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Topic: FB People

May 18, 2022

With Elon Musk making headlines for the ongoing acquisition of Twitter, his single family office and the man who handles his private finances have been thrust into the limelight. Jared Birchall is in a position of great trust but, asks Paul Westall, how much does the man who works for the world’s richest man make?...

The world’s richest man makes headlines for a variety of reasons, but his ongoing acquisition of Twitter is pushing his single family office (SFO) Excession, further into the limelight.

It is also placing a spotlight on Excession managing director and Musk’s right-hand man, Jared Birchall, who is now leading one of the most significant takeovers in history.

May 16, 2022

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, FOM Real Estate founder Prof. Reinhard Walter and his son Victor Von Waldberg talk about the practicalities of working together, utilising the next-gen mindset and plans for succession.

25 years ago, almost to the day, German lawyer and entrepreneur Prof. Reinhard Walter founded FOM Real Estate GmbH with architect Rainer Dombrowski. Having developed a reputation for astute acquisitions and forward-thinking corporate design (they constructed the German headquarters of Microsoft, T-Online, Allianz and many more), the firm grew into one of the country’s leading players in the commercial real estate sector.

May 10, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Reetu Gupta is appointed chairwoman of The Gupta Group; Todd Boehly’s syndicate agrees to purchase Chelsea FC for £4.25 billion; and Brazilian billionaire Alberto Safra buys a Sao Paulo real estate firm.

Reetu Gupta appointed chairwoman of The Gupta Group
Reetu Gupta, a two-time recipient of Canada's top 100 most powerful women award, has been named chairwoman and ambassadress of The Gupta Group, taking over the running of the privately owned family office from her father, Dr. Steve Gupta.

May 5, 2022

Second-generation family business co-owner and associate professor of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Monika Nadova Kroslakova talks to Campden FB about her reasons for establishing the school’s Family Business Centre, setting expectations for the next generation and the advice she’d give to her younger self.

As a second-generation co-owner of her family’s packaging firm Novplasta Ltd, as well as an associate professor of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Economics in Bratislava, and the founder of the school’s Family Business Centre, Monika Nadova Kroslakova comes with a detailed wealth of research under her belt.

May 4, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, climate activist billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes acquires 11% of Australian power company AGL Energy; Amancio Ortega’s family office buys a Glasgow office development for £215 million; and BrewDog boss James Watt plans to give away 20% of his personal stake to staff.

Climate activist billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes acquires shares in Australian power company
Tech tycoon and climate activist Mike Cannon-Brookes has bought an 11.28% stake in AGL Energy in an attempted block of a demerger, that would see Australia’s biggest power producer split into two companies.

April 27, 2022

For husband-and-wife team Benedikt and Isabelle Himbert, working together with the shared vision of taking the family business to greater heights is something they’ve been preparing for their whole lives.

For husband-and-wife team Benedikt and Isabelle Himbert, working together with the shared vision of taking the family business to greater heights is something they’ve been preparing for their whole lives.

April 27, 2022

Hong Kong is increasingly attracting global family offices who want to grow their investments in Asia, particularly Mainland China, says Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK at Invest Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is increasingly attracting global family offices who want to grow their investments in Asia, particularly Mainland China. According to Campden Wealth’s Global Family Office Report 2021 (the Report) [1], setting up an office in the city provides easier access to investments in the region.


The East continues to grow at a fast pace

April 26, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, B&M boss Simon Arora announces his retirement; Elon Musk reaches a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion; and Nandan Nilekani builds a tech platform to take on Amazon in India.

B&M discount chain boss Simon Arora set to retire

Simon Arora, the billionaire co-owner of UK discount chain B&M has announced his retirement after acquiring the then-failing business from Phildrew Investments in 2004.

April 20, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, François Pinault looks to acquire music streaming platform Deezer; Robert Kraft’s family donates $24 million to Harvard Business School; and Ashwin Damera invests in an Indian venture lending firm.

