The Impact Of Brexit on Family Businesses

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It is a well-established fact that mergers and acquisitions are often influenced by an external industry shock. The recent uncertainty of UK’s decision to stay or leave the EU seems to have affected… Continue reading

Annual European Families in Business awards announced

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CampdenFB, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking, organized the fifth annual European Families in Business Awards in Berlin on 21 June. The awards were held in conjunction with our European Families in… Continue reading

Family Moving from Operations to Oversight at Maersk

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A.P. Moller–Maersk Group, also known as Maersk, is a Danish business conglomerate, with interests primarily in the transportation and energy sectors. The company was founded by Peter Mærsk-Moller and his son Arnold Peter… Continue reading

Family Owned Fiat Eyeing Tie-Ups with Leading Tech Companies

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, also known as FCA, is an Italian-controlled multinational corporation and currently the world’s seventh-largest auto maker. Exor S.p.A, an Italian investment group owned by the Agnelli family, owns 29.19% of… Continue reading

My ISB Experience – Rahine Bose Co’17

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The Indian School of Business (ISB) sets itself apart from all other B-Schools in having a rich blend of students coming from diverse backgrounds and work experience. At its Mohali Campus (part of… Continue reading

Restricting Control of Founder after Retirement

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The professionalization of family businesses is a tricky subject. More often than not, the business transitions from a founder led to a founder controlled organization. It becomes difficult for founders to let go… Continue reading

Court Ruling against Samsung Merger

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Samsung, the largest South Korean chaebol (business conglomerate) was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938. Following Lee’s death in 1987, Samsung was separated into four business groups – Samsung Group, Shinsegae Group, CJ… Continue reading

Hotel Lotte set to unveil biggest IPO in South Korea

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South Korea’s Hotel Lotte Co Ltd is planning a share sale worth up to 5.7 trillion won ($4.85 billion) next month, in what would be the world’s biggest initial public offering since late… Continue reading

Family Feud in the Spotlight at Aldi

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Aldi is a leading global discount supermarket chain, based in Germany with almost 10,000 stores in 18 countries, and an estimated turnover of more than €50bn. It happens to be one of the… Continue reading

The Struggle for Control at Viacom

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92 year old Sumner Redstone recently ousted Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and Viacom director George Abrams, as trustees of the entity that will have voting control of Viacom and CBS upon Redstone’s death… Continue reading

Bechtel Back in Family Hands

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Bechtel Corporation is the largest construction and civil engineering firm, as well as the 5th-largest privately owned company in the United States. It was founded by Warren A Bechtel in 1898. Over the… Continue reading

Faculty at the Indian School of Business

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Indian School of Business follows a unique portfolio faculty model that gives students exposure to the best of global faculty.The model enriches students learning by giving them the best of two worlds –… Continue reading

Top 13 Wholly-Owned US Family Businesses Concentrated in Select Sectors

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Campden research studied the wholly-owned US family businesses and found that the top 13 among them were dominant in a select few sectors. If they were a nation, their GDP (i.e. total revenues… Continue reading

Debiopharm Group Donates to IMD To Promote Best Practice In Family Business Philanthropy

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The Swiss biopharmaceutical company Debiopharm Group has pledged to setup a Chair in Family Philanthropy at IMD business school, Lausanne. The Chair’s objective is to promote family philanthropy and developing best practices by… Continue reading

Carlos Slim’s Grandchildren Join Family Business Boards

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Continuing the family legacy, Carlos Slim, head of one of the world’s largest family business empires has brought two of his grandchildren on the boards of group companies. Daniel and Rodrigo, both in… Continue reading

Secretive Reimann Family’s Growing Coffee Investments

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Adam Benckiser had started a namesake chemical company in 1823. He was succeeded by his son-in-law Ludwig Reimann. Albert Reimann Jr., the great grandson of Ludwig took the reins of the company after… Continue reading

Tata Refocusing on Innovation

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The Cyrus Mistry ­led Tata group is pushing for innovation across 120 companies to help marry technology, digital and innovation under one roof. The group has already doubled published patents in two years,… Continue reading

Succession in Troubled Times

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Auto parts maker, Minth, was established in 1992 by Taiwanese billionaire Chin Jong Hwa. The company based in the city of Ningbo, has plants in China, South East Asia and North America. It… Continue reading

Flaws in the Bankruptcy Code

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Mandar Kagade, Aalayst at Bharti Institute points out certain fundamental issues with the design of the proposed Bankruptcy Code drawing on economic principles, empirical evidence and Bankruptcy frameworks in US and UK. The… Continue reading

Succession Plan Unveiled at Bouygues

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Bouygues S.A., an industrial group headquartered in Paris, was founded in 1952 by Francis Bouygues and since 1989 has been led by his son Martin Bouygues. In 2015 it had over approximately 120,000… Continue reading

Family Business in Britain

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The country’s medium-sized enterprises, often family owned, generate a quarter of private sector GDP, despite making up just 2% of British companies. British family businesses are more domestically focused than their global counterparts,… Continue reading

Comcast a Step Closer To Disney

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The upcoming $3.8 billion acquisition of DreamWorks Animation by Comcast Corp. is seen by many analysts as a match made in heaven. It allows DreamWorks to keep making movies under the protection of… Continue reading

Mint publishes the views of Mandar Kagade,​Analyst at Bharti Institute.

