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Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken

May 24, 2021

Heineken brews acquisition of South Africa’s Distell Group, Berlusconi family's Fininvest exits Mediobanca, Nathan Cummings Foundation calls for racial equality in impact investing.

Heineken brews acquisition of South Africa’s Distell Group

Family-owned Heineken, the world’s second-largest brewer, could buy a majority share of a unique $1.8 billion South African wine and spirits company, making the deal its second acquisition in 2021.

The fourth-generation Dutch beer maker confirmed last week it is in talks with Distell Group Holdings over a “potential transaction”. The $23.7 billion brewer added discussions were ongoing and there was no certainty an agreement would be reached.

October 21, 2019

CampdenFB celebrates in October the Top 75 leading lights in the family business and family office space over its 75 issues.

Last week we profiled the key ones-to-watch in the Emerging Markets of the world. We turned our attention to the inspirational figures in Asia-Pacific in the week before and the major players in the Americas at the start of this series. This week, for the fourth and final section, we focus on arguably the heart of the global community of multigenerational family businesses of wealth—Europe.

CampdenFB celebrates in October the Top 75 leading lights in the family business and family office space over its 75 issues. Last week we profiled the key ones-to-watch in the Emerging Markets of the world. We turned our attention to the inspirational figures in Asia-Pacific in the week before and the major players in the Americas at the start of this series. This week, for the fourth and final section, we focus on arguably the heart of the global community of multigenerational family businesses of wealth—Europe. 

February 20, 2019

Vincent Bollore to be replaced by son as Vivendi board member, Ikea eyes launch of sales platform that includes rival products, and Heineken posts rising profits on the back of strong sales boost.

Vincent Bollore to be replaced by son as Vivendi board member

Billionaire Vincent Bollore, who is currently under investigation for his business dealings in Africa, will step down from the board of French telecoms giant Vivendi and be replaced by his son Cyrille.

April 23, 2013

Billionaire Russians, commodity dealers and property magnates are pushing family business owners out of the list of the richest individuals in the UK, according to an analysis of the annual Sunday Times Rich List.

Billionaire Russians, commodity dealers and property magnates are pushing family business owners out of the list of the richest individuals in the UK, according to an analysis of the annual Sunday Times Rich List.

Out of the top 100 wealthiest individuals in the list, 40 were either owners of a family business or their fortune was connected to such a business. That compares to 53 individuals in last year’s list.

February 12, 2008

The UK government has been accused of bowing to pressure from the ultra high net worth foreigners who live in the UK after it clarified plans to issue a £30,000 annual charge for non-doms.

The UK government has been accused of bowing to pressure from the ultra high net worth foreigners who live in the UK after it clarified plans to issue a £30,000 annual charge for non-doms.

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