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November 29, 2011

Weston, a UK-based family-owned manufacturer of commercial aerospace parts, has been acquired by the Senior Group, the London-listed engineering company, in a £54 million (€63 million) deal that ends the family business’s 63 years of independence.

Weston, a UK-based family-owned manufacturer of commercial aerospace parts, has been acquired by the Senior Group, the London-listed engineering company, in a £54 million (€63 million) deal that ends the family business’s 63 years of independence.

Senior announced it bought 100% of the issued share capital of Weston from the founding Sutton family.

November 24, 2011

The family behind one of the US’s largest private exploration and production companies has sold the family business in a deal worth $7.2 billion (€5.4 billion). 

The family behind one of the US’s largest private exploration and production companies has sold the family business in a deal worth $7.2 billion (€5.4 billion).

An investor group lead by private equity firm KKR acquired the Schusterman family’s Samson Investment Company, with the exception of its onshore Gulf Coast and offshore deep-water Gulf of Mexico assets. These will continue to be owned by the founding family.

October 20, 2011

Nearly 47% of family business owners are considering selling their company within the next five years, according to new research by business advisory firm Rothstein Kass.

Nearly 47% of family business owners are considering selling their company within the next five years, according to new research by business advisory firm Rothstein Kass.

The study, based on a survey of more than 400 family business owners, also highlighted two different approaches to the management of a family firm.

September 14, 2011

The family behind outdoor clothes and footwear maker Timberland has sold the business to VF Corporation, bringing to an end the Swartz family’s 60 years of involvement in the company.

The family behind outdoor clothes and footwear maker Timberland has sold the business to VF Corporation, bringing to an end the Swartz family’s 60 years of involvement in the company.

The sale of the family business, completed on 14 September, values Timberland at around $2.5 billion (€1.8 billion).

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