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April 14, 2011

Italian luxury goods maker Ferragamo, majority-controlled by members of the founding family, plans to list its shares in Milan, said reports.

Italian luxury goods maker Ferragamo, majority-controlled by members of the founding family, plans to list its shares in Milan, said reports.

The Florence, Italy-based Ferragamo has filed its initial public offering with the Italian stock exchange, according to Italy’s business newspaper Milano Finanza. Reports say it will list 30% of its shares in Milan by July. When contacted, the group was unavailable for comment. Reports also said that the listing, intended to fund expansion, could value the company at around $2 billion.

January 28, 2011

Fashion group Prada said it plans to list its shares in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, as it looks to exploit its name in Asia where it sells a sizeable chunk of its brands.

Fashion group Prada said it plans to list its shares in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, as it looks to exploit its name in Asia where it sells a sizeable chunk of its brands.

Analysts say that the initial public offer could value Prada at more than $8 billion. With demand for luxury goods on the rise in Asia, Prada has bargained that the timing of the listing would be ideal.

October 7, 2010

Prada, the Italian fashion house controlled by the husband and wife team of Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, are looking at tapping the public markets to raise money for expansion and alleviate debt.

Prada, the Italian fashion house controlled by the husband and wife team of Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, are looking at tapping the public markets to raise money for expansion and alleviate debt.
 
Reports said Prada is considering listing in Hong Kong as the company targets strong growth in China, likely to be the biggest luxury market in the world in the next five years.
 

September 27, 2010

Louis Dreyfus, the family-owned French conglomerate, is in preliminary discussions with supply-chain management company Olam over business collaboration and a possible merger.

Louis Dreyfus, the family-owned French conglomerate, is in preliminary discussions with supply-chain management company Olam over business collaboration and a possible merger.

Olam made the announcement in a letter to shareholders on 24 September in response to press speculation yesterday concerning Louis Dreyfus. The statement went on to stress that the discussions "are still preliminary" and that "the possible collaboration may not even proceed," the letter read.

September 23, 2010

Louis Dreyfus Group, the family-owned French conglomerate, is considering listing shares of some of its businesses, according to people close to the matter cited by the Financial Times.

Louis Dreyfus Group, the family-owned French conglomerate, is considering listing shares of some of its businesses, according to people close to the matter cited by the Financial Times.

The group, which is a global commodities, energy, real estate and diversified trader and processor, is discussing an initial public offering for some of its subsidiaries and may also consider the sale of Louis Dreyfus Commodities.

August 20, 2010

India-based Essar Energy, a subsidiary of family-owned Essar Group, released half-year results showing a profit before tax of $154.4million, a decrease from $233.6million in the same period a year ago.

India-based Essar Energy, a subsidiary of family-owned Essar Group, released half-year results showing a profit before tax of $154.4million, a decrease from $233.6million in the same period a year ago.
 
However, second-generation Prashant Ruia, vice chairman of Essar Energy, said: "In terms of the actual results of the company we have been more or less in line with our projections. On the refining side, production has totalled 7.2 billion tonnes which has been a record."
 

May 4, 2010

India-based Essar Energy, a subsidiary of the family-owned Essar Group, raised £1.2 billion on Friday in an IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

India-based Essar Energy, a subsidiary of the family-owned Essar Group, raised £1.2 billion on Friday in an IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

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.
 

July 1, 2004

Public markets are not only an attractive alternative source of finance for family or owner-managed businesses but provide a cost-effective exit strategy for the founders without losing control of the business, explains Jonathan Jenkins

Jonathan Jenkins is joint managing director of OFEX.

Public markets are not only an attractive alternative source of finance for family or owner-managed businesses but provide a cost-effective exit strategy for the founders without losing control of the business, explains Jonathan Jenkins

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