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Forbes Middle East Unveils the Top Indian Business Leaders 2017

By | May 19, 2017|Family Business|

The business magazine Forbes-Middle East released the 2017 rankings for the top 100 Indian business owners in the Gulf region. The 61 year old retail magnate, Yusuff Ali M.A., Managing Director of Lulu Group International, came at the top of the list. Yusuff Ali hails from Thrissur, Kerala and his group operates 133 hypermarkets and [...]

Bollore makes first step to merge Vivendi and Havas with 2.4 billion euro deal

By | May 19, 2017|Family Business|

The French tycoon, Vincent Bollore, aims to merge the media giant Vivendi and advertising firm Havas, the two groups that his family conglomerate controls. As per the merger plan, Vivendi offers to buy Group Bollore's 60 percent stake in Havas at a price of 9.25 Euros per share, in a 2.4 billion Euro deal. After [...]

Kushner Properties Markets New Jersey Project to Rich Chinese

By | May 12, 2017|Family Business|

Nicole Kushner Meyer, the next generation member of the Kushner properties group, invited rich Chinese investors to make investments in the group's luxury apartment complex Kushner 1, in New Jersey. She gave presentations to rich Chinese citizens and urged them to invest USD 500,000 in the US to obtain the EB-5 immigrant investor visa. The [...]

Nisaba Godrej elevated as Godrej Consumer’s Chairperson

By | May 12, 2017|Family Business|

The 120 year old, Mumbai based Godrej Group's flagship company Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL) gets a new Chairman. The company has appointed Nisaba Godrej, Chairman Adi Godrej's younger daughter as its executive chairman. According to the succession plan, the 75 years old patriarch, Adi Godrej becomes the company's Chairman Emeritus. In February, 2017 a [...]

Huntsman family and Koch foundation give $50 million Gift to Utah State University’s Business School

By | May 12, 2017|Family Business|

Two family foundations are to gift USD 25mn each to the business school of the Utah State University. The gift from the Huntsman Foundation and Charles Koch Foundation will help the school expand its faculty and increase its student scholarship offers. The money will be paid over a period of ten years, said Doug Anderson, [...]

Arnault Family to Take Full Control of Christian Dior in $13bn Deal

By | May 2, 2017|Family Business|

The Arnault family, which controls the French luxury products maker, LVMH Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy SE, announced a $13bn plan to buy the 25.9% outstanding stake of the fashion firm Christian Dior SE. With this, the Arnault family will take complete control of Christian Dior. The move will also allow LVMH to take full charge [...]

Admit your family business needs help before it’s too late

By | April 25, 2017|Family Business|

In a 2007 article published in the New York Times, author Nora Klaver of May Day! Asking for Help in Times of Need says that asking for help “makes business sense.” Yet, it is rare that small-business owners — especially family owned businesses — will admit that they need help, much less become proactive in [...]

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