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April 14, 2012

Family business Heineken is synonymous with beer – after all, the Dutch brewery is the third-largest beer-maker in the world. But now, the company is looking to be associated with something a little different – helping rebuild earthquake-torn Haiti.

Family business Heineken is synonymous with beer – after all, the Dutch brewery is the third-largest beer-maker in the world. But now, the company is looking to be associated with something a little different – helping rebuild earthquake-torn Haiti.

The brewing giant, controlled by the Heineken family, is reportedly planning to meet Haiti’s president Michael Martelly and the Clinton Global Initiative to put together plans to build hospitals and schools in the region.

September 3, 2009

Two Indian family businesses agreed last week one would acquire part of the other. The timing proved perfect for both Wockhardt and Fortis as each was facing growth-related difficulties, however other businesses should not take such risks, cautions Professor Kavil Ramachandran

Fortis Healthcare, the India-based family-controlled healthcare group, acquired 10 hospitals from the Wockhardt hospitals chain for $193 million last week. Wockhardt, another family business, sold at a price that was much lower than it had planned for a year ago at the time of a failed IPO. 

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