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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.

May 4, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, climate activist billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes acquires 11% of Australian power company AGL Energy; Amancio Ortega’s family office buys a Glasgow office development for £215 million; and BrewDog boss James Watt plans to give away 20% of his personal stake to staff.

Climate activist billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes acquires shares in Australian power company
Tech tycoon and climate activist Mike Cannon-Brookes has bought an 11.28% stake in AGL Energy in an attempted block of a demerger, that would see Australia’s biggest power producer split into two companies.

January 14, 2022

Canadian multi family office Northwood is acquired by CI Financial, Inditex owner Amancio Ortega buys up a key piece of Toronto real-estate and hedge fund billionaire Alan Howard gets into the esports game.

CI Financial acquires Canadian multi family office Northwood

Northwood, the privately-owned boutique Canadian family office, has agreed to a sale to investment management firm CI Financial Corp.

One of the first multi-family offices established in Canada, the Toronto-based Northwood, which co-ordinates the financial, investment and personal affairs of Canadian and global families, manages approximately $2.2 billion of investment assets and $9 billion net worth.

December 6, 2021

Zara owner Inditex names Ortega heiress as chairwoman, Gucci heirs fire back at “hooligan” portrayal in House of Gucci, Formula One pioneer Sir Frank Williams’s legacy remembered.

Zara owner Inditex names Ortega heiress as chairwoman

Marta Ortega Perez, youngest daughter of billionaire Inditex founder Amancio Ortega, says she will build upon her parents’ legacy and balance innovation and heritage as she prepares to head the world’s largest apparel retailer.

July 30, 2021

Porsche family joins billionaire space race with rocket investment, Amancio Ortega’s Inditex fortunes fall and rise with Covid-19 restrictions, Weston family puts Selfridges on the auction block for $5.5 billion.

Porsche family joins billionaire space race with rocket investment

The Porsche family is backing the European rocket launch startup Isar Aerospace Technologies with an eye on the spin-off innovations from easier access to space.

September 17, 2020

Deepening digital strategy boosts Inditex coronavirus recovery, Mars principal leads charge to overhaul capitalism with social purpose, Billionaire Chuck Feeney goes broke after going big in philanthropy.

Deepening digital strategy boosts Inditex coronavirus recovery

Online sales turbo-charged a V-shaped coronavirus recovery into profit for the digitally innovative Ortega family-owned Spanish fashion giant Inditex, best known for its high street chain Zara.

October 21, 2019

CampdenFB celebrates in October the Top 75 leading lights in the family business and family office space over its 75 issues.

Last week we profiled the key ones-to-watch in the Emerging Markets of the world. We turned our attention to the inspirational figures in Asia-Pacific in the week before and the major players in the Americas at the start of this series. This week, for the fourth and final section, we focus on arguably the heart of the global community of multigenerational family businesses of wealth—Europe.

CampdenFB celebrates in October the Top 75 leading lights in the family business and family office space over its 75 issues. Last week we profiled the key ones-to-watch in the Emerging Markets of the world. We turned our attention to the inspirational figures in Asia-Pacific in the week before and the major players in the Americas at the start of this series. This week, for the fourth and final section, we focus on arguably the heart of the global community of multigenerational family businesses of wealth—Europe. 

August 29, 2018

Family businesses in Spain played a vital role in helping to limit the sharp rise in unemployment during the country’s prolonged slump, and are now seeing their fortunes improve as the economy continues to recover

Family businesses in Spain played a vital role in helping to limit the sharp rise in unemployment during the country’s prolonged slump, and are now seeing their fortunes improve as the economy continues to recover

Spain was among the Eurozone countries hit hardest by the economic crisis in 2008, its GDP shrinking by 10% over five years. At the same time, the lines of those searching for work lengthened dramatically and when the country was at its lowest ebb, the unemployment rate was well above 25%.

June 13, 2013

Amancio Ortega's Inditex struggled to match last year's growth in the first quarter of its fiscal 2013, H&M's second quarter sales shrank, while Remy Cointreau posted strong results. 

Amancio Ortega's Inditex struggled to match last year's growth in the first quarter of its fiscal 2013, H&M's second quarter sales shrank, while Remy Cointreau posted strong results.

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