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May 7, 2013

The Agnellis, the family behind Fiat, have built a reputation as one of Italy's greatest industrial dynasties. CampdenFB takes a look at the real people behind the famous names.

March 21, 2013

The next-gens in luxury firms aren’t complacent. Campden looks at 10 who are making a name in their own right.

The next-gens in luxury firms aren’t complacent. Campden looks at 10 who are making a name in their own right.

Kilian Hennessy, 40
He’s an heir of the legendary Hennessy cognac company, but Kilian Hennessy’s luxury interests lie elsewhere: in fragrances. After training under some of Europe’s most prolific noses he worked as a perfumer for Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Alexander McQueen and Giorgio Armani.

January 30, 2013

More financial results have come in for 2012, with the profits of family-controlled H&M, Fiat and Ford buffeted by Europe's continuing economic problems. Meanwhile, Associated British Foods – run by the Westons – had a strong start to 2013.

More financial results have come in for 2012, with the profits of family-controlled H&M, Fiat and Ford buffeted by Europe's continuing economic problems. Meanwhile, Associated British Foods – run by the Westons – had a strong start to 2013. 

October 31, 2012

Economic woes are no doubt having an impact on the performance of family businesses around the world, but some companies are posting figures that are simply poles apart.

Economic woes are no doubt having an impact on the performance of family businesses around the world, but some companies are posting figures that are simply poles apart.

ArcelorMittal, the family-controlled steel and mining company, said sales fell to $19.7 billion (€15.1 billion) for the third quarter of 2012, from $24.2 billion for the same period last year.

October 1, 2012

From British car dealer Arnold Clark Automobiles to fashion retailers Hennes & Mauritz and Prada, a number of family businesses in Europe have recently posted positive financial results, while Italian carmaker Fiat has seen its sales in the continent drop. 

From British car dealer Arnold Clark Automobiles to fashion retailers Hennes & Mauritz and Prada, a number of family businesses in Europe have recently posted positive financial results, while Italian carmaker Fiat has seen its sales in the continent drop.

Glasgow-based Arnold Clark, which is controlled by the founding Clark family, said on 28 September that its 2011 profits rose by 2.4% to £51.7 million (€64.7 million), compared to £50.5 million in 2010.

July 3, 2012

Some of the largest and most famous family businesses in the world, such as Canada’s Empire Company, Hong Kong’s Chow Tai Fook and the Rothschild family’s Paris Orleans, reported vastly contrasting results in the last week.

Some of the largest and most famous family businesses in the world, such as Canada’s Empire Company, Hong Kong’s Chow Tai Fook and the Rothschild family’s Paris Orleans, reported vastly contrasting results in the last week.

Empire Company, the holding group controlled by the Sobey family, said on 28 June that sales rose to $16.25 billion (€12.91 billion) for the year ending 5 May 2012, up from around $15.9 billion the previous fiscal year.

June 1, 2012

It’s been a week of big changes in family businesses, with Hermes announcing a new chief executive, Fiat Industrial proposing a merger with CNH and Bombardier hinting at a possible listing in New York.

It’s been a week of big changes in family businesses, with Hermes announcing a new chief executive, Fiat Industrial proposing a merger with CNH and Bombardier hinting at a possible listing in New York. 

Fiat Industrial, controlled by the Italian Agnelli family, said on 30 May that it wanted to “simplify the existing shareholding structure”, merging with CNH and listing the new company in New York, with a secondary listing in Europe. Fiat Industrial is currently headquartered in Turin.

May 10, 2012

The decision by Exor, the company behind Italian carmaker Fiat, to nominate Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong to its board is “linked” to chairman John Elkann’s “clear determination to develop close relationships” with other family businesses.

The decision by Exor, the company behind Italian carmaker Fiat, to nominate Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong to its board is “linked” to chairman John Elkann’s “clear determination to develop close relationships” with other family businesses.

May 4, 2012

You win some and you lose some, the adage goes. And this month saw a bit of both with two carmaking family businesses, Fiat and Tata, bringing to an end their six-year sales relationship, while Kuehne+Nagel, a Swiss logistics family company, extended its partnership with a subsidiary of LVMH.

You win some and you lose some, the adage goes. And this month saw a bit of both with two carmaking family businesses, Fiat and Tata, bringing to an end their six-year sales relationship, while Kuehne+Nagel, a Swiss logistics family company, extended its partnership with a subsidiary of LVMH.

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