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October 21, 2019

CampdenFB celebrates in October the Top 75 leading lights in the family business and family office space over its 75 issues.

Last week we profiled the key ones-to-watch in the Emerging Markets of the world. We turned our attention to the inspirational figures in Asia-Pacific in the week before and the major players in the Americas at the start of this series. This week, for the fourth and final section, we focus on arguably the heart of the global community of multigenerational family businesses of wealth—Europe.

CampdenFB celebrates in October the Top 75 leading lights in the family business and family office space over its 75 issues. Last week we profiled the key ones-to-watch in the Emerging Markets of the world. We turned our attention to the inspirational figures in Asia-Pacific in the week before and the major players in the Americas at the start of this series. This week, for the fourth and final section, we focus on arguably the heart of the global community of multigenerational family businesses of wealth—Europe. 

May 29, 2019

Hong Kong property tycoon hands reins to his two sons, Pentland-owned Speedo teams up with House of Holland, and Japanese billionaire sues family over removal from company.

Hong Kong property tycoon hands reins to his two sons

Lee Shau-Kee, Hong Kong’s second-wealthiest man, has retired as chairman of Henderson Land Development, handing over the reins of his property company to his two sons.

In a stock exchange filing, Henderson said Lee, who turned 90 in March, stepped away “due to his advanced age” and would be succeeded by his two sons Peter Lee Ka-kit and Martin Lee Ka-shing, who will take over as joint chairmen and managing directors.

June 21, 2018

British family owned Pentland Group has added a US footwear chain to its sporting retail portfolio in a reported $558 million (£396 million) acquisition via subsidiary JD Sports.

British family owned Pentland Group has added a US footwear chain to its sporting retail portfolio in a reported $558 million (£396 million) acquisition via subsidiary JD Sports.

March 29, 2018

With just days to go until all major UK employers have to reveal the difference between what they pay men and women, several of the country’s biggest family firms say they are committed to doing better.

With just days to go until all major UK employers have to reveal the difference between what they pay men and women, several of the country’s biggest family firms say they are committed to doing better.

October 20, 2017

Weinstein scandal could claim family business; Philanthropic Bacardi gives $3 million for disaster relief; Pentland Group awarded for excellence by EY

Weinstein scandal could claim family business

The sexual harassment scandal surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein may engulf the film studio he co-founded despite resigning from the board.

March 16, 2017

Pentland Group will hope its successful former investment in Reebok can be replicated with new acquisition, SeaVees. It turned a $77,000 in Reebok in 1981 into $770 million ten years later.

Pentland Group will hope its successful former investment in Reebok can be replicated with new acquisition, SeaVees.

The third-generation UK family business has bought a majority stake in Californian casual lifestyle sneaker brand SeaVees (pictured) for an undisclosed sum through its subsidiary Pentland Brands.

May 27, 2016

The cream of continental business talent will be celebrated at the fifth annual European Families in Business Awards in Berlin on 21 June.

The cream of continental business talent will be celebrated at the fifth annual European Families in Business Awards in Berlin on 21 June.

Family business leaders and business school experts on the judging panel for CampdenFB have shortlisted the 30 best of the best from more than 250 nominations across six categories. Close to 1,000 companies have been nominated since 2012.

April 20, 2015

Whether its family members taking over top leadership positions, or businesses that have won awards for their employee engagement, we’ve got the leaders steering their family businesses in innovative and interesting directions 

Welcome to the Top 50 Family Business Leaders List 2015 – the fifth time CampdenFB has compiled its list of leading lights.

December 9, 2014

Pentland Group third-gen Andy Rubin has been promoted to chairman of the family business’s division, responsible for a stable of fashion brands, including Speedo, Boxfresh and Canterbury.

Pentland Group third-gen Andy Rubin has been promoted to chairman of the family business’s division, responsible for a stable of fashion brands, including Speedo, Boxfresh and Canterbury.

Rubin is set to take on the newly created role at Pentland Brands in January, with the current chief operating officer, Andy Long, stepping in to take over as chief executive.

Long has been at Pentland Brands for nine years, following roles at Procter & Gamble and Boots, while Rubin has been in the family business for 23 years.

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