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May 4, 2018

United States based family businesses have sent shockwaves around the United Kingdom with separate plans for a $10 billion supermarket merger and an $800 million bid for the national stadium.

United States-based family businesses have sent shockwaves around the United Kingdom with separate plans for a $10 billion supermarket merger and an $800 million bid for the national stadium.

Retail giant Walmart, owned by the Walton family, announced on Monday its “combination” of its UK subsidiary Asda with rival chain Sainsbury’s to create the country’s largest grocer by market share.

November 21, 2017

Football stadiums and fine dining are two phrases that don’t often go together. However, this is about to change with the opening of The H Club—a private members’ club at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium that is set to redefine the premium experience in sport.

Football stadiums and fine dining are two phrases that don’t often go together. However, this is about to change with the opening of The H Club—a private members’ club at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium that is set to redefine the premium experience in sport. We spoke to Andy O’Sullivan, director of hospitality, about what sets the ultra-luxurious H Club apart.

January 9, 2017

A compelling page-turner revealing the shady underbelly of the otherwise successful London Olympics

December 5, 2014

Volkswagen Group, the world's second biggest carmaker and Germany’s largest family business, is mulling an entry into Formula One, sources say.

Volkswagen Group, the world's second biggest carmaker and Germany’s largest family business, is mulling an entry into Formula One, sources say.

Last month its rival, fellow German carmaker Mercedes, took out the championship at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with its drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg taking out first and second place respectively for the season, which runs from March until November.

October 31, 2014

Racing? So passé. Eventing? So last season. Dressage is the equestrian sport getting the wealthy chomping at the bit, and more newcomers than ever are ready to spend big to get involved.

Those who followed Republican Mitt Romney’s run for the 2012 US presidential elections will remember the multi-millionaire’s bumbling attempts to connect with the working classes. So imagine the Democrats’ glee when it emerged his wife was the co-owner of a million-dollar dressage horse, Rafalca, which was preparing to compete at the London Olympic Games. The couple, it emerged during the campaign trail, spent $77,000 (€61,300) annually on the German-bred mare – $50,000 more than the average US salary.

October 9, 2013

A top athlete’s name, money and drive can be an incredible boost for a charity, but does a career at the pinnacle of sport prepare you for life as a philanthropist? CampdenFB reports

After the final slog towards the Arc de Triomphe on the last leg of the 2005 Tour de France, world famous cyclist Lance Armstrong took to the podium to take the yellow jersey for a record-breaking seventh time.

Over the course of his career “le Boss” had become a household name – his tale made all the more powerful because it was a near miracle that he had ever raced at all. At the age of 25, Armstrong had been diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer, and even after hasty surgery doctors had only given him a 40% chance of survival. But survive he did.

January 20, 2010

As two of the English Premier League’s top clubs battled for bragging rights last night in the Manchester derby, the clash also saw two of the biggest families in the Premier League go head-to-head, writes Paul Golden

As two of the English Premier League's top clubs battled for bragging rights last night in the Manchester derby, the clash also saw two of the biggest families in the Premier League go head-to-head. The Glazier family, owners of Manchester United, and Abu Dhabi's ruling family, who own Manchester City, have both been making headlines in the past week for the levels of debt at their respective clubs, begging the question is it the beginning of the end for family investment in sports teams?

August 24, 2009

The Ricketts family, who founded online brokerage TD Ameritrade, will buy 95% of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

The Ricketts family, who founded online brokerage TD Ameritrade, will buy 95% of the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The deal was finally signed on Friday after months of negotiations between the family and the previous owners newspaper group Tribune Co.
 

May 1, 2008

Polo has always been seen as a noble sport that brings the worlds of affluence and luxury together in glamorous global locations. Antje Derks meets one family that has fallen under its spell to discover polo’s secrets

Polo has always been seen as a noble sport that brings the worlds of affluence and luxury together in glamorous global locations. Antje Derks meets one family that has fallen under its spell to discover polo's secrets

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