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October 4, 2022

From early tech pioneer to hugely successful angel investor and passionate philanthropist, Israeli innovator David Assia continues to push boundaries, making massive returns and life-changing advances along the way. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, he talks about when to evolve, when to disrupt and when to walk away…

Talking from his study in Tel Aviv, it’s clear that David Assia is as engaged and impassioned as when he first stepped into the business world – perhaps even more so.

It’s not for nothing that, in his home country of Israel, he’s famously known as Mr High-Tech, driven as he is to push innovation further and beyond.

“I like it,” Assia says of his nickname. “But I would say it should be shared with at least another dozen people who had the same vision and will to make changes.”

September 21, 2022

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, entrepreneur, philanthropist and adventurer Per Wimmer discusses how his life and experiences have led to the formation of seven simple rules in which to flourish, evolve and make a difference.

Taking even a cursory glance at Per Wimmer’s list of accolades and achievements, one can clearly identify a relentless drive to explore and innovate. A successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, financier, author, conservationist, adventurer and astronaut, he has a restless desire to keep pushing forwards.

August 25, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Patrick Drahi is cleared to retain his 18% stake in BT; Brazilian orange juice billionaire José Luis Cutrale passes away aged 75; and Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa acquires an Israeli tech firm for $60 million.

Patrick Drahi cleared to retain his 18% stake in BT
Following an investigation under the new National Security and Investment Act, Kwasi Kwarteng, England's Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has announced that he will now not be blocking French-Israeli billionaire Patrick Drahi from increasing his stake in telecommunications giant BT.

August 1, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Bernie Ecclestone's daughter offers a $7.2 million reward for stolen jewellery; tech tycoon Jack Ma plans to transfer control of the fintech giant Ant Group; and Yang Huiyan, Asia's richest woman, loses half her wealth in China's property crisis.

Bernie Ecclestone's daughter offering $7.2 million reward for stolen jewellery
Tamara Ecclestone, the daughter of British billionaire and ex-Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone, has made a public offer of up to $7.2 million for information leading to the recovery of jewellery worth more than $31 million.

July 25, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Shipping billionaire Rodolphe Saade opposes a French windfall tax plan; Zara founder Amancio Ortega buys a luxury New York apartment building for $500 million; and ancient artifacts seized from US billionaire Michael Steinhardt are returned to Italy.

Shipping billionaire Rodolphe Saade opposes French windfall tax plan
Rodolphe Saade, the billionaire head of multi-generational family-owned shipping giant CMA CGM SA, has vocally opposed a plan by French lawmakers to impose a windfall tax on corporate profits to moderate the impact of inflation.

CMA CGM SA, the world’s third-largest container carrier, has seen its profits rise dramatically following strong global demand for consumer goods resulting in shipping rates being raised more than ten-fold during the Covid-19 pandemic.

July 5, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, tributes are paid to Indian billionaire Pallonji Mistry; the family owned OCU Group sells to Triton Partners in a £400 million deal; and Brazilian billionaire Alberto Safra aims to offload his stake in his family empire.

Tributes paid to Indian billionaire Pallonji Mistry
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has led tributes to construction tycoon Pallonji Mistry following his passing at the age of 93.

“[I am] saddened by the passing of Shri Pallonji Mistry,” Modi said on Twitter. “He made monumental contributions to the world of commerce and industry. My condolences to his family, friends and countless well-wishers.”

June 16, 2022

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, David G. Wilson talks about growing up in the family that created the James Bond movie franchise and how he’s pushing things forward into gaming, Web3, the metaverse and beyond – cementing his reputation as an astute custodian of the family wealth.

As the 'shirtsleeves-to-shirtsleeves curse’ would have it, 70% of ultra-high net worth families lose their fortune by the second generation, while an astonishing 90% squander it by the third generation. That’s a lot of hard-earned inherited wealth misplaced due to poor preparedness and lack of vision.

May 30, 2022

A third-generation member of hotels and residential development businesses, Doris Sommavilla talks exclusively to Campden FB about family legacy, increasing diversity and planning for the future…

Having felt the aftershocks of her grandfather’s unprepared succession and experienced first-hand the effects of her father’s sudden passing, Doris Sommavilla knows all too well how poor governance can threaten the future of a family business.

A third-generation member of hotels and residential development businesses, Doris’ Italian family have invested their wealth in hospitality, entertainment, residential projects and beyond in Italy, Eastern Europe, and the United States.

May 16, 2022

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, FOM Real Estate founder Prof. Reinhard Walter and his son Victor Von Waldberg talk about the practicalities of working together, utilising the next-gen mindset and plans for succession.

25 years ago, almost to the day, German lawyer and entrepreneur Prof. Reinhard Walter founded FOM Real Estate GmbH with architect Rainer Dombrowski. Having developed a reputation for astute acquisitions and forward-thinking corporate design (they constructed the German headquarters of Microsoft, T-Online, Allianz and many more), the firm grew into one of the country’s leading players in the commercial real estate sector.

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