet it is still proving popular among family offices

Hindsight often says that the best time to invest is when an industry is down. And many are questioning whether this is the case with private equity.

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