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November 15, 2021

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Rogers Communications won’t challenge court ruling on family boardroom battle

The Rogers family behind their eponymous $24 billion Canadian telecoms giant has been embroiled in a damaging public feud which could jeopardise a $26 billion merger with fellow family-controlled telecom company Shaw Communications.

December 14, 2011

Members of the Shaw family, which controls the eponymous media and communications giant, received hefty compensation packages over the last 12 months despite a series of setbacks hitting the family business.

Members of the Shaw family, which controls the eponymous media and communications giant, received hefty compensation packages over the last 12 months despite a series of setbacks hitting the family business.

Jim Shaw, who retired as chief executive in November 2010 from Shaw Communications, was paid CAD$26.73 million (€19.8 million) when he stepped down from the helm of the family-run firm.

June 15, 2011

Family businesses are alive and well in the US, with the top 100 generating approximately $1.6 trillion to America’s $14.6 trillion GDP in 2010. Just under half of the top 100 are owned outright by the family, a higher proportion than in Europe, where Campden’s top 100 family business for the region found that less than a third were fully controlled by the family.

Family businesses are alive and well in the US, with the top 100 generating approximately $1.6 trillion to America’s $14.6 trillion GDP in 2010. Just under half of the top 100 are owned outright by the family, a higher proportion than in Europe, where Campden’s top 100 family business for the region found that less than a third were fully controlled by the family.

April 26, 2011

The family behind media giant Shaw Communications announced on 20 April that it has increased its stake in the company by purchasing over one million Class B non-voting shares.

The family behind media giant Shaw Communications announced on 20 April that it has increased its stake in the company by purchasing over one million Class B non-voting shares.

The group, controlled by the founding Shaw family, said in a statement that the family had bought the publicly traded shares, but did not reveal how much they paid for the purchase. Following this transaction, the Shaw family will own more than 51 million (8.3%) Class A and Class B shares, and said that they will continue to buy more shares on a regular basis.

June 25, 2010

Shaw Communications, the family-controlled media giant, won court approval for its proposed takeover of Canwest Global’s broadcasting arm on Wednesday after amending its offer to include a $10.6 million payout to shareholders, including Canwest’s founding family.

Shaw Communications, the family-controlled media giant, won court approval for its proposed takeover of Canwest Global's broadcasting arm on Wednesday after amending its offer to include a $10.6 million payout to shareholders, including Canwest's founding family.
 

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