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November 6, 2015

Millennials with an entrepreneurial spark have founded twice as many businesses as their counterparts in the Baby Boomer generation, according to a new report from BNP Paribas and Scorpio Partnership, with the overwhelming majority coming from family businesses themselves.

Millennials with an entrepreneurial spark have founded twice as many businesses as their counterparts in the Baby Boomer generation, according to a new report from BNP Paribas and Scorpio Partnership, with the overwhelming majority coming from family businesses themselves.

October 2, 2015

Family-owned Busch buys stake in Pfeiffer Vacuum; Former Luxottica CEO Andrea Guerra takes on Eataly; and Axel Springer to buy Business Insider for $343 million

Family-owned Busch buys stake in Pfeiffer Vacuum

German vacuum pump maker Busch, owned by the eponymous family, has bought a 15% stake in competitor Pfeiffer Vacuum for around €145 million ($161 million).

"As a long-term investor we see a financial investment in Pfeiffer Vacuum as an attractive opportunity to profit more from the potential of a market that we know well," second-gen Sami Busch, one of the company’s five managing partners, said in a statement.

September 18, 2015

An increasing number of family business leaders in same-sex relationships are sharing the responsibilities of the top spot with their partners, according to a new report that explores the changing face of the sector.

An increasing number of family business leaders in same-sex relationships are sharing the responsibilities of the top spot with their partners, according to a new report that explores the changing face of the sector.

September 11, 2015

We want to know what you, our readership, think of CampdenFB, both online and in print. That’s why we are conducting our regular reader survey. 

We want to know what you, our readership, think of CampdenFB, both online and in print. That’s why we are conducting our regular reader survey

August 21, 2015

Camargo Corrêa agrees to $30 million fine for price fixing; Lindt posts record half-year earnings; and Shoprite Holdings to open 35 new stores in Africa

Camargo Corrêa agrees to $30 million fine for price fixing

Brazilian engineering company Camargo Corrêa, controlled by the billionaire Carmargo sisters, has agreed to pay fines of $30 million after admitting to its role in a price fixing scandal.

July 24, 2015

Lavazza to acquire Carte Noire for €800 million; Fiat Chrysler announces Ferrari IPO; and Shin Dong-bin appointed CEO at Lotte Holdings

Lavazza to acquire Carte Noire for €800 million

Lavazza, the family-run Italian coffee maker, has put in a formal bid to acquire French brand Carte Noire for €800 million ($879 million).

According to a company statement, the deal will treble the company’s turnover in France and will help it grow organically in the surrounding regions.

July 17, 2015

The Edhec Business School in France has launched the first global executive-MBA (EMBA) programme in Europe aimed at improving the core skills of future family business leaders. CampdenFB talks to two next gen participants about their experience thus far. 

In February, EDHEC Business School in France launched its first global executive (GEMBA) programme in Europe aimed at improving the core skills of future family business leaders.

The 15-month modular programme, which will conclude in May 2017, is spread across six different locations, including sessions at EDHEC’s five fully integrated campuses (Paris, London, Lille, Singapore and Nice).

July 17, 2015

Africa is set to become a powerhouse of luxury goods and fashion, now that the global narrative on its social and economic wellbeing is beginning to change. Michael Finnigan reports on one Zimbabwean family business looking to capitalise on the growing interest in the continent

July 17, 2015

Gina Rinehart says some of her children do not appreciate her efforts that saved her father's company and built the value of a $5 billion family trust at the centre of their bitter dispute.

Gina Rinehart says some of her children do not appreciate her efforts that saved her father's company and built the value of a $5 billion family trust at the centre of their bitter dispute.

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