François Pinault looks to acquire music streaming platform Deezer
French businessman François Pinault [pictured left] is aiming to buy music streaming platform Deezer in a deal estimated at $1.6 billion.

The founder of the luxury group Kering and investment company Artémis, along with other founders of the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) I2PO, plans to take the company public if the deal goes ahead.

April 19, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Brewing heir Santo Domingo joins a Chelsea FC consortium; Twitter’s board of directors approves a ‘Poison pill’ strategy against Elon Musk’s takeover bid; and Sir Terence Conran’s former restaurant empire is up for auction.

Brewing heir Santo Domingo backs Chelsea FC takeover bid
Colombian-born billionaire brewing heir Alejandro Santo Domingo [picured left] has announced his backing for the bid to buy Chelsea Football Club.

Santo Domingo, who sits on the board of the world’s largest brewer ABInBev, has joined part of the investor group spearheaded by former Liverpool FC and British Airways chairman Sir Martin Broughton.

April 7, 2022

With a family history that has seen fortunes rise and fall on numerous occasions, Maximillian Gehrmann discusses the main reasons why intergenerational wealth is lost.

There’s a very good reason why Maximillian Gehrmann feels an affinity for a famous quote from Germany’s first-ever chancellor Otto von Bismarck: “The first generation earns the money, the second manages the wealth, the third studies history of art, and the fourth degenerates completely.”

April 4, 2022

With a family line that dates to the year 1000, Octavian Pilati learnt from an early age the weight and importance of legacy. But when a crisis saw him taking over the family business at the age of 26 and subsequently shepherding a successful exit, he saw an opportunity to break out on his own and advise others of the pitfalls of fractured family dynamics and unclear succession planning.

With a family line that dates to the year 1000, Octavian Pilati learnt from an early age the weight and importance of legacy. But when a crisis saw him taking over the family business at the age of 26 and subsequently shepherding a successful exit, he saw an opportunity to break out on his own and advise others of the pitfalls of fractured family dynamics and unclear succession planning.

April 4, 2022

The chairman of Campden Club’s two-day event on March 30 and 31 talks to Campden FB about his main takeaways.

The chairman of Campden Club’s two-day event on March 30 and 31 talks to Campden FB about his main takeaways.

Over two days at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin, members of ultra-high-net-worth financial families took part in a series of revelatory presentations and sessions in which the subject of legacy, pertaining to the three key pillars of purpose, people and profit, was discussed.

April 4, 2022

The chairman of Campden Club’s two-day event on March 30 and 31 talks to Campden FB about his main takeaways.

The chairman of Campden Club’s two-day event on March 30 and 31 talks to Campden FB about his main takeaways.

Over two days at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin, members of ultra-high-net-worth financial families took part in a series of revelatory presentations and sessions in which the subject of legacy, pertaining to the three key pillars of purpose, people and profit, was discussed.

April 1, 2022

As a well‐recognised premier international financial and wealth management centre with the second largest number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals in the world, Hong Kong offers many unique advantages for family offices to operate and grow, explains Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK at Invest Hong Kong.

As a well‐recognised premier international financial and wealth management centre with the second largest number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) in the world[1], Hong Kong offers many unique advantages for family offices to operate and grow, explains Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK at Invest Hong Kong.

March 31, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, US president Joe Biden proposes a billionaire income tax; the preferred bid for new Chelsea FC ownership is to be presented by April 18; and BNY Mellon appoints a new head for global family office.

Joe Biden proposes billionaire income tax
US President Joe Biden has put forward a proposal for a Billionaire Minimum Income Tax in his fiscal year 2023 budget proposal.

As part of the Biden administration’s bid to reduce the United States federal deficit, the proposed tax will “Eliminate the inefficient sheltering of income for decades or generations,” according to The White House.

March 31, 2022

Medtech company Edinburgh Biosciences (EBS) is working towards a global solution for the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts. Ahead of presenting at the 32nd edition of the MedTech investing (MTi) forum, chief executive officer Dr Graham Bell, explains the benefits and potential future applications of the technology.

