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April 10, 2015

Lino Saputo Jr has big plans for the Australian dairy industry, with the $134 million acquisition last month of Victoria’s Lion Dairy group -- the maker of Coon, Cracker Barrel and other well-known local cheese brands -- likely to be just another small step in his family’s overall growth strategy.

Lino Saputo Jr has big plans for the Australian dairy industry, with the $134 million acquisition last month of Victoria’s Lion Dairy group -- the maker of Coon, Cracker Barrel and other well-known local cheese brands -- likely to be just another small step in his family’s overall growth strategy.

March 1, 2013

The families behind a number of high-profile businesses have reorganised their shares recently, with the Fords transferring stock to family trusts and Rupert Murdoch selling some of his voting shares at News Corp.

The families behind a number of high-profile businesses have reorganised their shares recently, with the Fords transferring stock to family trusts and Rupert Murdoch selling some of his voting shares at News Corp. Meanwhile, the Piech family has gifted Volkswagen employees some of its voting rights.

Ford
Bill Ford, fourth-gen executive chairman of the eponymous carmaker, has transferred some of his class B voting stock into trusts set up for his children for estate and planning purposes.

February 15, 2013

It has been a week of mixed fortunes for family businesses, with Heineken and PPR riding high, Saputo treading water in its third quarter and Peugeot continuing to flounder. 

It has been a week of mixed fortunes for family businesses, with Heineken and PPR riding high, Saputo treading water in its third quarter and Peugeot continuing to flounder.

PPR
In the fashion world PPR, the French luxury goods firm that owns Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent among others, posted excellent annual results on 15 February.

The Pinault family-controlled company reported a net income rise of 6.3% to €1.4 billion, while revenues jumped 20.8% to €9.7 billion.

June 12, 2012

Crisis or no crisis, French family-controlled drinks-maker Remy Cointreau has reported annual revenues of more than €1 billion for the first time in its history, while luxury goods group Prada has seen net income for the first quarter shoot up by more than 100%.

Crisis or no crisis, French family-controlled drinks-maker Remy Cointreau has reported annual revenues of more than €1 billion for the first time in its history, while luxury goods group Prada has seen net income for the first quarter shoot up by more than 100%.

Paris-based Remy Cointreau, behind brands such as Remy Martin cognac and Mount Gay rum, said preliminary sales for the year ending 31 March rose by 13% to €1.02 billion. It had a turnover of €907.8 million in the previous fiscal year.

December 1, 2011

Canadian family-controlled dairy company Saputo has appointed a non-family member as president of the group, replacing third-generation Lino Saputo Jr who will remain the chief executive.

Canadian family-controlled dairy company Saputo has appointed a non-family member as president of the group, replacing third-generation Lino Saputo Jr who will remain the chief executive.

Dino Dello Sbarba, who was president and chief operating officer of the Canadian dairy products division, will become overall president of the company, Saputo said in a statement.

Sbarba will be replaced by Lorenzo Spinelli, who was senior vice-president of operations in Europe and Argentina.

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.

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