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July 21, 2016

Five of the world’s largest family businesses in the top 20 of the new Fortune Global 500 have seen their combined revenues slump by more than $74.5 billion compared to last year.

Five of the world’s largest family businesses in the top 20 of the new Fortune Global 500 have seen their combined revenues slump by more than $74.5 billion compared to last year.

The 2015 fiscal year impacted the bottom lines of Volkswagen, Toyota Motor, Samsung Electronics, and EXOR Group by almost 6% with not even Walmart, controlled by the Walton family, immune from sales falling for the first time, Fortune reported.

Berkshire Hathaway was the exception to the rule, with revenue up by more than 7%.

May 20, 2016

Heineken set to announce $146m F1 sponsorship deal; Lotte founder refuses mental competence evaluation; and Berkshire Hathaway buys stake in Apple

Heineken set to announce $146m F1 sponsorship deal

Dutch family brewer Heineken, owned by the eponymous family, is rumoured to have agreed to a new $146 million sponsorship deal with Formula One following a sensational win by Dutch racer Max Verstappen last week.

At the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona, 18-year-old Verstappen became the youngest winner in F1 history at the Spanish Grand Prix and has been tipped as a future world champion, sparking the interest of the Dutch brewer.

December 24, 2014

A messy divorce, impact investing, and Indonesian rich lists – these were just some of the themes that kept CampdenFB readers hooked during 2014. Below we’ve listed the most read stories of the year.

A messy divorce, impact investing, and Indonesian rich lists – these were just some of the themes that kept CampdenFB readers hooked during 2014. Below we’ve listed the most read stories of the year.

1.    Berkshire Hathaway offers long-term alternative for family offices

October 24, 2014

Charlie Munger, one of the world’s top investors and vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, has made a significant gift to theoretical physics, donating $65 million to the University of California Santa Barbara.

Charlie Munger, one of the world’s top investors and vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, has made a significant gift to theoretical physics, donating $65 million to the University of California Santa Barbara.

The gift, the largest in the university’s history, will contribute to a residence for visiting scientists with informal living and work areas to foster impromptu discussion.

October 3, 2014

Inditex joins forces with Alibaba to boost Chinese sales; Berkshire Hathaway buys Van Tuyl car dealership; and Reliance Communications aims to reduce debt with 4G.

Inditex joins forces with Alibaba to boost Chinese sales; Berkshire Hathaway buys Van Tuyl car dealership; and Reliance Communications aims to reduce debt with 4G.

Inditex joins forces with Alibaba to boost Chinese sales

Family-controlled clothing empire Inditex has announced plans to join forces with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings in order to gain a stronger foothold in the country.

August 18, 2014

Shares in US holding company Berkshire Hathaway could provide an “interesting alternative” for family offices that are currently turning to private equity funds and direct deals for long-term returns, a private investment adviser says.

Shares in US holding company Berkshire Hathaway could provide an “interesting alternative” for family offices that are currently turning to private equity funds and direct deals for long-term returns, a private investment adviser says.

Last week voting stock in the company, headed by Warren Buffett, surpassed $200,000 a piece. The next most expensive stock on the US market is Seaboard Corp, says financial data company FactSet, selling for a meagre $2,883.

February 26, 2013

Family businesses across the world have been in the process of making some mouthwatering acquisitions over the past two weeks, with Henkel and Berkshire Hathaway making bold expansions. Meanwhile, PPR made some savvy divestments in Scandinavia.

Family businesses across the world have been in the process of making some mouthwatering acquisitions over the past two weeks, with Henkel and Berkshire Hathaway making bold expansions. Meanwhile, PPR made some savvy divestments in Scandinavia, the New York Times Company put its Boston Globe newspaper up for sale, and UK company Cosalt went into administration.

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May 9, 2012

Details of Berkshire Hathaway’s attempts to find and prepare a replacement for Warren Buffett are unlikely to be revealed any time soon, after shareholders voted against a proposal for formal annual updates on the company’s succession plans.

Details of Berkshire Hathaway’s attempts to find and prepare a replacement for Warren Buffett are unlikely to be revealed any time soon, after shareholders voted against a proposal for formal annual updates on the company’s succession plans.

The resolution, tabled by labour union AFL-CIO, was rejected with 672,000 votes against and 32,000 for.

February 27, 2012

Warren Buffett has chosen who will succeed him as chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, but the Sage of Omaha did not reveal his replacement's name.

Warren Buffett has chosen who will succeed him as chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, but the Sage of Omaha did not reveal his replacement's name.

The 81-year-old had previously indicated that the Buffett family’s involvement in the company would continue – saying his son Howard would likely take over as non-executive chairman of the Nebraska-based company.

But up until last weekend, it was not clear if there were any succession plans in place for the chief executive role.

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