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November 15, 2007

Delta Two has informed Sainsbury's that it will not proceed with an offer for the share capital in the UK supermarket giant

Delta Two has informed Sainsbury's that it will not proceed with an offer for the share capital in the UK supermarket giant. It had originally been proposing a €14.8 billion takeover of the firm.

Commenting on the news, Sainsbury's said that "the company continues to have great potential under the leadership of its strong management team" and that it was committed to completing the Making Sainsbury's Great Again recovery plan to improve its sales.

November 2, 2007

A new law could see a wave of family business IPOs in the UAE, but analysts and legal experts say the change is also an incremental step toward a much needed modernisation of the region’s business climate. Andrea Chipman reports …

Andrea Chipman is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

A new law could see a wave of family business IPOs in the UAE, but analysts and legal experts say the change is also an incremental step toward a much needed modernisation of the region's business climate. Andrea Chipman reports …

A recent change in the law on IPOs in the UAE could provide a much-needed catalyst to open up local family businesses to foreign shareholders and more broadly increase liquidity in Gulf equity markets.

November 1, 2007

Brewery giants Heineken, owned by the Heineken family, and Carlsberg have formed a consortium in order to make a proposal offer to fellow brewery group Scottish & Newcastle

Brewery giants Heineken, owned by the Heineken family, and Carlsberg have formed a consortium in order to make a proposal offer to fellow brewery group Scottish & Newcastle (S&N).

The S&N board has rejected the initial offer of 720p per share and has refused to enter into any discussions with the consortium.

The consortium has said in a statement that it "strongly believes that its proposal is strategically compelling and that a recommended transaction is in the best interests of S&N's shareholders."

November 1, 2007

In the past few years Brazil has become one of the fastest growing emerging markets in the world. Rodrigo Amaral analyses what impact this has had on the country’s family businesses and the unprecedented rise of the IPO …

Rodrigo Amaral is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

In the past few years Brazil has become one of the fastest growing emerging markets in the world. Rodrigo Amaral analyses what impact this has had on the country's family businesses and the unprecedented rise of the IPO …

November 1, 2007

In this article, the first of the new Families in Business debate section, Dennis Jaffe argues the benefits owners can expect from selling while Tom Davidow fights for the non-sale corner and keeping the business together for the next generation

Dennis Jaffe is a founding partner of Relative Solutions.
Tom Davidow is founder and principal of Thomas D Davidow & Associates, based in Brookline, MA.

In this article, the first of the new Families in Business debate section, Dennis Jaffe argues the benefits owners can expect from selling while Tom Davidow fights for the non-sale corner and keeping the business together for the next generation

Yes – seriously consider selling

November 1, 2007

Delta Two has informed UK supermarket Sainsbury's that it is seeking increased funding of approximately £500 million of additional equity in respect of the proposed acquisition of Sainsbury's

Delta Two has informed UK supermarket Sainsbury's that it is seeking increased funding of approximately £500 million of additional equity in respect of the proposed acquisition of Sainsbury's. The original offer price was 600p per share in cash.
 
Delta Two has entered into discussions with the Qatar Investment Authority to secure the extra money. However, Sainsbury's, whose founding family controls 18%, has said "there can be no certainty that such funding will be forthcoming and, therefore, no certainty that an offer will be made."

September 1, 2007

“I’ve sold my family business – now what?” The deal is done but the ordeal is not. Ed Lazar explains how the personal change for the owner is only beginning and how families should be prepared for what comes their way in the aftermath of a business sale

Ed Lazar is president of Threshold Group, a multi-family office headquartered in Gig Harbor, WA.

"I've sold my family business – now what?" The deal is done but the ordeal is not. Ed Lazar explains how the personal change for the owner is only beginning and how families should be prepared for what comes their way in the aftermath of a business sale

September 1, 2007

Cross-border deals are on the rise and nowhere is this more clear than in Europe. Giovanni Amodeo looks at family businesses, both public and private, to see how they coped with the multiple challenges this particular M&A trend generates

Giovanni Amodeo is the editor of wealthmonitor.

Cross-border deals are on the rise and nowhere is this more clear than in Europe. Giovanni Amodeo looks at family businesses, both public and private, to see how they coped with the multiple challenges this particular M&A trend generates

September 1, 2007

Any acquisition undertaken is a risk – even more so when the company has innovations and ideas that are new to your business. Andrew Murray-Watson looks at family businesses that have taken the plunge and what can be learned from these transactions

Andrew Murray-Watson is business editor of The Independent on Sunday.

Any acquisition undertaken is a risk – even more so when the company has innovations and ideas that are new to your business. Andrew Murray-Watson looks at family businesses that have taken the plunge and what can be learned from these transactions

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