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November 1, 2002

Antonio Gallardo, Vice President of pharmaceutical group Almirall Prodesfarma, draws on his family’s experiences and identifies the keys to a successful merger of two family businesses

Barbara Murray is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Antonio Gallardo, Vice President of pharmaceutical group Almirall Prodesfarma, draws on his family's experiences and identifies the keys to a successful merger of two family businesses

November 1, 2002

Mariano Puig Planas, Chairman of Corporacion Puig, talks about the development of family business in Spain and the criteria for success.

Mariano Puig Planas, chairman of Corporacion Puig, talks about the development of family business in Spain and the criteria for success with Joachim Schwas, director of The IMD—Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch and Cie Family Business Center.

September 1, 2002

Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto is the Chairman of the Finnish company Onninen Oy, one of the leading technical wholesale companies in the Baltic Sea region. Maarit, a fourth generation family member, has been actively working in the family business since the late 1970s. Maarit is married to Ilkka, and has four children: Erik (16), Martina (14), Martti (8) and Henrik (5).

Maarit Toivanen-Koivisto is the Chairman of the Finnish company Onninen Oy, one of the leading technical wholesale companies in the Baltic Sea region. Maarit, a fourth generation family member, has been actively working in the family business since the late 1970s. Maarit is married to Ilkka, and has four children: Erik (16), Martina (14), Martti (8) and Henrik (5).

Monday

September 1, 2002

David Bartal’s book, The Empire, tells the story of a powerful Swedish family with controlling interests in most major areas of industry. But little is known about this publicity-shy dynasty and sources appear to be thin on the ground

Howard Muson is a USA-based writer who specialises in business management and corporate histories. He is also a research associate with Lansberg Gersick LLC in New Haven, Connecticut.

David Bartal's book, The Empire, tells the story of a powerful Swedish family with controlling interests in most major areas of industry. But little is known about this publicity-shy dynasty and sources appear to be thin on the ground

September 1, 2002

Selling the family business can be an emotionally taxing experience but vital for the future health of the company. However, private owners should consider the reasons for the sale before deciding on the best route

Maurice Smith is a business journalist with 20 years' experience in newspapers and broadcasting. He is the author of Great Scots in Family Business.

Selling the family business can be an emotionally taxing experience but vital for the future health of the company. However, private owners should consider the reasons for the sale before deciding on the best route

September 1, 2002

Fazer, one of Finland’s best known confectionery companies, has come a long way from its modest beginnings as a café in Helsinki, as fourth generation Majlen Fazer describes

Tarja Valde-Brown is senior communications consultant and deputy managing director at Eurofacts Oy, a Finnish public affairs and communications agency operating in the Baltic Sea region.

Fazer, one of Finland's best known confectionery companies, has come a long way from its modest beginnings as a café in Helsinki, as fourth generation Majlen Fazer describes

September 1, 2002

TS Group has been one of Finland’s leading pioneers in introducing new technology to newspaper production, and its subsidiary Hansaprint shows the value of a family-oriented approach

Päivi Hirvola is communications consultant at Eurofacts Oy, a Finnish public affairs and communications agency operating in the Baltic Sea region. Eurofacts is part of Fleishman-Hillard global communications network.

TS Group has been one of Finland's leading pioneers in introducing new technology to newspaper production, and its subsidiary Hansaprint shows the value of a family-oriented approach

September 1, 2002

Myllykoski may fight its battles in the international marketplace but behind it is the support of a robust and dedicated family, united in ownership and stewardship of its investment

Barbara Murray is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Myllykoski may fight its battles in the international marketplace but behind it is the support of a robust and dedicated family, united in ownership and stewardship of its investment

September 1, 2002

Innovative vision and strong values have guided GW Sohlberg through 125 years of mixed fortunes and unexpected surprises

Barbara Murray is Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Innovative vision and strong values have guided GW Sohlberg through 125 years of mixed fortunes and unexpected surprises

Family business success often comes at a price and many lessons have been learned by the four generations of Sohlbergs who built and shaped GW Sohlberg. The most notable of these lessons is to make sure meticulous plans for continuity are in place – with the understanding that unexpected events may put these plans into complete disarray.

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