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November 24, 2015

Former billionaire Dorothéa Steinbruch, whose family control steelmaker Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and lender Banco Fibra SA, died at the weekend aged 85.

Former billionaire Dorothéa Steinbruch, whose family control steelmaker Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and lender Banco Fibra SA, died at the weekend aged 85.

Steinbruch was the widow of Mendel Steinbruch, one of the founders of Brazilian textile business Vicunha Group, whose current chief executive officer is their son Ricardo. Their second son Benjamin is CEO of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional.

November 20, 2015

Universities remained the main destinations for multi-million dollar donations in 2014, despite a 8% drop in the total number of charitable gifts overall, according to a recently published study of donor trends in six regions around the world.

Universities remained the main destinations for multi-million dollar donations in 2014, despite a 8% drop in the total number of charitable gifts overall, according to a recently published study of donor trends in six regions around the world.

November 12, 2015

The bulk of successful family businesses place responsibility for succession planning with the board of directors, according to a new report, with shareholder councils and the chief executive the next most popular options.

The bulk of successful family businesses place responsibility for succession planning with the board of directors, according to a new report, with shareholder councils and the chief executive the next most popular options.

Preparing or procrastinating?, released by EY, also found that boards of directors are more likely to prioritise next generation education and preparation.

November 6, 2015

Spain’s Grifols condemned for moving treasury to Ireland; Forbes family sues Hong Kong investors over repayments; and Ubisoft posts lower than expected half-year results

Spain’s Grifols condemned for moving treasury to Ireland

Grifols, the Spanish family-owned pharmaceuticals firm, has drawn ire after revealing plans to move its treasury from Barcelona to Dublin just one week after the government announced a new business-friendly corporate tax category.

November 6, 2015

Millennials with an entrepreneurial spark have founded twice as many businesses as their counterparts in the Baby Boomer generation, according to a new report from BNP Paribas and Scorpio Partnership, with the overwhelming majority coming from family businesses themselves.

Millennials with an entrepreneurial spark have founded twice as many businesses as their counterparts in the Baby Boomer generation, according to a new report from BNP Paribas and Scorpio Partnership, with the overwhelming majority coming from family businesses themselves.

October 2, 2015

Family-owned Busch buys stake in Pfeiffer Vacuum; Former Luxottica CEO Andrea Guerra takes on Eataly; and Axel Springer to buy Business Insider for $343 million

Family-owned Busch buys stake in Pfeiffer Vacuum

German vacuum pump maker Busch, owned by the eponymous family, has bought a 15% stake in competitor Pfeiffer Vacuum for around €145 million ($161 million).

"As a long-term investor we see a financial investment in Pfeiffer Vacuum as an attractive opportunity to profit more from the potential of a market that we know well," second-gen Sami Busch, one of the company’s five managing partners, said in a statement.

September 18, 2015

An increasing number of family business leaders in same-sex relationships are sharing the responsibilities of the top spot with their partners, according to a new report that explores the changing face of the sector.

An increasing number of family business leaders in same-sex relationships are sharing the responsibilities of the top spot with their partners, according to a new report that explores the changing face of the sector.

September 11, 2015

We want to know what you, our readership, think of CampdenFB, both online and in print. That’s why we are conducting our regular reader survey. 

We want to know what you, our readership, think of CampdenFB, both online and in print. That’s why we are conducting our regular reader survey

August 21, 2015

Camargo Corrêa agrees to $30 million fine for price fixing; Lindt posts record half-year earnings; and Shoprite Holdings to open 35 new stores in Africa

Camargo Corrêa agrees to $30 million fine for price fixing

Brazilian engineering company Camargo Corrêa, controlled by the billionaire Carmargo sisters, has agreed to pay fines of $30 million after admitting to its role in a price fixing scandal.

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