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October 11, 2018

Illy signs licensing agreement with JAB Holdings, Thailand’s Minor International buys up NH Hotels, and Filipino fast food chain Jollibee continues international expansion

Coffee competition heats up as Illy strikes deal with JAB
Award-winning Italian coffee company Illy has signed a licensing agreement with fellow family-controlled investor JAB Holdings to produce its illy-branded aluminium capsules.

July 6, 2018

The hot streak of multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions among major family businesses this year shows no signs of cooling with separate integrations involving Japan’s oil family Idemitsu and India’s steel family Tata.

The hot streak of multi-billion dollar mergers and acquisitions among major family businesses this year shows no signs of cooling with separate integrations involving Japan’s oil family Idemitsu and India’s steel family Tata.

Idemitsu Kosan, Japan’s second-largest oil wholesaler, is controlled by the founding Idemitsu family. Discussions have resumed with the country’s fourth-ranked rival refiner Showa Shell Sekiyu for a “business integration to enhance the corporate value of both companies,” Idemitsu Kosan said.

April 18, 2018

Western and Middle East family investors should be prepared to engage families in Asia and China as a new generation of globalised next-gens take ownership from their ageing founders in the coming decade.

Western and Middle East family investors should be prepared to engage families in Asia and China as a new generation of globalised next-gens take ownership from their ageing founders in the coming decade.

This was among the insights heard by international family business principals and significant investors when they attended the East Meets West Discovery Seminar, the second annual private event hosted by Campden Wealth in London yesterday.

November 2, 2017

Is your family or your business more important? This provocative question from co-chair Roger King pushed many next-generation attendees at last week’s Asia-Pacific Family Office Conference, hosted by Campden Wealth, to ponder family wealth taboos from near-death cancer battles to the rising role of women.

Is your family or your business more important?

This provocative question from co-chair Roger King pushed many next-generation attendees at last week’s Asia-Pacific Family Office Conference (APFOC), hosted by Campden Wealth, to ponder family wealth taboos from near-death cancer battles to the rising role of women.

August 1, 2017

A Hong Kong family company best known for its oyster sauce is the latest in a series of Asian investors snapping up London landmarks, as it executes a £1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) deal for the city’s “Walkie Talkie” building.

A Hong Kong family company best known for its oyster sauce is the latest in a series of Asian investors snapping up London landmarks, as it executes a £1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) deal for the city’s “Walkie Talkie” building.

LKK Health Products Group, which makes Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce, has agreed to buy the 37-storey City of London tower – officially named 20 Fenchurch Street but more commonly referred to as the “Walkie Talkie” thanks to its bulbous design.

July 10, 2017

The misconception that wealth structuring means losing control is the biggest obstacle facing wealth managers when dealing with ultra-wealthy Chinese families and investors, says Jersey Finance.

The misconception that wealth structuring means losing control is the biggest obstacle facing wealth managers when dealing with ultra-wealthy Chinese families and investors, says Jersey Finance.

The international finance centre found 88% of practitioners it surveyed pointed to the loss of control as their greatest challenge in advising Chinese clients.

July 6, 2017

Asia’s tradition of religious giving and increasing wealth is being channelled into a growing movement towards social investing among the wealthy and family offices, new research finds.

Asia’s tradition of religious giving and increasing wealth is being channelled into a growing movement towards social investing among the wealthy and family offices, new research finds.

Countries with a legacy of wealth, such as Singapore and Hong Kong, saw family foundations take a more prominent role in strategic philanthropy, according to The Social Investment Landscape in Asia by the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN).

July 4, 2017

The world’s financial centre of gravity is shifting to Asia and Asian family businesses are a major factor. But the family office concept is in its infancy compared to Europe and North America and western wealth managers struggle to forge enduring business relationships. Azlinda Ariffin-Boromand, partner at WithersWorldwide, says it all starts with chopsticks.

The world’s financial centre of gravity is shifting to Asia and Asian family businesses are a major factor. But the family office concept is in its infancy compared to Europe and North America and western wealth managers struggle to forge enduring business relationships. Azlinda Ariffin-Boromand, partner at WithersWorldwide, says it all starts with chopsticks.

May 5, 2017

Campden Wealth looks forward to hosting the latest Asia Pacific Family Investment Conference in Singapore on 17-18 May. Nick Hayward, regional director of Asia Pacific at Campden Wealth, explains how the eighth annual event will address the common challenges confronting Asian families.

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