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September 22, 2016

Transport giant Maersk to split its shipping, energy operations; Les Mills International moves headquarters to Chicago; and América Móvil eyes acquisition of Brazilian rival Oi

Transport giant Maersk to split its shipping, energy operations

Danish shipping company Maersk Line, owned by the McKinney-Moeller family, is splitting its container shipping and energy operations into two independent entities as part of a historic shake-up.

Rocked by low shipping and oil prices, the Copenhagen-based group said the transport and logistics division will handle its shipping and container business, while the energy spin off will handle oil production and drilling.

August 26, 2016

Lawyers Say Bosch colluded on Volkswagen emission scandal; Nintendo strengthens supply chain with Jesnet acquisition; and Maersk to cut fleet and crew

Lawyers Say Bosch colluded on Volkswagen emission scandal

German family business Bosch, one of Europe’s largest companies by revenues, has been accused of colluding with Volkswagen over the emissions cheating scandal in amended court filings.

July 22, 2016

Swatch first-half profit declines to lowest level in nearly a decade; Dassault Aviation profit down, deliveries cancelled; and Maersk signs five-year carbon reduction scheme

Swatch first-half profit declines to lowest level in nearly a decade

Swiss watchmaker Swatch, owned by the Hayek family, reported its lowest first-half profit in seven years amid a challenging time for luxury goods.

According to a company statement, first-half operating profit declined 54% to CHF353 million ($359 million) but said it expects “clear growth” in the second half of the year. Swatch said July 15 that revenue fell about 12%.

June 24, 2016

Bertelsmann commits to UK after Brexit; Maersk appoint new CEO, may break up company; and Brexit scuppers Tata Steel's efforts to maintain operations in the UK

Bertelsmann commits to UK after Brexit

German media group Bertelsmann says it will remain committed to all its investments in the UK and acknowledges “with regret” the British electorate’s decision to leave the European Union, according to a company statement.

The Gütersloh-headquartered firm, controlled by the Mohn family, said Britain’s exit from the EU raises political and economic uncertainties for the firm, but added that its fourth-largest market would remain very important.

June 15, 2016

Robert Maersk Uggla, the third-generation heir to Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk, has been appointed chief executive of the family’s holding company in a move that will distance the family from daily operations.

Robert Maersk Uggla, the third-generation heir to Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk, has been appointed chief executive of the family’s holding company in a move that will distance the family from daily operations.

As of September 2016, Uggla will step down from the top job at Maersk-owned tugboat operator Svitzer to become CEO of AP Moller Holding, which holds 41.5% of shares and 51% of voting rights in the Copenhagen-based shipping company.

May 13, 2016

Maersk Line posts huge fall in profit; Three’s takeover of O2 blocked by EU; and Comcast pays founder's widow $490 million to settle

Maersk Line posts huge fall in profit

Danish shipping company Maersk Line, owned by the McKinney-Moeller family, reported a 94.9% drop in profits to $37 million its first quarter, compared to the same period in 2015.

According to the Danish shipping giant, revenue for the first quarter was $4.97 billion, which equates to 20.5% fall over last year.

March 18, 2016

Heineken eyes control of indebted Indian tycoon’s brewery; Todd Corporation renews acquisition attempt of Flinders Mines; and Maersk claims first drone delivery at sea

Heineken eyes control of indebted Indian tycoon’s brewery

Netherlands-based brewery Heineken is likely to ask Vijay Mallya, known as ‘India’s Richard Branson’, to step down from the board of United Breweries, according to Reuters.

Heineken currently holds a 42.4% stake in United Breweries, the largest brewer in India, and has reportedly lost faith in the entrepreneur, who owes creditor banks more than $1 billion.

February 26, 2016

Tata Steel announces leadership changes in Europe and Maersk sees rise in Asia trade volume

Tata Steel announces leadership changes in Europe

Karl Koehler, chief executive officer and managing director of Tata Steel Europe, has decided to step down as a director in order to take up a senior position in a large privately-owned industrial company in Germany. 

Koushik Chatterjee, group executive director and member of the boards of Tata Steel and Tata Steel Europe, will take on the role of executive director for Europe in addition to his current responsibilities.

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