Annual European Families in Business awards announced

By | June 24, 2016|Family Business|

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 Business Conference. The winners of the 2016 European Families in Business Award are: Top Family Business of the Year: Europa-Park – Mack [...]

Family Moving from Operations to Oversight at Maersk

By | June 17, 2016|Family Business|

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 Moller in 1904. The fourth-generation family business is today the largest shipping company in the world with offices in 135 countries and [...]

Family Owned Fiat Eyeing Tie-Ups with Leading Tech Companies

By | June 17, 2016|Family Business|

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 FCA and controls 44.31% through a loyalty voting mechanism. The company traces its history back to 1899 when the first Fiat automobile [...]

Restricting Control of Founder after Retirement

By | June 10, 2016|Family Business|

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 and hand over the reins to a professional team, even after retirement from management. In a recent move, Facebook is aiming to [...]

Court Ruling against Samsung Merger

By | June 10, 2016|Family Business|

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 Group and Hansol Group. The founder’s third son Lee Kun-Hee took over the reins of the Samsung group in 1987. Under his [...]

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