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May 20, 2022

The sixth-generation family member and managing director of Riso Gallo talks about the joining the family firm, branching out of the rice business, and planning for next-gen succession.

Riso Gallo has been proudly serving up the finest risotto rice since the company was first documented in 1856. Founded in Genoa, the company – made famous by its recognisable red cockerel logo – has since grown to sell its products all over the planet.

May 18, 2022

With Elon Musk making headlines for the ongoing acquisition of Twitter, his single family office and the man who handles his private finances have been thrust into the limelight. Jared Birchall is in a position of great trust but, asks Paul Westall, how much does the man who works for the world’s richest man make?...

The world’s richest man makes headlines for a variety of reasons, but his ongoing acquisition of Twitter is pushing his single family office (SFO) Excession, further into the limelight.

It is also placing a spotlight on Excession managing director and Musk’s right-hand man, Jared Birchall, who is now leading one of the most significant takeovers in history.

May 16, 2022

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, FOM Real Estate founder Prof. Reinhard Walter and his son Victor Von Waldberg talk about the practicalities of working together, utilising the next-gen mindset and plans for succession.

25 years ago, almost to the day, German lawyer and entrepreneur Prof. Reinhard Walter founded FOM Real Estate GmbH with architect Rainer Dombrowski. Having developed a reputation for astute acquisitions and forward-thinking corporate design (they constructed the German headquarters of Microsoft, T-Online, Allianz and many more), the firm grew into one of the country’s leading players in the commercial real estate sector.

May 10, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Reetu Gupta is appointed chairwoman of The Gupta Group; Todd Boehly’s syndicate agrees to purchase Chelsea FC for £4.25 billion; and Brazilian billionaire Alberto Safra buys a Sao Paulo real estate firm.

Reetu Gupta appointed chairwoman of The Gupta Group
Reetu Gupta, a two-time recipient of Canada's top 100 most powerful women award, has been named chairwoman and ambassadress of The Gupta Group, taking over the running of the privately owned family office from her father, Dr. Steve Gupta.

May 5, 2022

Second-generation family business co-owner and associate professor of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Monika Nadova Kroslakova talks to Campden FB about her reasons for establishing the school’s Family Business Centre, setting expectations for the next generation and the advice she’d give to her younger self.

As a second-generation co-owner of her family’s packaging firm Novplasta Ltd, as well as an associate professor of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Economics in Bratislava, and the founder of the school’s Family Business Centre, Monika Nadova Kroslakova comes with a detailed wealth of research under her belt.

May 4, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, climate activist billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes acquires 11% of Australian power company AGL Energy; Amancio Ortega’s family office buys a Glasgow office development for £215 million; and BrewDog boss James Watt plans to give away 20% of his personal stake to staff.

Climate activist billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes acquires shares in Australian power company
Tech tycoon and climate activist Mike Cannon-Brookes has bought an 11.28% stake in AGL Energy in an attempted block of a demerger, that would see Australia’s biggest power producer split into two companies.

April 27, 2022

For husband-and-wife team Benedikt and Isabelle Himbert, working together with the shared vision of taking the family business to greater heights is something they’ve been preparing for their whole lives.

For husband-and-wife team Benedikt and Isabelle Himbert, working together with the shared vision of taking the family business to greater heights is something they’ve been preparing for their whole lives.

April 26, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, B&M boss Simon Arora announces his retirement; Elon Musk reaches a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion; and Nandan Nilekani builds a tech platform to take on Amazon in India.

B&M discount chain boss Simon Arora set to retire

Simon Arora, the billionaire co-owner of UK discount chain B&M has announced his retirement after acquiring the then-failing business from Phildrew Investments in 2004.

April 20, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, François Pinault looks to acquire music streaming platform Deezer; Robert Kraft’s family donates $24 million to Harvard Business School; and Ashwin Damera invests in an Indian venture lending firm.

François Pinault looks to acquire music streaming platform Deezer
French businessman François Pinault [pictured left] is aiming to buy music streaming platform Deezer in a deal estimated at $1.6 billion.

The founder of the luxury group Kering and investment company Artémis, along with other founders of the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) I2PO, plans to take the company public if the deal goes ahead.

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