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September 9, 2022

Under The Queen’s historic reign, Britain’s monarchy survived and flourished. Campden FB looks at how Her Majesty adapted and evolved to lead her family and inspire her subjects.

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, has left the world in shock. For many generations, The Queen was the only monarch they had ever known, a constant source of resolve who lived a life of extraordinary dedication and service.

As the newly appointed English prime minister Liz Truss said: “It is the passing of the second Elizabethan age. The Queen was the rock on which modern Britain was built.”

September 5, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, tributes are paid to Cyrus Mistry; Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky’s Royal Mail stake is under a national security review; and MacKenzie Scott donates $44 million to a mentoring organisation.

Tributes paid to billionaire ex-chairman of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has led tributes to business leader Cyrus Mistry, who has died in a car accident in western India. The Indian-born Irish businessman and former chairman of Indian conglomerate Tata Sons was 54.

“The untimely demise of Shri Cyrus Mistry is shocking,” said Modi on Twitter. “He was a promising business leader who believed in India’s economic prowess. His passing away is a big loss to the world of commerce and industry.”

August 31, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, the billionaire Issa brothers purchase Co-op’s petrol stations; Hans and Julia Rausing donate to save historic ‘Harry Potter’ cloister; and hedge fund billionaire and philanthropist Julian Robertson passes away at the age of 90.

Billionaire Issa brothers purchase Co-op’s petrol stations for up to £600 million
Mohsin and Zuber Issa, the billionaire brothers who own a majority stakeholder in UK supermarket giant Asda, have agreed to buy the Co-op group’s petrol stations in a deal worth up to £600 million.

The British-Indian siblings, who made their fortune co-founding the Euro Garages chain of petrol filling stations, saw off a number of rival bids to finalise the deal.

August 22, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Sir Jim Ratcliffe shows interest in buying Manchester United; the Harris family finalise a £300 million Butlins deal; and tributes are paid to veteran investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe interested in buying Manchester United football club
Lifelong Manchester United fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe is said to be interested in buying the Premier League team following reports that its current owners, the Glazer family, may be considering selling a minority stake in the club.

The British billionaire, who has a net worth of $7.18 billion, is the current chairman and chief executive of chemical company Ineos and owns cycling team Ineos Grenadiers, French Ligue 1 football team Nice and Swiss club FC Lausanne-Sport.

January 20, 2022

The life of Lord Myners remembered in heartfelt tributes, Simon Nixon family office principal leaves to expand vertical farming business and Wildcat Capital Management further expands car wash holdings.

Tributes pour in for Lord Paul Myners, after ‘Tower of strength’ in financial crisis dies aged 73

Lord Paul Myners, a former UK treasury minister, City stalwart and director of multi-family business Rockefeller Capital Management, has died at the age of 73.

Lord Myners served under Labour prime minister Gordon Brown for two years until 2010. Appointed as the City minister in the treasury during the 2008 financial crisis following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, he assisted in the subsequent billion-pound bank bailout package.

April 13, 2017

Red bull heir indictment postposed once again; Sky takeover by Murdoch approved by European regulator; and BMW posts record-breaking March sales

Red Bull heir indictment postponed once again

Red Bull heir Vorayuth 'Boss' Yoovidhya, whose grandfather co-founded the energy drink company, has seen his hit-and-run indictment over a 2012 incident with a policeman postponed once again.

For the eighth time in the past year, Vorayuth Yoovidhya missed a scheduled appointment to be formally charged and taken to court by Thai prosecutors. His lawyers said he was “away for business” in England.

April 7, 2017

JAB Holdings signs $7.5 billion acquisition of Panera Bread; Bertelsmann acquires stake in Indian ed-tech company Eruditus; and Antofagasta earnings leap on copper price recovery

JAB Holdings signs $7.5 billion acquisition of Panera Bread

JAB Holdings, the investment vehicle of Germany’s Reimann family, has signed a $7.5 billion deal to acquire bakery chain Panera Bread—the biggest restaurant deal in United States history.

March 31, 2017

Dyson profits up 41% on Asia surge; Wegmans Food Markets hands CEO role to next gen; and Al Masaood appoints new chairman

Dyson profits up 41% on Asia surge

Profits at British technology company Dyson have increased by 41% following increased sales of vacuum cleaners, air purifiers and hairdryers in Asia.

The Wiltshire-based family business tripled its revenue in china, Indonesia and the Philippines in 2016. The region accounted for more than half of Dyson’s sales and profit.

March 24, 2017

Mars brings Maltesers to the US for the first time; Maersk Reaches North Sea tax deal with Denmark; and Australia’s Rinehart children granted permission to sue

Mars brings Maltesers to the US for the first time

Family-owned confectionery giant Mars is to start selling Maltesers in the United States, marking its first chocolate brand launch in the country in two decades.

Despite being the United Kingdom’s third-largest chocolate brand, Maltesers are not available in the US because of a dispute with Hershey over its name. The two confectionary giants settled out of court in 2015, giving Mars the go-ahead to bring its bite-sized treats to the US.

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