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June 7, 2019

Sustainability, growth and jobs are at stake when the issue of UK family businesses and inheritance tax flares up, say sector experts.

Sustainability, growth and jobs are at stake when the issue of UK family businesses and inheritance tax flares up, say sector experts.

Tax Justice UK’s new research released this week said the British government was handing out up to £666 million ($849 million) a year in inheritance tax reliefs on land and business property to families who were already well off.

April 16, 2019

Merck had been able to continually anticipate changes in the macro-environment and adapt itself

There are several things that family businesses can learn from the history of Merck.

Cohesion and continuity are the benefits of adherence to family values and tradition. Merck values of hard work, empathy, and striving for excellence were imbibed and inculcated across generations mainly through practice.

March 26, 2019

The Swedish family controlled appliance giant Electrolux is setting the benchmark on sustainability with its launch of green bonds this week and ambitious renewable targets on track for 2020.

The Swedish family controlled appliance giant Electrolux is setting the benchmark on sustainability with its launch of green bonds this week and ambitious renewable targets on track for 2020.

The world’s fifth largest consumer goods manufacturer issued the first bond loan within its green bond framework, raising SEK 1 billion ($108.4 million) to fund investments and other projects with environmental benefits.

January 3, 2019

Wealthy family businesses in India say they have “a moral duty” to go beyond state requirements for charitable giving despite outperforming non-family firms in supporting philanthropic causes.

Wealthy family businesses in India say they have “a moral duty” to go beyond state requirements for charitable giving despite outperforming non-family firms in supporting philanthropic causes.

December 14, 2018

Nominations are now open for the European Families in Business Awards 2019, the most prestigious celebration of excellence among business families of wealth across the continent.

Nominations are now open for the European Families in Business Awards 2019, the most prestigious celebration of excellence among business families of wealth across the continent.

August 2, 2018

Bacardi to eliminate one billion straws, Aldi banishes Australian icon, and South East Asian impact market picks up

Bacardi to eliminate one billion straws

Bacardi, the world’s largest privately held spirits group, is aiming to eliminate one billion plastic straws by 2020.

June 7, 2018

Akka enters US aerospace, Walmart sells majority of Brazil business, and Mars invests $1 billion in sustainability

Akka enters US aerospace

The rapidly growing Akka Technologies is making good on its promise to conquer the US, acquiring PDS Tech for an undisclosed sum.

April 12, 2018

The family-run South African luxury travel group Mantis has sold a 50% stake to Europe’s largest hotelier in a bid to ensure future growth in the competitive global hospitality market.

The family-run South African luxury travel group Mantis has sold a 50% stake to Europe’s largest hotelier in a bid to ensure future growth in the competitive global hospitality market.

The Mantis deal with AccorHotels, for an undisclosed sum, is the latest instance of a major family business financing expansion by releasing significant equity to capital providers, a growing trend revealed in a 2017 Campden Research report.

April 6, 2018

Less institutional capital flowing into the UK in the face of Brexit spells opportunity for British family offices, fund managers say.

Less institutional capital flowing into the UK in the face of Brexit spells opportunity for British family offices, fund managers say.

The European Investment Fund (EIF)—the European Union-backed agency which provides finance for small and medium enterprises—has committed upwards of €600 million annually to the UK in recent years, but is in the process of slowing its contributions, and would likely halt them entirely post-Brexit.

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