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November 1, 2007

Delta Two has informed UK supermarket Sainsbury's that it is seeking increased funding of approximately £500 million of additional equity in respect of the proposed acquisition of Sainsbury's

Delta Two has informed UK supermarket Sainsbury's that it is seeking increased funding of approximately £500 million of additional equity in respect of the proposed acquisition of Sainsbury's. The original offer price was 600p per share in cash.
 
Delta Two has entered into discussions with the Qatar Investment Authority to secure the extra money. However, Sainsbury's, whose founding family controls 18%, has said "there can be no certainty that such funding will be forthcoming and, therefore, no certainty that an offer will be made."

September 1, 2007

“I’ve sold my family business – now what?” The deal is done but the ordeal is not. Ed Lazar explains how the personal change for the owner is only beginning and how families should be prepared for what comes their way in the aftermath of a business sale

Ed Lazar is president of Threshold Group, a multi-family office headquartered in Gig Harbor, WA.

"I've sold my family business – now what?" The deal is done but the ordeal is not. Ed Lazar explains how the personal change for the owner is only beginning and how families should be prepared for what comes their way in the aftermath of a business sale

September 1, 2007

Cross-border deals are on the rise and nowhere is this more clear than in Europe. Giovanni Amodeo looks at family businesses, both public and private, to see how they coped with the multiple challenges this particular M&A trend generates

Giovanni Amodeo is the editor of wealthmonitor.

Cross-border deals are on the rise and nowhere is this more clear than in Europe. Giovanni Amodeo looks at family businesses, both public and private, to see how they coped with the multiple challenges this particular M&A trend generates

September 1, 2007

Any acquisition undertaken is a risk – even more so when the company has innovations and ideas that are new to your business. Andrew Murray-Watson looks at family businesses that have taken the plunge and what can be learned from these transactions

Andrew Murray-Watson is business editor of The Independent on Sunday.

Any acquisition undertaken is a risk – even more so when the company has innovations and ideas that are new to your business. Andrew Murray-Watson looks at family businesses that have taken the plunge and what can be learned from these transactions

September 1, 2007

Before the recent credit crunch, M&A activity was booming throughout the world. Families in Business compares and contrasts the Asian, European and US markets to ascertain what the impact has been on deals involving family businesses

Reports compiled by Rob Davies in Asia, Reg Crowder in Europe and Michael Fischer in the US.

Before the recent credit crunch, M&A activity was booming throughout the world. Families in Business compares and contrasts the Asian, European and US markets to ascertain what the impact has been on deals involving family businesses

September 1, 2007

Speculation that Rupert Murdoch would prevail in his bid for Dow Jones Company came to a halt after a mere three months, with an outcome that didn’t raise too many eyebrows. Shahnaz Mahmud examines the challenges the media mogul faced along the way

Shahnaz Mahmud is a freelance journalist based in the US.

Speculation that Rupert Murdoch would prevail in his bid for Dow Jones Company came to a halt after a mere three months, with an outcome that didn't raise too many eyebrows. Shahnaz Mahmud examines the challenges the media mogul faced along the way

September 1, 2007

Autumn is usually the time when new trends come to the fore – think of fashion weeks the world over – but how can you ensure that your business benefits from them? Learning the art of trend spotting is one way to keep your business ahead of the game …

Autumn is usually the time when new trends come to the fore – think of fashion weeks the world over – but how can you ensure that your business benefits from them? Learning the art of trend spotting is one way to keep your business ahead of the game …

Many family businesses started out by spotting a new trend. But that alone is not necessarily going to make you or your company more money. Tracking consumer trends is one way to gain inspiration, helping you dream up profitable new goods, services and experiences for (and with) your customers.

September 1, 2007

In July, chemical firm Huntsman agreed to be bought by Apollo Management who won a bidding war with Basell. Darrell Delamaide analyses the ins and outs of the deal and what the future holds for the Huntsman family

Darrell Delamaide is a freelance journalist based in the US.

July 1, 2007

Families in Business held a roundtable meeting at the Families in Business
conference in Chicago to discuss how family members can prepare, plan and
execute the sale of the family business and the opportunites they may face afterwards

Families in Business held a roundtable meeting at the Families in Business conference in Chicago to discuss how family members can prepare, plan and execute the sale of the family business and the opportunites they may face afterwards

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