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March 21, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, tributes are paid to Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold; Billionaire broker Charles Schwab loses $2.9 billion in SVB collapse; and Guatemala's first billionaire, Mario Lopez Estrada, dies aged 84.

Tributes paid to Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold
Jacqueline Gold, the British entrepreneur who was the executive chair of Gold Group International, Ann Summers and Knickerbox, has passed away at the age of 62, following a seven-year battle with breast cancer.

The 16th richest woman in Great Britain (worth £470 million in 2019, according to The Sunday Times Rich List) died just two months after the passing of her 86-year-old father, David, a businessman and co-chairman of West Ham United football club.

March 17, 2023

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, Dr. David Brown talks about his passion for entrepreneurialism, the mind-blowing benefits of machine learning and how big pharma needs a change in mindset…

Throughout his storied career, Dr. David Brown has made significant contributions to medical research within the pharmaceutical industry, but perhaps his most famous innovation came about through a chance observation when the angina medication he was working on had unexpected applications.

While working for Pfizer, he was named co-inventor on the patent for Viagra and, for eight years, led the team that developed the hugely successful erectile dysfunction medication into one of the bonanza breakthroughs of the century.

March 16, 2023

What type of companies are classed as mid-market and what’s their appeal to PE investors? 

The middle-market buyout segment has been relatively underpenetrated by private equity (PE) investors, with less than 5% of mid-market companies backed by a financial sponsor. Despite this, there is strong interest among GPs and LPs alike, on the basis of the attractive characteristics and broad opportunities in the market. So what type of companies are classed as mid-market and what’s their appeal to PE investors?

March 13, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, L’Oreal heir Francoise Bettencourt Meyers names new investment firm MD; Klaus-Michael Kuehne is to receive $4.5 billion dividends from his transport empire; and tributes are paid to 7-Eleven billionaire Masatoshi Ito.

L’Oreal heir Francoise Bettencourt Meyers names new investment firm MD
The world’s richest woman, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, has named Cyrielle Villepelet as managing director of her investment company, Tethys Invest, according to Bloomberg.

March 13, 2023

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, the man responsible for building a $3 billion video game payments powerhouse with his company Xsolla discusses the challenges and opportunities of the internet’s next great step forward.

Since building a $3 billion video game payments powerhouse with his company Xsolla, Aleksandr “Shurick” Agapitov is now responsible for giving the developer community the tools they need to compete and succeed in the hyper-competitive video game arena.

March 9, 2023

Stephen Lane, the CEO and founder of Propstore, talks about the growth of a unique and valuable passion investment asset class, the importance of authenticity and the pitfalls to avoid when searching for that perfect entertainment memorabilia artifact. 

As the CEO and founder of Propstore, Stephen Lane has grown his firm from a cottage industry into one of the world’s leaders in entertainment memorabilia. 25 years after establishing the company and after he and his team have unearthed and put to auction some of the most valuable and exciting artifacts from the history of film and television, Stephen is rightly recognised as one of the foremost experts in his field.

March 8, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Spanish prime minister speaks out against Rafael del Pino Jr’s headquarters move; Goldman Sachs joins the bid to buy Subway from founders’ heirs; and tributes are paid to US truck stop chain founder Tom Love.

Spanish prime minister speaks out against Rafael del Pino Jr.’s headquarters move
Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez has publicly criticised billionaire businessman Rafael del Pino Jr. after revealing plans to move the headquarters of Ferrovial SA to the Netherlands.

March 8, 2023

Private Equity is mainstream among ultra-high-net-worth (94% engaged), with the bulk looking for enhanced returns (67%).

According to The Ultra-High Net Worth Private Equity Investing Report 2023 by Campden Wealth and Titanbay, 84% of ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) investors hold private equity investments, with a further 10% interested in the asset class.

February 27, 2023

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, 19th-Generation family member George Muthoot George of the Muthoot Group talks about living up to family legacy, a passion for hospitality and the ultimate motivation for sustainable investment…

For nearly 800 years, the Muthoot family have been heavily involved in business and philanthropy in and around Kerala, India. Since its formal establishment in 1887, the Muthoot Group has grown into multi-layered conglomerate focussing on financial services, healthcare, agriculture, housing, media, education and more.

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