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October 23, 2020

Forrest mining family office Tattarang diversifies into apparel brand RM Williams, Ferragamo family denies minority stake sale claim, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior power LVMH rebound.

Forrest mining family diversifies into apparel brand RM Williams

Andrew Forrest, the Australian mining magnate and family office principal, says he is “incredibly proud and humbled” to return a former family business to Australian ownership in a $135 million acquisition indirectly from the French family-owned luxury giant LVMH.

March 15, 2020

Global family businesses are stepping up to the challenge of the deadly coronavirus pandemic by safeguarding staff, adapting production lines and pledging millions of dollars to the medical relief effort.

Global family businesses are stepping up to the challenge of the deadly coronavirus pandemic by safeguarding staff, adapting production lines and pledging millions of dollars to the medical relief effort.

Lord Bamford (pictured), the second-generation chairman of JCB, said his $5 billion manufacturing family business had been approached by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to see if it can help with the production of ventilators. The machines help the breathing of patients whose lungs have been damaged by COVID-19.

November 25, 2019

The French family behind the world’s largest luxury group LVMH has made its biggest ever acquisition by adding the US jewellery brand Tiffany & Co to its portfolio for an up-scaled offer of $16 billion.

The French family behind the world’s largest luxury group LVMH has made its biggest ever acquisition by adding the US jewellery brand Tiffany & Co to its portfolio for an up-scaled offer of $16 billion.

The $51.5 billion (€46.8 billion) LVMH empire will acquire the $4.4 billion Tiffany for $135 per share in cash, in a transaction with an equity value of $16.2 billion (€14.7 billion). The luxury goods giant increased its offer from $120 per share last month.

February 5, 2015

Smucker snaps up Big Heart Pet Brands for $3.2 billion; Japanese airbag maker adds $30 million to annual losses; and LVMH posts 64% gain in annual profit

Smucker snaps up Big Heart Pet Brands for $3.2 billion

J M Smucker, the Ohio-based family business founded in 1897, has this week purchased Big Heart Pet Brands for $3.2 billion (€2.8 billion).

The deal, Smucker’s biggest ever, will add brands like Milk-Bone dog treats and Meow Mix cat food to a portfolio that already includes Folgers Coffee and Smucker’s jellies.

November 29, 2013

Following public outcry, Louis Vuitton, controlled by France's Arnault family via their juggernaut LVMH, has dismantled a giant promotional replica of one of its trunks in Moscow's Red Square – just days after it was erected.

Following public outcry, Louis Vuitton, controlled by France's Arnault family via their juggernaut LVMH, has dismantled a giant promotional replica of one of its trunks in Moscow's Red Square – just days after it was erected.

The luxury luggage company had built the structure to house an exhibition, due to open on 2 December, to celebrate its 120th anniversary.

November 27, 2013

Louis Vuitton, a subsidiary of the Arnault family's luxury-goods giant LVMH, has ruffled feathers in Moscow this week by installing a giant monogrammed suitcase mere metres from the mummified body of former leader Vladimir Lenin.

Louis Vuitton, a subsidiary of the Arnault family's luxury-goods giant LVMH, has ruffled feathers in Moscow this week by installing a giant monogrammed suitcase mere metres from the mummified body of former leader Vladimir Lenin.

The replica of its iconic travelling trunk will house a temporary museum, due to open in just under a week, which will document the company’s 120-year history.

November 21, 2013

Leading luxury family empire LVMH has launched an initiative this week to support young designers.

Leading luxury family empire LVMH has launched an initiative this week to support young designers.

Announced by second-gen Delphine Arnault, the international award is open to designers 40-years-old or younger, who have already created two ready-to-wear men’s or women’s collections.

A panel of judges, including Karl Lagerfield and Marc Jacobs will decide on the winner, who will receive €300,000 to invest in their fashion company and support from a team of experts from LVMH to help them develop it over a period of 12 months.

November 4, 2013

One of the most important travel piece commissions for Louis Vuitton second-gen, Georges Vuitton, is to be auctioned off in Paris this week.

One of the most important travel piece commissions for Louis Vuitton second-gen, Georges Vuitton, is to be auctioned off in Paris this week.

The three trunks and tilbury carriage were produced in 1910 for eccentric explorer Blanche de Clermont-Tonnerre, who used it in her travels to India, China, Siberia, Iraq and Persia.

Vuitton was commissioned to produce three trunks, covered in the brand’s then famous red leather, while V Morel produced the carriage.

June 26, 2013

French luxury goods group LVMH has announced Delphine Arnault will take a top role at Louis Vuitton – one of the largest luxury brands in the world.

French luxury goods group LVMH has announced Delphine Arnault will take a top role at Louis Vuitton – one of the largest luxury brands in the world.

Her father, Bernard Arnault, is the chairman and chief executive of LVMH and the wealthiest person in France. The group is responsible for 60 luxury brands that span fashion, watches and champagne.

Arnault, 38, currently works as deputy general manager at Dior – the majority shareholder in LVMH – but will take up her new post in September. Her new position will be similar to her role at Dior.

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