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June 15, 2011

Family businesses are alive and well in the US, with the top 100 generating approximately $1.6 trillion to America’s $14.6 trillion GDP in 2010. Just under half of the top 100 are owned outright by the family, a higher proportion than in Europe, where Campden’s top 100 family business for the region found that less than a third were fully controlled by the family.

Family businesses are alive and well in the US, with the top 100 generating approximately $1.6 trillion to America’s $14.6 trillion GDP in 2010. Just under half of the top 100 are owned outright by the family, a higher proportion than in Europe, where Campden’s top 100 family business for the region found that less than a third were fully controlled by the family.

March 17, 2010

The perils of owning and managing a family business are a regular feature of www.campdenFB.com, writes Katie Barker. Sibling rivalry, a lack of succession planning and leaders who are unable to let go are just some of the problems that can result in family feuds, PR catastrophes or even the sale of the business

The perils of owning and managing a family business are a regular feature of www.campdenFB.com, writes Katie Barker. Sibling rivalry, a lack of succession planning and leaders who are unable to let go are just some of the problems that can result in family feuds, PR catastrophes or even the sale of the business.

May 1, 2008

Why do conflicts occur in family businesses and what can be done to resolve them? Grant Gordon attempts to find some answers

Why do conflicts occur in family businesses and what can be done to resolve them? Grant Gordon attempts to find some answers

January 2, 2008

Marmon Holdings, an international association that is owned by the Pritzker family and made up of more than 125 manufacturing and service businesses with combined revenues of $7 billion, is to sell 60% of its shares to Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate owned and managed by billionaire Warren Buffett, for $4.5 billion.

Marmon Holdings, an international association that is owned by the Pritzker family and made up of more than 125 manufacturing and service businesses with combined revenues of $7 billion, is to sell 60% of its shares to Berkshire Hathaway, the conglomerate owned and managed by billionaire Warren Buffett (pictured), for $4.5 billion.

The remaining 40% will be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway through staged acquisitions over a five to six year period. Prior to closing, Marmon will make a substantial distribution of cash and certain assets to the selling shareholders.

November 1, 2006

Increasingly, business families have become enslaved with the role of wealth preservation for future generations. Charles Lowenhaupt asks whether it may be more rewarding to focus on the human issues of wealth, recognising the benefits rather than the burdens it can bring

Charles Lowenhaupt is chairman and CEO of Lowenhaupt Global Advisors, a North American family office based in St Louis, Missouri.

Increasingly, business families have become enslaved with the role of wealth preservation for future generations. Charles Lowenhaupt asks whether it may be more rewarding to focus on the human issues of wealth, recognising the benefits rather than the burdens it can bring

July 1, 2004

It always boils down to money – disputes that is. You have to feel sorry for family businesses, doubly so for the ones gone public.

It always boils down to money – disputes that is. You have to feel sorry for family businesses, doubly so for the ones gone public. The scrutiny they bear from shareholders, the press and even their own family members can be merciless. But bickering, as any tabloid hack will tell you, makes for gripping copy. The good bit? There is something to be learned.

September 1, 2003

The Pritzker family dispute illustrates how important it is for all members of a family business to feel respected and valued irrespective of their roles within the family. Had clear family policies been established – and discussed – at the point of succession, perhaps this bitter legal battle could have been avoided

Dennis T Jaffe, PhD is professor at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, author of Working With The Ones You Love and a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group.

The Pritzker family dispute illustrates how important it is for all members of a family business to feel respected and valued irrespective of their roles within the family. Had clear family policies been established – and discussed – at the point of succession, perhaps this bitter legal battle could have been avoided

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