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March 28, 2017

Founded in 705 AD and now in its 52nd generation, Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is today the world’s oldest family business. With that sort of longevity, it’s not surprising that the hot spring hotel has catered for some of Japan’s most famed ancient samurai and shōgun

Founded in 705 AD and now in its 52nd generation, Japan’s Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan is today the world’s oldest family business. With that sort of longevity, it’s not surprising that the hot spring hotel has catered for some of Japan’s most famed ancient samurai and shōgun.

 

 

 

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March 2, 2017

New World’s Adrian Cheng climbs succession ladder, Heineken results bolstered by Brexit, Euronext launches family business index

New World’s Adrian Cheng climbs succession ladder

Third-generation family member Adrian Cheng, 36, has been promoted to executive vice-chairman and general manager of New World Group – a possible signal of future succession plans.

The timing of the announcement was downplayed as a coincidence by Cheng who for the first time presented the six monthly results for the Hong Kong-based property behemoth.

New World Group reported revenues for the six months to 31 December of HKD26.6 billion ($3.4 billion).

February 21, 2017

 A proposed $143 billion takeover of consumer giant Unilever by family-backed Kraft Heinz has been withdrawn less than 48 hours after the deal was first tabled.

A proposed $143 billion takeover of consumer giant Unilever by family-backed Kraft Heinz has been withdrawn less than 48 hours after the deal was first tabled.

Kraft Heinz made an initial offer on 17 February but withdrew it on 19 February with both companies issuing an unusual joint statement: “Unilever and Kraft Heinz hold each other in high regard. Kraft Heinz has the utmost respect for the culture, strategy and leadership of Unilever.”

September 21, 2016

US eco-friendly cleaning business Seventh Generation, owned by the Hollender family, has been snapped up by Dutch rival Unilever for an undisclosed sum.

US eco-friendly cleaning business Seventh Generation, owned by the Hollender family, has been snapped up by Dutch rival Unilever for an undisclosed sum.

The Vermont-based company, which produces sustainable, chlorine-free cleaning and toiletry products, was acquired as part of a drive by Unilever as it looks to increase its portfolio of natural products.

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.

May 10, 2016

If they were a sovereign state, the 13 largest wholly-owned family businesses in the US would have the 45th largest GDP in the world, despite having a population only slightly larger than Suriname.

May 10, 2016

From Koch Industries to Advance Publications, Campden Research has compiled the first-ever list of the Top 10 wholly-owned US family businesses – a group we’ve dubbed ‘The 100% Club’

May 6, 2016

From Blackmores to Wah Kwong Maritime Transport – we’ve scoured the globe for the A-Z of top family business leaders in 2016

Whether its family members taking over top leadership positions, or businesses who’ve beaten Apple in corporate reputation rankings, we’ve got the leaders steering their family businesses in innovative and interesting directions

February 26, 2016

Which bank does the best job providing finance and service to your family business? Those were the two simple, yet crucial, questions we set out to answer in an online survey of CampdenFB readers over the past two months. Below we’ve put banks in the order they were ranked for providing finance to family businesses.

Which bank does the best job providing finance and service to your family business? Those were the two simple, yet crucial, questions we set out to answer in an online survey of CampdenFB readers over the past two months. Below we’ve put banks in the order they were ranked for providing finance to family businesses. The figure in red indicates how they were ranked for service.

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