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Succession

October 26, 2017

With only one-in-eight family businesses making it to the third generation, what is the secret of their success? Rosalyn Breedy, corporate solicitor at Wedlake Bell, has been advising family dynasties for more than 25 years and shares a few of her observations.

With only one-in-eight family businesses making it to the third generation, what is the secret of their success? Rosalyn Breedy, corporate solicitor at Wedlake Bell, has been advising family dynasties for more than 25 years and shares a few of her observations.

October 12, 2017

Weinstein’s brother tasked with taking over; Buffett bets against autonomous trucking future;Tata Sons consolidates to cut losses

Weinstein’s brother tasked with taking over

Bob Weinstein is to take over the film company he founded with his brother, Harvey, after the high-level sexual harassment scandal which has seen the family business’s reputation severely damaged.

October 4, 2017

Salaries for top executives at family offices jumped 10% in the past year but women are still unrepresented in C-suites, according to the new Global Family Office Report 2017.

Salaries for top executives at family offices jumped 10% in the past year but women are still unrepresented in C-suites, according to the new Global Family Office Report 2017.

Family offices recovered from a year of low investment returns, which averaged 0.3% in 2015, to climb to 7% in 2016, the report by Campden Wealth, in partnership with UBS, said.

September 15, 2017

Lotte to sell stores over Chinese missile defence sanctions; youngest-ever chief financial officer steps up at Kraft Heinz; and NZ philanthropist and businessman dies.

Lotte to sell stores over Chinese missile defence sanctions

South Korean chaebol Lotte is to start selling its Chinese supermarkets, after Beijing hit it with unofficial sanctions related to the nuclear arms tensions on the Korean peninsula.

August 30, 2017

When it comes to succession, some business families plan well and some don’t, whether the next generation is ready or not. Scott McCulloch reports.

When it comes to succession, some business families plan well and some don’t, whether the next generation is ready or not. Scott McCulloch reports.

Here is a scenario: What if a patriarch–a maverick whose family firm, built over four decades and turning over more than €100 million ($105 million) annually–dies in office without leaving his children a set of instructions on how to run the show?

August 3, 2017

Family business successions are often framed in an unsophisticated way: that there is one business, for which you nominate a successor, and plan the handover, says Gry Osnes, editor of Family Capitalism: Best Practices in Ownership & Leadership.

Family business successions are often framed in an unsophisticated way: that there is one business, for which you nominate a successor, and plan the handover, says Gry Osnes, editor of Family Capitalism: Best Practices in Ownership & Leadership.

She supervised international research which found successful family enterprises act very differently. They take a strategic and entrepreneurial approach, exploring new opportunities.

June 23, 2017

CK Hutchison Holdings patriarch to step aside; Batista family fighting to avoid asset freeze in corruption probe; and Cyber-attacks plague UK business

CK Hutchison Holdings patriarch to step aside

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing, 88, has announced he will step down as the chairman of multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings, which he founded more than 60 years ago.

Li turns 89 in July and said he was unlikely to resign before his 90th birthday. A story by MarketWatch named son and deputy president Victor Li as his likely successor. The younger Li has spent more than 30 years working under his father.

June 7, 2017

Lidl new catwalk for Heidi Klum; EasyJet founder pledges half his fortune; and Ralph Lauren appoints new chief executive

Lidl new catwalk for Heidi Klum

Model Heidi Klum has chosen the aisles of Lidl as her next catwalk, launching a fashion line in conjunction with the discount supermarket.

The range will be released in the chain’s 650 UK and 9000-plus European stores this autumn.

May 5, 2017

Molina Healthcare dumps family executives; Olayan Financing eyes IPO; family-owned Breitling sells out to private equity.

Molina Healthcare dumps family executives due to poor financial performance

US family-run Molina Healthcare has replaced the two brothers who have run the health insurer since 1996, replacing them with a non-family director due to poor financial performance.

Mario Molina, its second-generation chief executive, and John Molina, its chief financial officer (CFO), have been replaced by current chief accounting officer Joseph White who becomes interim chief executive while the company recruits a new chief executive, and CFO.

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