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April 9, 2009

With company results season in full swing, and stockmarkets very much in decline the world over, it is common to hear owners of privately-held family businesses congratulating themselves on not being at the mercy of analysts and quarterly reporting.

With company results season in full swing, and stockmarkets very much in decline the world over, it is common to hear owners of  privately-held family businesses congratulating themselves on not being at the mercy of analysts and quarterly reporting, writes Marc Smith. However, there are a number of family-controlled public companies who are bucking the trend and combining the best aspects of private and listed status.

June 5, 2008

Pierre Beaudoin, grandson of Bombardier founder Joseph-Armand Bombardier, has become president and CEO of the Canada-based transportation and aerospace company.

Pierre Beaudoin (pictured), grandson of Bombardier founder Joseph-Armand Bombardier, has become president and CEO of the Canada-based transportation and aerospace company. His father, Laurent, is stepping down after 42 years at the top.

Laurent's last duty as president was to announce the firm's first quarterly results, which showed a revenue growth of 21% to reach $4.8 billion. He will continue as chairman - a role he has held since 1979.

March 1, 2004

With frequent business flyers acknowledging that commercial airlines may no longer offer the level of service required, more and more people are turning to the concept of fractional ownership of private jets

Mark Dye is a freelance journalist and Managing Editor of Penton Europe, a media group specialising in business to business publishing.

With frequent business flyers acknowledging that commercial airlines may no longer offer the level of service required, more and more people are turning to the concept of fractional ownership of private jets

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