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March 31, 2021

Pernod Ricard goes upmarket in acquisition and distribution strategy, Locked down families build Lego’s fastest sales growth in five years, Gebruder Weiss profits in combining physical and digital innovation.

Pernod Ricard goes upmarket in acquisition and distribution strategy

Pernod Ricard, the French third-generation wines and spirits giant, is set to acquire a majority stake in a family-owned premium Columbian rum as part of its “Transform and Accelerate” strategic plan.

Pernod Ricard also embarked on a collaboration with Lafayette Imports, a new company founded by Biggar and Leith partners Elwyn Gladstone and Mark Teasdale, to boost its “super-premium” branding in the United States.

March 9, 2020

Founder’s great-grandson takes chair as Lego builds in China, billionaire “hotpot queen” chooses Singapore for her new family office and next-gen James Murdoch joins the fight against fake news.

Founder’s great-grandson takes chair as Lego builds in China

Thomas Kirk Kristiansen (pictured), a fourth generation member of Lego’s founding family, has taken over the role of chairman as the Danish toy giant announces record sales.

November 27, 2019

The Lego Group is building its connections with adult consumers by buying an online fan platform from the family office of a South Korean tech entrepreneur.

The Lego Group is building its connections with adult consumers by buying an online fan platform from the family office of a South Korean tech entrepreneur.

October 21, 2019

CampdenFB celebrates in October the Top 75 leading lights in the family business and family office space over its 75 issues.

Last week we profiled the key ones-to-watch in the Emerging Markets of the world. We turned our attention to the inspirational figures in Asia-Pacific in the week before and the major players in the Americas at the start of this series. This week, for the fourth and final section, we focus on arguably the heart of the global community of multigenerational family businesses of wealth—Europe.

CampdenFB celebrates in October the Top 75 leading lights in the family business and family office space over its 75 issues. Last week we profiled the key ones-to-watch in the Emerging Markets of the world. We turned our attention to the inspirational figures in Asia-Pacific in the week before and the major players in the Americas at the start of this series. This week, for the fourth and final section, we focus on arguably the heart of the global community of multigenerational family businesses of wealth—Europe. 

August 29, 2019

Sackler family offers up to $12 billion to settle opioid lawsuits, Lego family fund poaches Google director to join board and Asia’s richest families join the call to end Hong Kong unrest.

Sackler family offers up to $12 billion to settle opioid lawsuits

Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin, the prescription painkiller at the heart of the US’ opioid crisis, have offered between $10 billion and $12 billion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits from US states and cities.

The company, owned by the billionaire Sackler family, has been blamed for fuelling the US’ opioids crisis by aggressively and deceptively marketing its painkillers to doctors and downplaying the risks of addiction.

April 11, 2019

Sodexo acquires The Good Care Group; Cho Yang-ho, Korean Air chairman, dies age 70; and family businesses rank on Global RepTrak 100.

Sodexo acquires The Good Care Group

Sodexo, the French food services and facilities management conglomerate controlled by the Bellon family, has expanded its UK home care business by buying The Good Care Group (GCG)—a leading player in the UK live-in care market.

The GCG, founded in 2009, provides tailored live-in care services to customers who need physical help to live independently or have complex care needs.

April 4, 2019

Lego heir steps down to make way for the next generation, Ferrero to buy Kellogg’s brands in $1.3 billion deal, and JD Sports to acquire Footasylum in £90 million deal.

Lego heir steps down for fourth-gen son to step up

Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, former chief executive of Danish toymaker Lego Group and grandson of founder Ole Kirk Kristiansen, is stepping down from the board to make way for the next generation.

Kristiansen (pictured), 71, announced he would quit Lego’s board next month in line with the company’s succession plan, leaving his son, Thomas, as deputy chairman. Thomas is the fourth generation to lead the company.

March 1, 2019

The Danish family-owned toy giant Lego Group will build on its return to growth after a two-year slump by accelerating expansion in China, India and the Middle East.

The Danish family-owned toy giant Lego Group will build on its return to growth after a two-year slump by accelerating expansion in China, India and the Middle East.

March 6, 2018

Flat global sales and corporate streamlining are behind an 8% drop in revenue for 2017, the Danish family owned Lego Group announced today.

Flat global sales and corporate streamlining are behind an 8% drop in revenue for 2017, the Danish family owned Lego Group announced today.

Revenue for the full year fell after more than a decade of strong growth to DKK 35 billion ($5.8 billion) from DKK 37.9 billion ($6.3 billion) in 2016. The decline came despite a Lego movie and Star Wars merchandise tie-ins and the royal opening of the Lego House family attraction last year.

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