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November 20, 2013

Second-generation conglomerate Doğan Holding started out in the automotive industry and now operates in several sectors. The company is optimistic about growth, but the delicate political situation in Turkey means the future won’t be without its difficulties.
 

Second-generation conglomerate Doğan Holding started out in the automotive industry and now operates in several sectors. The company is optimistic about growth, but the delicate political situation in Turkey means the future won’t be without its difficulties.

 

 

 

November 18, 2013

Conglomerates founded in the years following the fall of the Ottoman Empire continue to dominate family business in Turkey today. CampdenFB examines the newly industrialised economy’s family business landscape.

Turkey’s family business sector is led by conglomerates, which represent some of the largest institutions in the transcontinental country. Family firms – of all sizes – represent 90% of the nation’s companies, and the largest of them all, Koç Holding, accounts for 9% of GDP.

August 14, 2013

The third-generation CEO of the Marti hotel business is known to Istanbul’s clubbers as DJ Red Owl. 

February 28, 2012

It’s been a good week for three of Europe’s biggest family businesses, although Denmark’s Moller-Maersk Group has been hit by “voltatile markets”.

It’s been a good week for three of Europe’s biggest family businesses, although Denmark’s Moller-Maersk Group has been hit by “voltatile markets”.

German carmaker Volkswagen said revenues jumped 25.6% to €159.34 billion in 2011, from €126.88 billion in 2010.

November 10, 2011

The world economy may be suffering some serious problems, but many family businesses are growing faster than ever. Which family businesses are likely to challenge for the top positions in the years ahead? CampdenFB lists the top 50.

At the time of writing, traders’ screens around the world are turning a nasty shade of red. Stock markets are plummeting everywhere and there is much talk of developed economies slipping back into recession.

You would be forgiven for wondering if it might be a good time to retreat to a cave with a weapon and a crate of tinned food. But away from the trading floors, there is another story about the world economy - one that moves more slowly and involves fewer people panicking, and so gets less attention.

September 7, 2011

Nathaniel Rothschild, a scion of the Rothschild banking dynasty, looks set to make millions by announcing plans to merge his London-listed investment vehicle Vallares with oil producing group Genel Energy International.

Nathaniel Rothschild, a scion of the Rothschild banking dynasty, looks set to make millions by announcing plans to merge his London-listed investment vehicle Vallares with oil producing group Genel Energy International.

The merger, announced on 6 September, will see Vallares acquiring a 100% stake in Genel through the issue of new shares worth $2.1 billion, the group said in a statement.

October 20, 2008

Dogan Group, one of Turkey’s top family-owned conglomerates, is battling the country’s government and its capital markets board as accusations fly about alleged corruption.

Dogan Group, one of Turkey's top family-owned conglomerates, is battling the country's government and its capital markets board as accusations fly about alleged corruption.

Chairman and president Aydin Dogan founded the company in 1958, which today owns nearly half of Turkey's print and broadcasting media plus 10 publicly-traded companies.

September 1, 2008

Paul Amery reports on three family-owned conglomerates at the forefront of Turkey’s new-found corporate optimism

Paul Amery reports on three family-owned conglomerates at the forefront of Turkey's new-found corporate optimism

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, held in January each year, the three-day programme culminates in the lavish gala event, a high-profile evening attracting the world's most powerful business leaders and politicians.

This year, the gala was co-sponsored by four Turkish family-owned conglomerates, Dogus, Dogan, Sabanci and Koc, and the scene was set for them by their country's recent impressive economic performance.

September 1, 2005

Any business that sets its sights on expansion could do worse than look east. The burgeoning markets in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Turkey are fast catching up with the established zones in the west and Asia, writes Frederick Metz Shepperd

Frederick Metz Shepperd is managing director of the Quadral Group, a consulting firm with offices in Europe and North America. www.quadralgroup.com

Any business that sets its sights on expansion could do worse than look east. The burgeoning markets in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Turkey are fast catching up with the established zones in the west and Asia, writes Frederick Metz Shepperd

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