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July 12, 2018

The appetite among next-generation family business leaders for cutting-edge co-investments continues to increase, but challenges persist in closing partnership deals, research says.

The appetite among next-generation family business leaders for cutting-edge co-investments continues to increase, but challenges persist in closing partnership deals, research says.

January 26, 2018

Bacardi buys Patron for $5.1 billion, Lidl slows US expansion, and C&A eyes China

Bacardi buys Patrón for $5.1 billion

Family-owned Bacardi is tapping into the growing popularity of tequila, buying premium brand Patrón.

The companies said in a statement tequila is one of the fastest-growing categories in the spirits industry, with “Patrón being the clear market leader in the super-premium segment”.

January 11, 2018

Investment performance and appetite in family office portfolios, along with the number and size of family offices, are expected to grow in 2018.

Investment performance and appetite in family office portfolios, along with the number and size of family offices, are expected to grow in 2018.

The development of new investment opportunities was one of the key family office trends predicted for the New Year. Exploring new territories and markets with direct, co-investments and buy-outs in a generally favourable world economic climate were forecast for the coming 12-months.

January 3, 2018

The rise of robotics and artificial intelligence may seem at odds with multigenerational family businesses but Dr Ilian Iliev, managing director of EcoMachines Ventures, says a new pragmatism is forging exciting collaborations between the sectors.

The rise of robotics and artificial intelligence may seem at odds with multigenerational family businesses but Dr Ilian Iliev, managing director of EcoMachines Ventures, says a new pragmatism is forging exciting collaborations between the sectors.

December 15, 2017

Australia’s family owned brewer Coopers has invested $49 million (AUD $65 million) in its future by opening what they have hailed as the most technically advanced malting plant in the world.

Australia’s family owned brewer Coopers has invested $49 million (AUD $65 million) in its future by opening what they have hailed as the most technically advanced malting plant in the world.

December 6, 2017

With second homes needing to make sense both as investments and as great places to live, what do the world’s most sought-after locations have to offer?

With second homes needing to make sense both as investments and as great places to live, what do the world’s most sought-after locations have to offer?


 

ASPEN, COLORADO, US

Few places fit the tag “billionaire’s playground” quite like Aspen, Colorado.

Nestled within the Rocky Mountains, it has long been one of the United States’ most exclusive skiing destinations.

October 31, 2017

With the rise of artificial intelligence, electric vehicles, and the sharing economy, one could be forgiven for thinking we are already living in an age of disruption.

With the rise of artificial intelligence, electric vehicles, and the sharing economy, one could be forgiven for thinking we are already living in an age of disruption.

But analysis by RBC Wealth Management suggests companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Netflix are the tip of the iceberg, with the current climate of sluggish growth and productivity ripe for much more widespread disruption.

October 27, 2017

Hackers crack offshore law firm; Ferrero eats up Ferrara; and Kraft in peanut butter battle down under.

Hackers crack offshore law firm

Ultra-high net worth clients of a Bermuda-based law firm may be at risk of having their financial details exposed, as journalists investigate information stolen in a cyber-attack.

September 7, 2017

Businesses need to do more on climate change, says Mars chief; Lego revenue drops, 1,400 jobs to go; and Walmart family member sells $62 million in shares.

Businesses need to do more on climate change, says Mars chief

US conglomerate Mars has announced it is combining its founding family’s principles with science to develop a plan to tackle the “urgent threats facing the planet and its people”.

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