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Passion Investments

August 22, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Sir Jim Ratcliffe shows interest in buying Manchester United; the Harris family finalise a £300 million Butlins deal; and tributes are paid to veteran investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe interested in buying Manchester United football club
Lifelong Manchester United fan Sir Jim Ratcliffe is said to be interested in buying the Premier League team following reports that its current owners, the Glazer family, may be considering selling a minority stake in the club.

The British billionaire, who has a net worth of $7.18 billion, is the current chairman and chief executive of chemical company Ineos and owns cycling team Ineos Grenadiers, French Ligue 1 football team Nice and Swiss club FC Lausanne-Sport.

July 4, 2022

Raphael Roettgen, managing partner of E2MC Ventures, discusses how investing in space doesn’t have to be rocket science.

For many decades, space travel was only possible for government-funded initiatives. More recently, privately funded ventures have taken the step to boldly go where few have gone before. Now, it’s becoming increasingly more rewarding and affordable, and less risky, to invest in a host of off-world initiatives.

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.

June 14, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Mukesh Ambani makes a £5 billion bid to buy Boots; Billionaire Joe Tsai invests millions in Just Women's Sports; and Patrick Drahi’s proposed takeover of BT is expected to be blocked by the UK government.

Mukesh Ambani makes £5 billion bid to buy Boots
Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani has teamed up with American private equity company Apollo Global Management to make a £5 billion tender for the UK pharmacy retail giant Boots.

Ambani, who is the richest person in Asia and the seventh richest in the world (according to Forbes), has been working on a potential buyout for the high street chain since April through his Reliance Industries firm and is now placed for a formal takeover.

June 9, 2022

For more than 20 years, Frédéric de Mévius has run his family farm in Belgium based on organic, biodynamic and, more recently, regenerative principles. Here, he talks exclusively to Campden FB about sustainable agriculture and how this ‘passion project’ has influenced his investment strategies.

For more than 20 years, Frédéric de Mévius has run his family farm in Belgium based on organic and, more recently, biodynamic principles.

June 7, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Walmart heir Rob Walton aims to buy the Denver Broncos for a record price tag; Mike Ashley’s Fraser Group rescues UK fashion retailer Missguided; and Gautam Adani’s family office buys a Swiss building firm’s Indian interests.

Walmart heir Rob Walton aiming to buy Denver Broncos for record price tag
Rob Walton, the billionaire heir to the Walmart retail chain fortune, is targeting the purchase of the Denver Broncos American football team for a record-setting $4.5 billion.

According to Forbes, the winning bid hasn't yet been finalised, but it's expected to be announced later this month. If it does go ahead, the deal will be the biggest-ever acquisition of an NFL team.

May 31, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Tetra Pak heir Magnus Rausing finances a Hollywood production company; Trudy Busch Valentine discusses her US senate candidacy; and Akshata Murty develops a host of big-ticket investments.

Tetra Pak heir Magnus Rausing finances Hollywood production company
Magnus Rausing, the great-grandson of Tetra Pak packaging technology pioneer Ruben Andersson and heir to the multi-billion Tetra Laval fortune, has revealed his investment in Dark Dreams Entertainment, the production company owned by Magic Mike and I Am Number Four actor Alex Pettyfer.

March 23, 2022

The 9th-generation member of the Interbrew-owning family talks to Campden FB about organic farming, ethical investment and never wasting time.

A 9th-generation member of the Interbrew-owning family and the owner of a farm run on organic, biodynamic and regenerative principles, Frédéric de Mévius has seen first-hand the impact sustainable agricultural practices can have on the world.

March 17, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, property developer Nick Candy enlists a football legend for his Chelsea takeover bid; Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Khalifa buys a stake in an ethical fintech startup; and Dr. Kiran Patel expands his investment into electric vehicles.

Nick Candy enlists football icon Gianluca Vialli in Chelsea takeover bid

British luxury property developer Nick Candy has further bolstered his bid to buy embattled Premier League football club Chelsea by hiring the team’s former player-manager Gianluca Vialli as an advisor.

Candy, who, along with his brother Christian, has overseen such notable projects as London’s One Hyde Park and NoHo Square and Beverly Hills’s 9900 Wilshire, brought Vialli’s Tifosy Capital & Advisory on board ahead of the deadline for bids.

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