Why even fast growth tech firms can be family businesses

By | June 16, 2017|Family Business|

Ve Interactive is the latest high profile name that serves as a reminder that many tech scale-ups have failed. There are many causes, but it shows that the short term goal of making the participators wealthy does not always pay off. A scale-up can engage with a long-term strategy to remain owner-managed and a family [...]

Considerations for Family Businesses

By | June 13, 2017|Family Business|

A family business can range from a small mom and pop business to large multi-million dollar publicly traded companies. Family businesses and their leaders often experience many of the common problems of a regular business, but also have an added layer of problems and dilemmas related to unique family issues. An effective way to deal [...]

How to turn a start-up into a lasting family business

By | June 13, 2017|Family Business|

As much as 98 per cent of the world’s economic activity is accounted for by family businesses but for many companies, making that transition from entrepreneurship to a smoothly-run family business is difficult, says Allan Cohen, a professor in global leadership at Babson College, a US business school that specialises in entrepreneurship research. “When a [...]

Family Business: How do Values Fit In?

By | June 5, 2017|Family Business|

Business people often have a tendency to concentrate so much on their day-to-day business that they end up losing sight of some pretty important basic matters, like their values. Values form the unconscious base of everything we do, and they impact so many of our regular decisions without us even realizing it. A business’s values [...]

Private Equity Attracts New Investments from Family Offices

By | June 5, 2017|Family Business|

Family office principals interviewed by Campden Wealth researchers for the new Private Equity and Co-Investing for Family Offices report, out today, said restricted access to high quality deals, limited team resources, and knowledge gaps were obstacles on direct investments. However, higher expected returns, absence of agent fees, and greater sense of control over operations and [...]

With No Successor for the Family Business, What Should Retiring Baby Boomers Do?

By | May 26, 2017|Family Business|

Imagine a mom and dad at the age of 67 who own a small, but profitable bed and breakfast in New Hampshire. They want to retire soon, but their two kids aren’t interested in taking over the family business. What do they do? As the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age, this is a question [...]

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 [...]

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