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April 1, 2021

Elisabetta Fabri, family principal of the private Italian luxury hospitality group Starhotels, is helping women in business achieve their potential by launching a new vocational training initiative.

Elisabetta Fabri, family principal of the private Italian luxury hospitality group Starhotels, is helping women in business achieve their potential by launching a new vocational training initiative.

The programme was among the measures by the multi award-winning second-generation president and chief executive in response to the impacts of Covid-19 on the world’s hotel, travel and tourism industries.

February 15, 2021

While 2021 has started not unlike how much of 2020 played out, with Covid-19 infections continuing to spread and many countries reimplementing lockdown measures, the approval and rollout of various vaccines to combat the coronavirus has been an undeniable game-changer for markets. It's provided a clearer road map for a return to some form of normality, although the path ahead is still likely to remain bumpy, with continued uncertainties in the offing.

While 2021 has started not unlike how much of 2020 played out, with Covid-19 infections continuing to spread and many countries reimplementing lockdown measures, the approval and rollout of various vaccines to combat the coronavirus has been an undeniable game-changer for markets. It's provided a clearer road map for a return to some form of normality, although the path ahead is still likely to remain bumpy, with continued uncertainties in the offing.

November 9, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis obviously caught us off guard by the speed with which it spread and the force of the virus. We had to deal with it by adapting to a new environment and new ways of working. Countries in Europe are now learning to live with the virus, and its impact is not behind us by any means, and the coming months could be crucial for our industry.

Covid-19 has created challenges for performance and fundraising in the short term, but the longer-term prospects are strong and the capital shift to alternatives will continue, says Amundi Asset Management.

December 12, 2019

Pinault family’s Kering explores a Moncler takeover, Charles Koch and George Soros unite against the US war industry, and Blue Haven, Rockefeller and Ford foundations help launch an impact fund.

Pinault family’s Kering explores Moncler takeover

The rivalry between the Pinault and Arnault luxury family businesses appears to be intensifying with Kering in talks to acquire Moncler only weeks after LVMH bought Tiffany and Co for $16 billion.

January 4, 2018

JAB on coffee spending spree, Rolling Stone founder sells up, and Dolby family make record £85m donation to science.

JAB on coffee spending spree

German giant JAB Holding Company is on a caffeine spending spree, while fellow family coffee business Lavazza diversifies into on-demand video.

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), a subsidiary of JAB, which in turn controls the Reimann family’s assets, has made a cash offer for the issued ordinary shares of OldTown, a Malaysia-based halal coffee chain.

October 27, 2017

Hackers crack offshore law firm; Ferrero eats up Ferrara; and Kraft in peanut butter battle down under.

Hackers crack offshore law firm

Ultra-high net worth clients of a Bermuda-based law firm may be at risk of having their financial details exposed, as journalists investigate information stolen in a cyber-attack.

April 12, 2017

New research has discovered the 50 fastest expanding family businesses in the world have grown the hard way­­–“organically”–in the face of tough conditions in many large economies.

New research has discovered the 50 fastest expanding family businesses in the world have grown the hard way­­–“organically”–in the face of tough conditions in many large economies.

March 16, 2017

Pentland Group will hope its successful former investment in Reebok can be replicated with new acquisition, SeaVees. It turned a $77,000 in Reebok in 1981 into $770 million ten years later.

Pentland Group will hope its successful former investment in Reebok can be replicated with new acquisition, SeaVees.

The third-generation UK family business has bought a majority stake in Californian casual lifestyle sneaker brand SeaVees (pictured) for an undisclosed sum through its subsidiary Pentland Brands.

January 14, 2014

Japanese family-controlled drinks giant Suntory has vastly increased its global reach with a historic multi-billion dollar purchase of US whiskey business Beam Inc.

Japanese family-controlled drinks giant Suntory has vastly increased its global reach with a historic multi-billion dollar purchase of US whiskey business Beam Inc.

The $16 billion (€11.7 billion) deal, which still needs approval from Beam shareholders, would add famous US whiskey labels such as Jim Beam and Knob Creek, as well some European names including Courvoisier and Teachers, to Suntory’s stable of brands.

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