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September 19, 2019

Alessi sells sizable share to finance growth, Sodexo scores high on sustainability for 15th year, Rockefeller moves into tech founder succession planning.

Alessi sells sizable share to finance growth

The Italian Alessi family behind some of the most recognisable designer homeware products in the world has sold a 40% share of its business for an undisclosed sum to a UK private equity firm.

The Alessi company was fully owned by the founding family, who were looking for a partner to help them grow the firm, Oakley Capital announced this week. Alessi family members Alberto, Alessio, Michele and Stefano kept 60% of the company and pledged to reinvest in the firm.

October 29, 2018

Family office investments into disruptive technology companies are set to increase as next-generation heirs look to tap into their potentially lucrative returns.

Family office investments into disruptive technology companies are set to increase as next-generation heirs look to tap into their potentially lucrative returns.

Speaking to CampdenFB, Ian Wallis, co-founder of investment firm Star Tech NG, said it will be the next generation of family office investors, who grew up using well known applications such as Facebook, Spotify and Uber, who will want to invest in the next wave of tech giants.

August 14, 2012

Not that long ago if you were a philanthropist you handed over money to somebody with good intentions and let them get on with it. But these days things are more complicated. A new generation of entrepreneurial, young people are shaking up the way giving works.

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