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RBI and peer-to-peer lending: One step forward, two steps back Regulating P2P companies as non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and requiring them to adhere to commensurate minimum capital requirements will merely act as an… Continue reading

Family Business Member As President Of Argentina

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Recently Argentina appointed a new president, Mauricio Macri, who is a member of family-run conglomerate Grupo Macri. It has raised hope that the 57-year-old’s innate understanding of the issues faced by families will… Continue reading

New York Magazine Gets Family Member As CEO

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Bruce Wasserstein, bought the New York magazine for $55 million in 2004, but died unexpectedly five years later, at age 61. Later the magazine was owned by a Wasserstein family trust and there… Continue reading

Chinese Family Feuding Over Japanese Reparations

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Mitsui OSK was founded as a key part of the Mitsui zaibatsu (family-owned conglomerate) during the early industrialization of Japan. The company is now independent of the zaibatsu, but remains part of the… Continue reading

Bombardier Negotiating To Sell Cseries Jets To Delta

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Bombardier Inc. is a Canadian multinational aerospace and transportation company, founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier in 1942. Currently the Bombardier and Beaudoin family are the company’s largest shareholders. Last year collectively the families spent… Continue reading

Sika Board Limits Burkard Family Vote

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Sika AG was founded in 1910 by Kaspar Winkler. It is a specialty chemical company headquartered in Baar, Switzerland. Today the company has more than 17,000 employees, subsidiaries in 93 countries, and an… Continue reading

Evolution and Not Revolution for Next Gen Family Leaders

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According to a recent study by PwC, titled ‘Great Expectations: The next generation of family business leaders’, in the next five years, 40% of family businesses globally will prepare to hand over the… Continue reading

MPPP students interacted with President Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan on April 18,2016

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Participants of founding Class of Management Programme in Public Policy at Indian School of Business, called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (April 18, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Addressing the… Continue reading

Graduation of founding Batch of MPPP, April 17, 2016

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The graduation day event was organized on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Diwan-I-Am,The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS… Continue reading

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Restructuring at Cargill

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Cargill, the largest private company in US, is 151 years old and is owned by the Cargill and MacMillan families. The two families own about 90% of the shares, and about 80% of… Continue reading

Wealth Related Decision Making In Families

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A survey was recently conducted by Morgan Stanley and Campden Wealth, among ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals in North America with a family net worth in excess of $35 million, to understand the… Continue reading

A Study on the Sustenance of Wealth

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As per a new report released by Ahmadoff & Co., titled “A new look at old wealth” family businesses will become the focus in emerging markets. The shift in legacy industrial production to… Continue reading

Tax Regimes Impacting Family Business Succession And Growth

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The recently released report titled ‘KPMG Global Family Business Tax Monitor’ compares the impact of tax regimes on family businesses. It is based on the findings of 42 countries, including India that undertook… Continue reading

Succession Woes In Australia

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Australia, in particular Victoria and South Australia, has a relatively high proportion of family businesses in the third generation and beyond who seem unprepared to face transition and exit. As per a recent… Continue reading

Unceremonious Exit For Founder Of Korean Chaebol

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The Lotte group was established in 1948 by Shin Kyuk-Ho in Tokyo as a snack maker. He later expanded to South Korea in 1967, and went on to become the country’s fifth largest… Continue reading

Dodsal Group Planning To Raise $300 Million In Debt For E&P Activities In Tanzania

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The Dodsal Group was founded in Mumbai, India, in 1948 by the Nandlal Kilachand family as a trading company in partnership with a British trading company (DODWEL) and Mr. Karsa Salem. The Dubai-based… Continue reading

Succession Planning, Better Late Than Never

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Walkers Shortbread is a 118 year old Scottish manufacturer of shortbread, biscuits, cookies and crackers. The company is Scotland’s biggest exporter of food. Joseph Walker founded the Aberlour, Banffshire-based business in 1898. His… Continue reading

Mittelstand Companies Affected By Chinese Slowdown

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Mittelstand commonly refers to family-owned small and medium-sized enterprises in German-speaking countries, especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The importance of this group of companies can be gauged from the fact that the… Continue reading

Chinese Family Offices Replacing Wealth Funds

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Although family offices have existed among the overseas Chinese community, it has risen to prominence among the first generation high net worth (HNW) individuals in the last decade. As per the RBC World… Continue reading

The Survival Of Tradition In Family Business

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Edmond de Rothschild is a private bank headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is exclusively dedicated to wealth management for private and institutional clients. Originally founded in 1923, it was acquired by Edmond Adolphe… Continue reading

The World’s Four Biggest Clothes Retailers

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The world’s four biggest fashion businesses today – GAP, Zara, H&M and Uniqlo’s are all family-owned. All the four firms were able to take advantage of cheap manufacturing in the 90s, in China… Continue reading

Korea’s Chaebol enters Fourth Generation for first time

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Doosan Group is the oldest and 11th largest family controlled conglomerate in Korea. It took its first steps in 1896 when founder Park Seung-Jik opened a small linen store in Seoul. The 120-year-old… Continue reading

From Embedded Family Office To Single Family Office

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Koch Industries, Inc. is an American multinational corporation based in Wichita, Kansas, with subsidiaries involved in manufacturing, trading, and investments. It was founded as Wood River Oil and Refining Company in 1940 by… Continue reading

My catalyst for applying this year was the YLP-Scholarship- Samya Mishra

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 The 40% tuition waiver gave me the financial freedom and confidence to explore my career choices. -Samya Mishra, YLP Admit, PGP Class of 2016. Entrepreneurship, to Samya had always been a dream she… Continue reading

Stifling Innovation with Regulation

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Fifth Generation Succession At Smucker’s

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Headquartered in Orrville, Ohio, the J. M. Smucker Company is a manufacturer of fruit spreads, ice cream toppings, beverages, shortening, natural peanut butter, and other products. The company was founded in 1897 by… Continue reading

Asset Shift From Asia To Western Markets

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Business tycoons in Hong Kong and Singapore are looking to diversify away from the stuttering Chinese economy, for the continued wealth and wellbeing of their family businesses. Among others Li Ka-shing, of the… Continue reading