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Family Business

The globalisation of world economies means many family businesses must grow strategically to survive. More often than not, the growth capital requirements of the family firm clash with the liquidity and control needs of the family shareholders. What to do? Francois de Visscher explains

The end of succession by autocratic decree wasn’t the threat it appeared. Career choice has paved the way for a uniquely business-savvy next generation – who join the fold because they’re passionate about their family business. Melanie Stern reports

Qian Hu’s dragon fish should save a little of their mysterious luck for patriarch Kenny Yap, as he boldly swaps his company’s wholesale business for a retail empire. Melanie Stern reports

How do you grow a tiny family business into a €1.5bn manufacturing multinational? Keep things simple, says JCB’s chairman. Scott McCulloch talks to Sir Anthony Bamford in this exclusive report

Choosing between legacy and liquidity

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