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February 1, 2012

Mergers and acquisitions of family businesses have been on an upward trend. The combination of a long-term outlook and a desire to preserve family heritage often woos companies controlled by families to look to each other for expansion and growth.

Mergers and acquisitions of family businesses have been on an upward trend. The combination of a long-term outlook and a desire to preserve family heritage often woos companies controlled by families to look to each other for expansion and growth.

March 7, 2011

Family-controlled luxury goods company LVMH announced on 7 March that it will take a controlling stake in fellow family business Bulgari, in a share swap deal which will see the Bulgari family own 3% of LVMH.

Family-controlled luxury goods company LVMH announced on 7 March that it will take a controlling stake in fellow family business Bulgari, in a share swap deal which will see the Bulgari family own 3% of LVMH.

In a statement, Paris-based LVMH said that it will take control of 51% of shares held by the Bulgari family, and in return the Bulgari family will get a 3% stake in LVMH, to make it the second-largest family shareholder in LVMH.

April 21, 2010

In sharp contrast to last year, it is no secret that the first quarter of 2010 has seen an increase in merger and acquisition activity, writes Katie Barker

In sharp contrast to last year, it is no secret that the first quarter of 2010 has seen an increase in merger and acquisition activity, writes Katie Barker. 

March 8, 2010

What do family offices in London, New York and Manama (Bahrain) have in common? As our family ties section shows while they have different pieces of advice to offer, they all cite the regulatory environment and consequent tax implications as their biggest challenge over the next 12 months

What do family offices in London, New York and Manama (Bahrain) have in common? As our family ties section shows while they have different pieces of advice to offer, they all cite the regulatory environment and consequent tax implications as their biggest challenge over the next 12 months. (Click here to read the article)

December 3, 2009

The year started badly if you are a fan of M&A activity. According to financial research company Capital IQ, global deal volumes dived 26% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the fourth quarter of 2008.

David Craik is a London-based freelance journalist who writes on a range of business issues. 

The year started badly if you are a fan of M&A activity. According to financial research company Capital IQ, global deal volumes dived 26% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the fourth quarter of 2008.

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