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March 29, 2012

German media conglomerate Bertelsmann, controlled by the Mohn family, will consider either listing on the stock exchange or bringing in private equity investment in a bid to access finance for growth.

German media conglomerate Bertelsmann, controlled by the Mohn family, will consider either listing on the stock exchange or bringing in private equity investment in a bid to access finance for growth.

That’s according to a spokeswoman for the family business, who told CampdenFB that a decision hasn’t been made on “how or when” Bertelsmann will bring in outside investors.

February 14, 2012

The family behind Malkin Holdings, which controls the iconic Empire State Building, plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange to boost liquidity at the family business.

The family behind Malkin Holdings, which controls the iconic Empire State Building, plans to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange to boost liquidity at the family business.

This is according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which said Malkin Holdings, owned by the eponymous family, will soon become a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

September 1, 2011

Manchester United, the British football club owned by the Glazer family, made a record operating profit of £110 million last season, buoyed by higher match day and media revenues, as well as new sponsorship money.

Manchester United, the British football club owned by the Glazer family, made a record operating profit of £110 million (€124.69) last season, buoyed by higher match day and media revenues, as well as new sponsorship money.

June 16, 2011

Italian luxury goods maker Ferragamo, controlled by members of the founding family, will list up to 25% of the family’s stake on the Milan stock exchange, as part of its plans to raise funds for expansion.

Italian luxury goods maker Ferragamo, controlled by members of the founding family, will list up to 25% of the family’s stake on the Milan stock exchange, as part of its plans to raise funds for expansion.

The company said that following the IPO, the Ferragamo family holding company will hold a 56% stake in the company, with another 11% held by individual family members. In March, the family sold an 8% stake to the Hong Kong-based Woo family in an attempt to strengthen its market presence in Asia.

June 16, 2011

So the good ship Prada is about to be floated in Hong Kong harbour with a price tag of around $2.6 billion draped from its bow. How apt that the company began life way back on the eve of the Great War in 1913 selling trunks suitable for ocean-going liners.

So the good ship Prada is about to be floated in Hong Kong harbour with a price tag of around $2.6 billion draped from its bow. How apt that the company began life way back on the eve of the Great War in 1913 selling trunks suitable for ocean-going liners.

June 14, 2011

The high valuation of family-controlled Prada has caused concern about its management, with analysts worrying that the value cannot be sustained in the future due to the family’s lack of a clear succession plan. 

The high valuation of family-controlled Prada has caused concern about its management, with analysts worrying that the value cannot be sustained in the future due to the family’s lack of a clear succession plan. 

The fashion giant’s planned initial public offering values the company at over $15 billion according to a statement by Prada. The listing will see the family’s stake – controlled by the husband-wife team of Patrizio Bertelli and Miuccia Prada – fall to 80% from the current 95% owned through family holdings.

April 14, 2011

Italian luxury goods maker Ferragamo, majority-controlled by members of the founding family, plans to list its shares in Milan, said reports.

Italian luxury goods maker Ferragamo, majority-controlled by members of the founding family, plans to list its shares in Milan, said reports.

The Florence, Italy-based Ferragamo has filed its initial public offering with the Italian stock exchange, according to Italy’s business newspaper Milano Finanza. Reports say it will list 30% of its shares in Milan by July. When contacted, the group was unavailable for comment. Reports also said that the listing, intended to fund expansion, could value the company at around $2 billion.

March 29, 2011

Family-controlled fashion group Prada announced on 29 March that its sales for 2010 rose by over 30%, buoyed by strong demand in the Asia-Pacific region, but made no comment about speculation it is planning an IPO.

Family-controlled fashion group Prada announced on 29 March that its sales for 2010 rose by over 30%, buoyed by strong demand in the Asia-Pacific region, but made no comment about speculation it is planning an IPO.

The Milan-based company said in a statement that its revenues increased to €2.05 billion, up from €1.56 billion the previous year. With brands including Miu Miu and Church under its umbrella, the Italian group’s net profits doubled in 2010 to €250.8 million.

October 6, 2010

Pandora, a Danish jewellery maker, has carried out an initial public offering in Copenhagen worth more than €1.3 billion, making it one of the biggest listings in Europe this year.

Pandora, a Danish jewellery maker, has carried out an initial public offering in Copenhagen worth more than €1.3 billion, making it one of the biggest listings in Europe this year.

The jeweller, which is best known for its charm bracelets, was 40% owned by the Enevoldsen family before the IPO. Per and Winnie Enevoldsen founded the company in 1982.

The IPO will dilute their holdings, but family members, who includes son Christian, will continue to play a role in the running of the company.

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