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November 21, 2013

The son of Rupert Murdoch and second-gen deputy chief operating officer at 21st Century Fox, James Murdoch, has sold around a fifth of his shares in the entertainment company in a transaction valued at around $15 million.

The son of Rupert Murdoch and second-gen deputy chief operating officer at 21st Century Fox, James Murdoch, has sold around a fifth of his shares in the entertainment company in a transaction valued at around $15 million (€10.9 million).

It comes just two weeks after the company posted its first quarterly results as a standalone company, following its separation from News Corp.

November 20, 2013

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has quietly been transferring large parts of his family business empire to his six children over the past couple of months, according to media reports.

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has quietly been transferring large parts of his family business empire to his six children over the past couple of months, according to media reports.

In the most recent transaction, last month, he reportedly gave two of his daughters the majority of his shares in financial holding company Grupo Financiero Inbursa.

November 20, 2013

Second-generation conglomerate Doğan Holding started out in the automotive industry and now operates in several sectors. The company is optimistic about growth, but the delicate political situation in Turkey means the future won’t be without its difficulties.
 

Second-generation conglomerate Doğan Holding started out in the automotive industry and now operates in several sectors. The company is optimistic about growth, but the delicate political situation in Turkey means the future won’t be without its difficulties.

 

 

 

November 19, 2013

The British hotelier behind Radisson Blu Edwardian is facing off against his son in court this week, accusing the next-gen of failing to share the family wealth that he helped to build.

The British hotelier behind Radisson Blu Edwardian is facing off against his son in court this week, accusing the next-gen of failing to share the family wealth that he helped to build.

Bal Mohinder Singh, moved into the hotel business, along with his eldest son, Jasminder, shortly after immigrating to the UK in 1973, gradually buying a portfolio of landmark properties, including Savoy Court and the May Fair in central London.

November 18, 2013

Forbes is set to become the latest high-profile publication to leave family ownership, with its parent company, Forbes Media, confirming the business is up for sale.

Forbes is set to become the latest high-profile publication to leave family ownership, with its parent company, Forbes Media, confirming the business is up for sale.

In an email to staff on Friday, chief executive Mike Perlis – the first non-family member to run the company in its 96-year history – said it had hired bankers to “test the waters regarding a sale”.

According to the Wall St Journal, the company hopes the sale will yield more than $400 million.

November 18, 2013

Conglomerates founded in the years following the fall of the Ottoman Empire continue to dominate family business in Turkey today. CampdenFB examines the newly industrialised economy’s family business landscape.

Turkey’s family business sector is led by conglomerates, which represent some of the largest institutions in the transcontinental country. Family firms – of all sizes – represent 90% of the nation’s companies, and the largest of them all, Koç Holding, accounts for 9% of GDP.

November 13, 2013

Lagardere reports sales are down, while News Corp, Henkel and Richemont all saw net profits rise for the third quarter – despite currency fluctuations hitting revenues.

Lagardere reports sales are down, while News Corp, Henkel and Richemont all saw net profits rise for the third quarter – despite currency fluctuations hitting revenues.

Lagardere
French publishing, media and travel group Lagardere, controlled by the eponymous family, said sales were down 2.9% to €1.9 billion for the third quarter of 2013, and revenues for the first nine months of the year fell by 1.1% to €5.3 billion.

November 6, 2013

John Elkann heads one of the world’s biggest conglomerates. But he wants to be more than just another boss of a big multinational. He wants to change the world. CampdenFB reports.

John Elkann is on a mission. The fifth-generation owner and manager of one of the biggest industrial groups in the world wants capitalism to change. With his boyish face, soft voice, reserved – even diffident – style he might make an unlikely evangelist, but he is deadly serious.

October 31, 2013

Asian family businesses are not only making a difference to the sectors they operate in, but are also influencing the evolution of the family business model in Asia. CampdenFB takes a look at some of the fastest growing and most exciting.

Asian family businesses are not only making a difference to the sectors they operate in, but are also influencing the evolution of the family business model in Asia. CampdenFB takes a look at some of the fastest growing and most exciting.

 

 

Bakrie & Brothers
• FAMILY: Bakrie
• SECTOR: Commodities, telecommunications and property
• COUNTRY: Indonesia

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