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October 23, 2008

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken was joined by King Don Juan Carlos I of Spain yesterday to toast the opening of Heineken’s newest brewery – the most modern and technologically advanced in Europe.

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken was joined by King Don Juan Carlos I of Spain yesterday to toast the opening of Heineken’s newest brewery – the most modern and technologically advanced in Europe.
 
The Heineken heiress and her husband, Michel de Carvalho, who also attended, are both members of the supervisory board and have an estimated wealth of €4.6 billion.
 
The King was said to be very impressed with the new brewery, nicknamed “Jumbo”, because of its scale and size, as he greeted the workers and uncovered a plaque commemorating his visit.
 

April 28, 2008

Some of the world’s most prominent families have dominated a new list which displays the UK’s most affluent individuals.

Some of the world's most prominent families have dominated a new list which displays the UK's most affluent individuals. The list, by Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper The Sunday Times, shows how the UK's super-rich are getting even richer as the combined wealth of the top 200 rose by €45 billion in the last year.

January 17, 2008

The consortium of brewing giants Carlsberg and family-owned Heineken has finally entered into negotiations with fellow brewery Scottish & Newcastle in relation to a possible takeover bid.

The consortium of brewing giants Carlsberg and family-owned Heineken has finally entered into negotiations with fellow brewery Scottish & Newcastle in relation to a possible takeover bid. The consortium’s offer will be €10.80 per share, which is the minimum amount that S&N would consider, and values the firm at €10.18 billion.

November 1, 2007

Brewery giants Heineken, owned by the Heineken family, and Carlsberg have formed a consortium in order to make a proposal offer to fellow brewery group Scottish & Newcastle

Brewery giants Heineken, owned by the Heineken family, and Carlsberg have formed a consortium in order to make a proposal offer to fellow brewery group Scottish & Newcastle (S&N).

The S&N board has rejected the initial offer of 720p per share and has refused to enter into any discussions with the consortium.

The consortium has said in a statement that it "strongly believes that its proposal is strategically compelling and that a recommended transaction is in the best interests of S&N's shareholders."

May 1, 2004

The prospect of an infusion of cash can be tantalising for family firms considering a share float. But are families willing to shoulder the regulatory scrutiny that follows an IPO? Adam Knight reports

Adam Knight is a freelance financial journalist specialising in family business.

The prospect of an infusion of cash can be tantalising for family firms considering a share float. But are families willing to shoulder the regulatory scrutiny that follows an IPO? Adam Knight reports

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