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October 2, 2008

The family business model has been vindicated by the recent events of the credit crunch thanks to an historic aversion to being highly leveraged and a long-term vision. Campden FB presents a selection of family business winners from the recent turmoil.

The family business model has been vindicated by the recent events of the credit crunch thanks to an historic aversion to being highly leveraged and a long-term vision (and long term doesn't mean 3-5 years!). Below, Campden FB presents a selection of family business winners from the recent turmoil.

Banco Santander

June 30, 2008

The chairman of family-owned Banco Santander, Emilio Botín, has given a fascinating insight into how he runs one of the largest and most profitable banks in Europe.

The chairman of family-owned Banco Santander, Emilio Botín, has given a fascinating insight into how he runs one of the largest and most profitable banks in Europe. Botín (right), whose family have led the bank since 1857, took over from his father as president in 1986.

Describing the current credit crunch as "probably the most difficult times seen by a whole generation of bankers," Botin nevertheless predicted his company would exceed €10 billion in profit this year.

November 1, 2005

In family business, being successful doesn't necessarily mean you're doing well in dollars and cents. If your family isn't squabbling over who should be boss, or wrestling with decades of habit to bring the independence of your board up to speed – and business isn't suffering – then you're not doing badly at all. Families in Business examines the world's ten most successful family business CEOs, ranking equally by sales or revenue and the decisions and achievements the CEO has made during the year. All inheritor CEOs have worked to earn their place, bringing in major deals for their companies on their own merit prior to taking on the top job. Watch for these guys in 2006, writes Melanie Stern

In family business, being successful doesn't necessarily mean you're doing well in dollars and cents. If your family isn't squabbling over who should be boss, or wrestling with decades of habit to bring the independence of your board up to speed – and business isn't suffering – then you're not doing badly at all. Families in Business examines the world's ten most successful family business CEOs, ranking equally by sales or revenue and the decisions and achievements the CEO has made during the year.

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