Medtech company Edinburgh Biosciences (EBS) is working towards a global solution for the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts. Using a new light-based non-surgical treatment, this cutting-edge treatment has already proved effective in clinical trials.

Ahead of presenting at the 32nd edition of the MedTech investing (MTi) forum on June 6 and 7, Edinburgh Biosciences’ chief executive officer Dr Graham Bell, explains the benefits and potential future applications of the technology.

March 23, 2022

The 9th-generation member of the Interbrew-owning family talks to Campden FB about organic farming, ethical investment and never wasting time.

A 9th-generation member of the Interbrew-owning family and the owner of a farm run on organic, biodynamic and regenerative principles, Frédéric de Mévius has seen first-hand the impact sustainable agricultural practices can have on the world.

March 23, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, MacKenzie Scott donates $281 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Stipple founder Ray Flemings launches an UHNW luxury services marketplace and Christian Beck’s family office brings a former Goldman Sachs boss on board.

MacKenzie Scott gifts $281 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

While her ex-husband Jeff Bezos continues to accumulate vast wealth, MacKenzie Scott is making good on her Giving Pledge promise with a donation of $281 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America non-profit organisation.

March 23, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, MacKenzie Scott donates $281 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Stipple founder Ray Flemings launches an UHNW luxury services marketplace and Christian Beck’s family office brings a former Goldman Sachs boss on board.

MacKenzie Scott gifts $281 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

While her ex-husband Jeff Bezos continues to accumulate vast wealth, MacKenzie Scott is making good on her Giving Pledge promise with a donation of $281 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America non-profit organisation.

March 21, 2022

From respected financial journalist to renowned investor, Malcolm Burne believes his life and career has been blessed with good luck. However, as his diverse portfolio proves, it’s more of a case of fortune favouring the bold.

From respected financial journalist to renowned investor, Malcolm Burne believes his life and career has been blessed with good luck. However, as his diverse portfolio proves, it’s more of a case of fortune favouring the bold.

Veteran investor Malcolm Burne has a storied history of being in the right place at the right time.

March 17, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, property developer Nick Candy enlists a football legend for his Chelsea takeover bid; Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Khalifa buys a stake in an ethical fintech startup; and Dr. Kiran Patel expands his investment into electric vehicles.

Nick Candy enlists football icon Gianluca Vialli in Chelsea takeover bid

British luxury property developer Nick Candy has further bolstered his bid to buy embattled Premier League football club Chelsea by hiring the team’s former player-manager Gianluca Vialli as an advisor.

Candy, who, along with his brother Christian, has overseen such notable projects as London’s One Hyde Park and NoHo Square and Beverly Hills’s 9900 Wilshire, brought Vialli’s Tifosy Capital & Advisory on board ahead of the deadline for bids.

March 14, 2022

The family talent advisor, successor development coach and former head of the Musgrave family council talks to Campden FB about successful successorship, encouraging talent and the importance of being fully informed.

A fifth-generation family business owner, family talent advisor and successor development coach and mentor, Philip Mackeown knows more than most about the importance of nurturing family talent.

A member of the renowned Irish wholesale and trading Musgrave family, Mackeown has worked in his family business as an executive and non-executive family director and head of the family council.

March 11, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Peloton founder John Foley sells shares to Dell family firm; Barry Sternlicht family office invests in hotel software; and former Abbot Downing family office head Jack Ginter launches service for UHNW clients.

Peloton co-founder sells stock worth $50 million to Michael Dell family firm

John Foley, the co-founder of fitness titan Peloton, has sold $50 million of his personal company stock to Michael Dell’s family investment firm.

The sale comes just a few weeks after Foley stepped down as chief executive, after Peloton lost more than 80% of its market value over the course of a year. Shares in the New York-based equipment and media company have lost about 75% of their value in the past 12 months.

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