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March 24, 2016

Latin American ultra-high net worth (UHNW) business executives are on the lookout for merger and acquisition (M&A) targets and are particularly bullish about regional opportunities, despite the challenging economic environment, new research suggests.

Latin American ultra-high net worth (UHNW) business executives are on the lookout for merger and acquisition (M&A) targets and are particularly bullish about regional opportunities, despite the challenging economic environment, new research suggests.

Risk & Return in Latin America found that 56% of the 45 UHNW family business executives surveyed perceive M&A opportunities in Latin America to be excellent or very good.

September 17, 2010

Family-controlled Gruppo Campari has acquired three drinks brands as it attempts to consolidate on its strength in the North American market.

Family-controlled Gruppo Campari has acquired three drinks brands as it attempts to consolidate on its strength in the North American market.

Campari, which is controlled by the Garavoglia family, announced on Thursday that it had paid €129 million to William Grant & Sons for Carolans, Frangelico and Irish Mist brands.
 
In a statement, Campari's non-family CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz said that Campari now intends to increase its presence in the US market after seeing sales there boom in recent years.

August 26, 2010

Marc Smith analyses the trends

Just a few years ago they were analogous to the gluttonous charicatures in a Hogarth painting, but M&A deals have been on the equivalent of a corporate Atkins diet of late.

The biggest deal this year involves a family-controlled Indian business in the telecommunications sector with a price tag of $11 billion.

In sharp contrast, when we last covered the family business M&A story in the summer of 2007, the largest deal was a joint $96 billion bid for ABN Amro by the Botin family-controlled Santander group in partnership with RBS and Fortis.

August 25, 2010

The M&A market has been transformed over the last few years as the mega deals of the boom years have given way to more modest strategic transactions. Here are the year's largest M&A deals involving family firms

01 $11 billion Reliance Infratel's merger with GTL Infrastructure

August 25, 2010

M&A is back. After a couple of years of stagnation, deal flow has increased markedly in the first six months of 2010 and family businesses around the world are, as usual, right at the forefront.

M&A is back. After a couple of years of stagnation, deal flow has increased markedly in the first six months of 2010 and family businesses around the world are, as usual, right at the forefront.

January 21, 2009

Family-owned engineering group Schaeffler has clashed with senior management at Continental, the rival company it formally acquired at the beginning of January.

Family-owned engineering group Schaeffler has clashed with senior management at Continental, the rival company it formally acquired at the beginning of January.

According to Reuters, Schaeffler is unhappy with Continental’s supervisory board chairman Hubertus von Gruenberg as a power struggle develops between the two German companies.

Von Gruenberg is a former advisor to Schaeffler who knows both the company and the family well, but Schaeffler now wants him to resign.

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