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November 30, 2017

CMA completes father-son transition, Koch brothers in controversial takeover, and Bharti family donate 10% of wealth

CMA completes father-son transition

Rodolphe Saadé has taken over as chairman of container shipping firm CMA CGM, the business which his father founded and which made his family billionaires.

Lebanese-French businessman Jacques Saadé founded CMA container shipping in Marseille in 1978, later acquiring logistics company CGM. The Saadé family, worth an estimated $1.86 billion according to Forbes, own 75% of CMA CGM.

November 28, 2017

The Warren Buffett of India, a next gen of the Jack Daniels dynasty and the glamorous trio of sisters who are setting up their own family office will address family business leaders in India next week.

The Warren Buffett of India, a next gen of the Jack Daniels dynasty and the glamorous trio of sisters who are setting up their own family office will address family business leaders in India next week.

October 20, 2017

Family businesses have boomed in the quarter century of economic liberalisation in India and are riding a new wave of family entrepreneurship but it is unclear if they will survive generational transition.

Family businesses have boomed in the quarter century of economic liberalisation in India and are riding a new wave of family entrepreneurship but it is unclear if they will survive generational transition.

This conclusion was drawn by researchers at the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business in their report Family Businesses: The emerging landscape 1990-2015, published in late September this year.

September 19, 2017

“Is India a Teflon-coated economy?” That is a question on the minds of most following the recent 7% gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the last quarter of calendar year (CY) 2016...

“Is India a Teflon-coated economy?” That is a question on the minds of most following the recent 7% gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the last quarter of calendar year (CY) 2016.1 Did the long queues outside of the ATMs and the disruption to daily life last November and December as an aftermath of demonetisation, affecting nearly 87% of currency, only impact GDP growth by 50 bps?2

June 2, 2017

The best way of making one’s children hold on to one’s fortune is to educate them well so that they can manage their responsibilities. David Turner looks at 10 highly regarded schools

The best way of making one’s children hold on to one’s fortune is to educate them well so that they can manage their responsibilities. David Turner looks at 10 highly regarded schools

Cathedral & John Connon School | India

May 12, 2016

An engaging collaboration between UK and Indian family business experts Peter Leach and Tatwamasi Dixit, it brings together Eastern and Western thinking on family business issues – suffusing practical process with quotes from Indian epics. 

May 11, 2016

Khimji Ramdas Group started as a trade-based family business in Oman in 1870 and is now a diversified conglomerate working with more than 400 global brands. In the second of this four-part series of case studies, Zita Nikoletta Verbenyi reports on two governance challenges overcome by the Ramdas family.

Khimji Ramdas Group started as a trade-based family business in Oman in 1870 and is now a diversified conglomerate working with more than 400 global brands. In the second of this four-part series of case studies, Zita Nikoletta Verbenyi reports on two governance challenges overcome by the Ramdas family.

March 14, 2016

CampdenFB and CampdenFO is to increase its focus on Indian family businesses and family wealth issues following a tie-up between its publisher, Campden Wealth, and the Patni family.

CampdenFB and CampdenFO is to increase its focus on Indian family businesses and family wealth issues following a tie-up between its publisher, Campden Wealth, and the Patni family.

Campden Wealth has completed a joint venture with Amit and Arihant Patni, the sons of Gajendra Patni - co-founder of Patni Computer Systems, to launch Campden Family Connect (CFC) in India.

The joint venture will result in more Indian-focused family business and family wealth stories online and in print.

August 7, 2015

Illy Caffé sells €70 million bond to increase market share; Cemex completes $15 billion refinancing of bank debt; and Bharti Airtel beats Reliance Industries to 4G launch

Illy Caffé sells €70 million bond to increase market share

Italian coffee company Illy Caffé has sold a €70 million ($76 million) bond in order to increase market share in the premium hospitality sector.

The move will help Illy keep up with its larger Italian rival Lavazza, and comes amid a period of consolidation in the coffee industry, which is estimated to be worth $80 billion.

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