Vimeo
LinkedIn
Instagram
Share |

london

September 6, 2010

Residential property deals of more than $20 million remain buoyant, but family offices are steering clear of commercial real estate reports David Bain.

When one of France's wealthiest families wanted to buy a new property in Europe, without hesitation they chose London. After a few months they finally settled upon a £30 million townhouse in Kensington with 10 bedrooms and nearly as many reception rooms. Charles McDowell, who runs his own property consultancy putting deals like the above together, says big deals have been little affected by the turmoil of the last few years, and if anything have been stronger than ever in the last few months.

July 21, 2010

Jörn Rausing, one of the heirs to the Tetra Pak fortune, has made a tidy sum from one of the few initial public offerings on the London Stock Exchange this year.

Jörn Rausing, one of the heirs to the Tetra Pak fortune, has made a tidy sum from one of the few initial public offerings on the London Stock Exchange this year.
 
Rausing is thought to have made around £50 million from his initial 7% stake in Ocado, the groceries delivery firm, when it listed in London today. This initial stake cost Rausing around £15 million when he bought the shares back in 2003.
 

August 28, 2009

James Bond creator Ian Fleming always wore it and Florence Nightingale penned thank-you letters for it. Family-owned Floris’s fragrances give an unapologetically old-fashioned experience discovers Claire Adler

The location of the original Floris boutique, in London's Piccadilly, is not just an advantage because of its proximity to affluent Londoners. Ever since its beginnings in 1730, Floris's location has also proved a distinct advantage when it comes to supplying the local royal palaces.

April 11, 2008

The heir to the Tetra Pak fortune has been arrested on suspicion of possessing crack cocaine and heroin.

The heir to the Tetra Pak fortune has been arrested on suspicion of possessing crack cocaine and heroin. Hans Rausing, 44, who is the grandson of the packaging giant's founder, was arrested at his home in London yesterday.

The raid on his Chelsea home followed the arrest of his wife, Eva Rausing, who allegedly tried to take small amounts of cocaine and heroine into the US Embassy.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard confirmed the pair (pictured) had been arrested on suspicion of possessing Class A drugs and had been bailed until July, pending further enquiries.

March 28, 2008

A shipping billionaire has made a large donation to the National Maritime Museum in London.

A shipping billionaire has made a large donation to the National Maritime Museum in London. Sammy Ofer (pictured far right), whose empire includes Israeli shipping giant ZIM and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, has pledged $40 million for a new wing in the museum.

Ofer served in the British Royal Navy before starting a shipping business with his brother, Juli. The business now operates a significant part of its fleet from London and Ofer's two sons, Eyal and Idan, manage different branches of the group. The family's wealth is estimated at $4 billion.

March 19, 2008

A beer company has been named Best UK Family Business for the Greater London region.

A beer company has been named Best UK Family Business for the Greater London region. With an estate of more than 360 pubs across London and the South of England, Fuller Smith & Turner is the brewer of a range of award-winning beers, including London Pride and Vintage Ale. The company will join motor group JCT600 in the national finals which are to be held in June.

January 1, 2008

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the European Family Office Conference in London to find out the true function of a family office, what services it can provide for the family and what the experts learned from their own experience

Families in Business chaired a roundtable discussion at the European Family Office Conference in London to find out the true function of a family office, what services it can provide for the family and what the experts learned from their own experience

Roundtable panel

January 1, 2002

Families in Business talks to Peter Leach, Chairman of the Stoy Centre, and co-Chairman of the first FFI conference to be held in Europe

"Running a successfulfamily business is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle – unless all the pieces fit together exactly, it's a mess, "says Peter Leach, Chairman of The Stoy Centre for Family Business.

"Recently, so many pieces of the jigsaw have changed that we're now looking at a different picture. From now on, the speed of change is likely to be so fast that the family business sector will be less like a jigsaw, and more like a moving image.

Click here >>
Close