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November 7, 2020

Successful families are able to collaborate and divide leadership and responsibility among all generations says award-winning family adviser and author Dennis T Jaffe.

Successful families are able to collaborate and divide leadership and responsibility among all generations says award-winning family adviser and author Dennis T Jaffe.

The author of his latest book Borrowed From Your Grandchildren: The Evolution of 100-Year Family Enterprises made the recommendation in conversation with CampdenFB this week.

June 1, 2020

Daughter Pansy Ho succeeds Macau casino kingpin Stanley Ho, coronavirus crumbles Murdoch’s media empire foundations, John Elkann of the Agnelli dynasty shares Exor’s Covid-19 strategy.

Daughter Pansy Ho succeeds Macau casino kingpin Stanley Ho

Stanley Ho, the flamboyant patriarch who transformed Macau from a Portuguese outpost into the world’s gambling capital, has died at the age of 98, leaving his daughter Pansy Ho as the heir apparent.

January 4, 2018

JAB on coffee spending spree, Rolling Stone founder sells up, and Dolby family make record £85m donation to science.

JAB on coffee spending spree

German giant JAB Holding Company is on a caffeine spending spree, while fellow family coffee business Lavazza diversifies into on-demand video.

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), a subsidiary of JAB, which in turn controls the Reimann family’s assets, has made a cash offer for the issued ordinary shares of OldTown, a Malaysia-based halal coffee chain.

June 3, 2015

As an eleventh-gen family member and long-time head of the M DuMont Schauberg Group, Alfred Neven DuMont was one of the Germany's most important post-war newspaper publishers.

As an eleventh-gen family member and long-time head of the M DuMont Schauberg Group, Alfred Neven DuMont was one of the Germany's most important post-war newspaper publishers.

Indeed the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, was among those to offer words of praise at his 80th birthday party, in 2007. Her attendance was unsurprising given that Neven DuMont was chairman of a company that produced newspapers read by millions of Germans each day.

February 2, 2011

Family-controlled media group Lagardere announced on 31 January that it is to sell its international magazine business to fellow family publisher Hearst Corporation for €651 million in cash.

Family-controlled media group Lagardere announced on 31 January that it is to sell its international magazine business to fellow family publisher Hearst Corporation for €651 million in cash.

The US-based publisher will take control of 102 magazine titles in 15 countries from the US to Hong Kong – a business which had revenues of €774 million last year.

August 19, 2010

Linda Johnson Rice, second-generation chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Co, has stepped down from her chief executive role, but is remaining as chairman.

Linda Johnson Rice, second-generation chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Co, has stepped down from her chief executive role, but is remaining as chairman.

Rice's CEO position will is to be taken by Desirée Rogers who served as White House Social Secretary in Barack Obama's administration.

In a statement, JPC said Rogers will be responsible for aligning core business strategies for all brands and would complement Rice's institutional knowledge of the business.

July 23, 2010

Yesterday, the publisher of the New York Times announced better-than-expected results.

Yesterday, the publisher of the New York Times announced better-than-expected results.
 
The news will cheer up the Ochs-Sulzberger family that controls one of America's most revered newspaper titles.
 
The New York Times Company said revenues were up just over 1% year-on-year in the second quarter to $589 million, compared with a 3% decline in the first quarter.
 

August 6, 2009

Ben Budworth, fourth-generation publisher of The Lady magazine, knew he was taking on a challenge when he joined his family’s business last year. But modernising a magazine that has been around since the 19th century is no easy task, as he exclusively reveals to Katie Barker.

Ben Budworth, fourth-generation publisher of The Lady magazine, knew he was taking on a challenge when he joined his family's business last year. But modernising a magazine that has been around since the 19th century is no easy task, as he exclusively reveals to Katie Barker.

January 1, 2008

As John Wiley & Sons celebrates its bicentennial, Peter Wiley gives us an insight into the business and what has made it last so long.

As John Wiley & Sons celebrates its bicentennial (click here to read more), Peter Wiley gives an insight into the family's role in setting the corporate governance agenda.


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