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Vincent Bollore

October 30, 2015

Volkswagen posts its first quarterly loss in more than 15 years; Vincent Bolloré plans to IPO West African train project; and Samsung compensates workers in hazardous conditions claim

Emissions scandal forces Volkswagen’s first loss in 15 years
Family-controlled carmaker Volkswagen has posted its first quarterly loss in more than 15 years due to €6.7 billion ($7.38 billion) of charges it has set aside to cover costs after it admitted rigging diesel emission tests.
Controlled by the third generation of the Piech family, Volkswagen admitted last month it deliberately tampered with thousands of its cars’ emission testing software to deceive US environmental authorities.

July 10, 2015

China’s Country Garden Holdings to spin off property division; Vincent Bolloré causes uproar with leaked memos; and Heineken returns to Myanmar after twenty-year absence

China’s Country Garden Holdings to spin off property division

Chinese real estate conglomerate Country Garden Holdings, owned by the country’s second richest woman Yang Huiyan, is planning to spin off its property management business in order to raise capital.

The Foshan-based company is shoring up its balance sheets after a pickup in property sales and will sell 6 billion yuan ($966 million) of onshore three-year bonds as part of the capital raise, chief financial officer Wu Jianbin told Bloomberg.

June 18, 2014

The winners of the European Families in Business Awards 2014, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking, have been announced. Take a look at the achievements of CampdenFB's shortlisted candidates.

UK retail family business Pentland Group has been awarded the top honour at the 2014 CampdenFB European Families in Business Awards in Barcelona.

October 30, 2013

French family-controlled holding company Bollore has today launched an initial public offering on the Paris Stock Exchange for its car battery business, which uses technology descended from the family firm’s original nineteenth-century paper manufacturing firm.

French family-controlled holding company Bollore has today launched an initial public offering on the Paris Stock Exchange for its car battery business, which uses technology descended from the family firm’s original nineteenth-century paper manufacturing firm.

June 7, 2013

The chairman of Paris-based advertising and communications group Havas, Vincent Bollore, has told shareholders he would like his son Yannick to take over his role at the company, which is majority owned by the family’s eponymous holding company.

The chairman of Paris-based advertising and communications group Havas, Vincent Bollore, has told shareholders he would like his son Yannick to take over his role at the company, which is majority owned by the family’s eponymous holding company – now in its sixth generation, with Bollore at the helm.

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