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October 7, 2010

Prada, the Italian fashion house controlled by the husband and wife team of Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, are looking at tapping the public markets to raise money for expansion and alleviate debt.

Prada, the Italian fashion house controlled by the husband and wife team of Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, are looking at tapping the public markets to raise money for expansion and alleviate debt.
 
Reports said Prada is considering listing in Hong Kong as the company targets strong growth in China, likely to be the biggest luxury market in the world in the next five years.
 

July 1, 2010

Family-controlled Ford Motor Co has announced it is reducing its debt by more than $4 billion in order to further strengthen its balance sheet.

Family-controlled Ford Motor Co has announced it is reducing its debt by more than $4 billion in order to further strengthen its balance sheet.

The US-based business, the only US automaker not to receive state aid to stave of bankruptcy during the financial crisis, is retiring debt owed to the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, whose members count on the Trust for their health care benefits, ahead of schedule.

June 18, 2010

Wealthy families around the world may appear to be facing a barrage of tax increases, but there is positive news if you look carefully, writes Selwyn Parker.

Wealthy families around the world may appear to be facing a barrage of tax increases, but there is positive news if you look carefully, writes Selwyn Parker.

June 16, 2010

With the volatility in stockmarkets and the ongoing sovereign debt problems, wealthy families and their family offices are not alone in wondering how the current problems will resolve themselves, writes Marc Smith.

With the volatility in stockmarkets – has there been a satisfactory answer as to why the Dow Jones dropped 1,000 points in 20 minutes last month? – and the ongoing sovereign debt problems, wealthy families and their family offices are not alone in wondering how the current problems will resolve themselves, writes Marc Smith.

May 5, 2010

David Craik reports on the options currently open to families looking to raise finance for their companies

David Craik reports on the options currently open to families looking to raise finance for their companies.

January 7, 2010

While many of the English Premier League’s top football clubs enter 2010 laden with debt, Abu Dhabi’s ruling family has ensured Manchester City is not one of them. The club announced on Tuesday its family owners have converted £305 million of loans into equity before buying shares of just under £90 million, effectively removing a large proportion of the club’s debt.

While many of the English Premier League's top football clubs enter 2010 laden with debt, Abu Dhabi's ruling family has ensured Manchester City is not one of them. The club announced on Tuesday its family owners have converted £305 million of loans into equity before buying shares of just under £90 million, effectively removing a large proportion of the club's debt.

October 26, 2009

Are you an inflation bear or bull? The global investment community can be roughly divided between those who see little real inflation risk – often pointing to the record level of excess capacity in world’s economies as measured by the “output gap” – and those who believe that although many regions are currently experiencing deflation, inflation will return with a vengeance.

Are you an inflation bear or bull? The global investment community can be roughly divided between those who see little real inflation risk – often pointing to the record level of excess capacity in world's economies as measured by the "output gap" – and those who believe that although many regions are currently experiencing deflation, inflation will return with a vengeance.

January 1, 2007

In the search for long-term growth, companies today have to consider more than debt financing. With private equity experiencing unprecedented growth, you may require a partner with strategic expertise to help you expand. Marc Smith weighs up the options

Marc Smith is deputy editor of Families in Business.

In the search for long-term growth, companies today have to consider more than debt financing. With private equity experiencing unprecedented growth, you may require a partner with strategic expertise to help you expand. Marc Smith weighs up the options

The announcement that United Biscuits (UB) is to sell up to a consortium of private equity groups is just one of the latest movements in a trend that is giving CEOs around the world some serious food for thought.

November 1, 2003

We asked family offices to tell us what they thought the most interesting alternative investment products for their clients were. Melanie Stern summarises the top four responses

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

We asked family offices to tell us what they thought the most interesting alternative investment products for their clients were. Melanie Stern summarises the top four responses

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