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February 1, 2019

London’s last family brewer Fuller’s has sold its entire beer business to a Japanese firm for $328 million to focus on its lucrative pubs and hotels.

London’s last family brewer Fuller’s has sold its entire beer business to a Japanese firm for $328 million to focus on its lucrative pubs and hotels.

January 18, 2019

Campden Wealth is calling for nominations for its inaugural gala awards in the Americas to recognise the best-in-class family enterprises across the region.

Campden Wealth is calling for nominations for its inaugural gala awards in the Americas to recognise the best-in-class family enterprises across the region.

Organisers at the New York wing of Campden said they were “shocked” to discover there were no existing awards recognising excellence among multigenerational business families of sustainable wealth on the entire continent.

September 21, 2018

LVMH next gen Frederic Arnault promoted, European anti-trust regulator probes family carmakers in ‘circle of five’, Family-owned Lego’s consumer reputation beats Google and Amazon.

LVMH next gen Frederic Arnault promoted

Frederic Arnault, the next gen of the world’s leading family-owned luxury products group, has been promoted as part of a restructure of leadership of the group’s wristwatch brands.

November 3, 2017

Warren Buffett famously said: “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it".

Warren Buffett famously said: "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it”. These days, given the influence of social media and direct consumer feedback, the smallest issue can have widespread consequences for businesses. Not surprisingly, a survey by the Reputation Institute revealed that reputation is a top priority for 65% of business leaders. However, only 16% felt their organisation had the capability to manage their reputation comprehensively.

July 27, 2017

Allan Dunlavy, partner at the international reputation and privacy consultancy, Schillings, explains why authenticity, preparation and speed are the keys to defending your reputation and demanding your privacy. 

Allan Dunlavy, partner at the international reputation and privacy consultancy, Schillings, explains why authenticity, preparation and speed are the keys to defending your reputation and demanding your privacy. 

October 7, 2016

Will the Panama Papers mark a tipping point for families and their advisers? And what will families need to do to fend off public criticism?

Will the Panama Papers mark a tipping point for families and their advisers? And what will families need to do to fend off public criticism? Paul Golden reports

A mere two months before Brexit brought the curtain down on David Cameron’s 11-year leadership of the UK Conservative Party, the former prime minister had only narrowly escaped an earlier end to his premiership.

October 1, 2015

UK couples are increasingly avoiding the courts in divorce cases due to media interest in proceedings, which sees their assets, financial arrangements and other personal details become public, according to a local law firm.

UK couples are increasingly avoiding the courts in divorce cases due to media interest in proceedings, which sees their assets, financial arrangements and other personal details become public, according to a local law firm.

Couples can request reporting restrictions, explains UK firm Hugh James, but are required to alert the media to their application for privacy to give them the opportunity to contest it.

September 25, 2015

Martin Winterkorn may have survived an attempted leadership coup in April, which pitted third-generation chairman against non-family executive, but the Volkswagen CEO did not prove so resilient in the face of the corporate scandal currently rocking the carmaker.

Martin Winterkorn may have survived an attempted leadership coup in April, which pitted third-generation chairman against non-family executive, but the Volkswagen CEO did not prove so resilient in the face of the corporate scandal currently rocking the carmaker.

Today the family business is reportedly set to announce that Matthias Mueller, who current heads the company’s luxury Porsche brand, will take over the entire group.

Winterkorn had worked at Volkswagen since 1993, serving as CEO for the last eight years.

September 22, 2015

Family-controlled carmaker Volkswagen has admitted it deliberately tampered with thousands of its cars’ emission testing software to deceive US environmental authorities.

Family-controlled carmaker Volkswagen has admitted it deliberately tampered with thousands of its cars’ emission testing software to deceive US environmental authorities.

It faces an initial fine of $18 billion for the 11 million cars affected, equivalent to its net annual profits, but if further investigations find the rigging is more widespread this could rise.

The German carmaker posted revenues of €197 billion in 2013.

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