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July 1, 2004

Faber-Castell, the eighth-generation family-controlled writing instruments group, is showing no signs of retrenchment but just how long will its creative streak last?

Scott McCulloch is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Faber-Castell, the eighth-generation family-controlled writing instruments group, is showing no signs of retrenchment but just how long will its creative streak last?

Faber-Castell is keen to set the record straight from the outset. The family business is not a German pencil-maker that exports but an international group with 15 factories round the world and 5,500 employees.
 

June 1, 2003

Big business or big bucks is the choice presented to a family business through mergers and acquisitions, depending on how it views its future. Melanie Stern explains how the challenges faced by this sector proves that size has never mattered more in either case

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Big business or big bucks is the choice presented to a family business through mergers and acquisitions, depending on how it views its future. Melanie Stern explains how the challenges faced by this sector proves that size has never mattered more in either case

June 1, 2003

There were 30,000 insolvencies in Germany last year and family businesses are finding it harder to procure credit from banks with their increasingly stringent lending criteria. Private equity managers may be the answer to a tailor-made financial strategy, explains Max Burger-Calderon

Max Burger-Calderon is a partner with Apax
Partners Group and is also chairman of the EVCA (European Venture Capital Association).

There were 30,000 insolvencies in Germany last year and family businesses are finding it harder to procure credit from banks with their increasingly stringent lending criteria. Private equity managers may be the answer to a tailor-made financial strategy, explains Max Burger-Calderon

June 1, 2003

More than half the largest companies in Germany are family-owned. Economic incentives are essential to prevent these businesses from seeking a more favourable economic climate elsewhere

Sabine Klein  is researching and teaching in the family business field at Trier University, Germany, and the INSEAD business school, Fontainebleu, France. She is an Associate with the FBCG, The Family Business Consulting Group, Marietta, Georgia, USA, and a founding board member of IFERA – International Family Enterprise Research Academy, Barcelona, Spain.

More than half the largest companies in Germany are family-owned. Economic incentives are essential to prevent these businesses from seeking a more favourable economic climate elsewhere

June 1, 2003

Pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim employed its former tax principal to see its next generation into leadership. FIB examines Dr Heribert Johann’s unusual role as the first non-family chairman of the shareholders’ committee and next generation mentor

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim employed its former tax principal to see its next generation into leadership. FIB examines Dr Heribert Johann's unusual role as the first non-family chairman of the shareholders' committee and next generation mentor

June 1, 2003

Precious metals trader Heraeus is no stranger to change, but the internal and external challenges of the next year will provide the 153-year old company with its most potent opportunity to shine

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Precious metals trader Heraeus is no stranger to change, but the internal and external challenges of the next year will provide the 153-year old company with its most potent opportunity to shine

June 1, 2002

Germany has lagged behind other European countries in its treatment of family businesses. Perhaps if there were less confusion with the definition of a family business, their renaissance could further flourish

Peter May advises family businesses in conceptual issues. He is Professor of 'Mittelstand' Business Studies at FHDW in Bergisch Gladbach and founder of the INTES Academy for Family Businesses and the INTES Advisory Services for Family Businesses in Bonn, Germany.

Germany has lagged behind other European countries in its treatment of family businesses. Perhaps if there were less confusion with the definition of a family business, their renaissance could further flourish

June 1, 2002

It’s about control: family businesses in Germany

Sabine Klein is Research Fellow, Family Firm Initiative at INSEAD, Fontainebleu, France; lecturer, Trier University, Germany; and Associate of The Family Business Consulting Group.

It's about control: family businesses in Germany

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