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March 13, 2015

Families seeking access to quality deal flow for co- and direct investments can now access a new fund structure aimed at improving the calibre of deals seen by family offices.

Families seeking access to quality deal flow for co- and direct investments can now access a new fund structure aimed at improving the calibre of deals seen by family offices.

Advisory firm Alberleen Group has developed an investment vehicle designed to meet the needs of family offices and lets private investors co-invest in the proprietary deal flow seen by the firm’s cooperative of investment banking teams.

November 11, 2013

The fourth-gen head of an Argentinian renewable energy company has extolled the virtues of investing in wind power in Brazil at a forum in London this month.

The fourth-gen head of an Argentinian renewable energy company has extolled the virtues of investing in wind power in Brazil at a forum in London this month.

Luis Pescarmona, chief executive of century-old family business Impsa, said there were many opportunities along the supply chain in Brazil’s wind sector, including logistics, machining and large castings.

July 3, 2012

Western family offices are just beginning to uncover the investment potential in Latin America. Their challenge is to track down local families and fund managers with whom to partner.

It’s accepted investment wisdom that Latin American economies offer spectacular returns for investors. The region’s economies are expected to continue to soar while Europe and North America bump along the bottom, printing more money just to survive. So is Latin America El Dorado for family offices?

September 22, 2010

In the 1980s Japanese companies, buoyed by huge piles of cash and the strongest domestic economy in the world, bought a host of assets in the US and Europe.

In the 1980s Japanese companies, buoyed by huge piles of cash and the strongest domestic economy in the world, bought a host of assets in the US and Europe.
 
One of the most memorable acquisitions was the purchase of the Rockefeller Centre in New York City in 1989 by a Japanese real estate company. At the time, the purchase was seen at just how much the centre of economic power had shifted away from the US towards Japan and Asia.
 

January 11, 2010

Heineken NV announced today it is to acquire beer company Femsa in an all share transaction that values the Mexico-based company at €3.8 billion.

Heineken NV announced today it is to acquire beer company Femsa in an all share transaction that values the Mexico-based company at €3.8 billion. The deal gives family-owned Heineken access to Latin America and consolidates the company's position as the world's second-largest brewer by revenue.
 

October 29, 2009

The Benetton family, founders of the international clothing group that bears its name, is pulling out of its investment in the Italian communication company Telecom Italia.

The Benetton family, founders of the international clothing group that bears its name, is pulling out of its investment in the Italian communication company Telecom Italia.
 
The family is part of a shareholder consortium, the Telco Group, which owns the Italian company's largest stake with 24.5%. The Benettons were the smallest investors in the group with an 8.4% stake.
 

March 1, 2008

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the Family Business Conference in Miami to find how businesses in Latin America are tackling globalisation

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the Family Business Conference in Miami to find how businesses in Latin America are tackling globalisation (click here to read more). Families also spoke of the strategic plans that their businesses have developed in order to keep up with the global market, as well as their hopes and plans for the future.

March 1, 2008

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the Family Business Conference in Miami to find how businesses in Latin America are tackling globalisation, what the term “family business” means to them and what role the next generation is playing

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the Family Business Conference in Miami to find how businesses in Latin America are tackling globalisation, what the term "family business" means to them and what role the next generation is playing

Roundtable Panel

July 1, 2006

There’s money to be made from globalisation. Thematic investing allows business families to look at the financial world in a new light, taking advantage of the emerging markets and changing macroeconomic trends. Eric Sarasin explains how business families can profit

Eric Sarasin is head of private banking at Bank Sarasin in Switzerland, and a member of the bank's founding family.

There's money to be made from globalisation. Thematic investing allows business families to look at the financial world in a new light, taking advantage of the emerging markets and changing macroeconomic trends. Eric Sarasin explains how business families can profit

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