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January 10, 2020

Pentland consolidates global Speedo portfolio ahead of Olympics, Heinrich Deichmann on family-funded growth and philanthropy, and family succeeds Georges Duboeuf, France’s “pope of Beaujolais”.

Pentland consolidates global Speedo portfolio ahead of Olympics

British family business Pentland Group has acquired Speedo North America for $170 million, ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the competition of many Speedo athletes.

The second-generation $3 billion group announced this week it had entered into a definitive agreement for the business with apparel company PVH Corp. Speedo International licensed the Speedo trademark to a PVH subsidiary for use in North America and the Caribbean.

January 7, 2020

Effective communication between generations is essential for family business longevity and succession, and it’s never too late for families to start, says Ron LaVelle, a trusted adviser to ultra-wealthy families in the Bay area at Seiler LLP.

LaVelle tells CampdenFB how families can get the basics right, from professionalising the family business and setting up the family office, to hiring and keeping the right people.

Effective communication between generations is essential for family business longevity and succession, and it’s never too late for families to start, says Ron LaVelle, a trusted adviser to ultra-wealthy families in the Bay area at Seiler LLP.

LaVelle tells CampdenFB how families can get the basics right, from professionalising the family business and setting up the family office, to hiring and keeping the right people.

December 19, 2019

Verena Bahlsen, next generation entrepreneur and co-founder of food innovation incubator HERMANN’S, is looking to drive her family’s business into the future. She spoke to Susan Lingeswaran about history, being disruptive, and preserving legacy.

Verena Bahlsen, next generation entrepreneur and co-founder of food innovation incubator HERMANN’S, is looking to drive her family’s business into the future. She spoke to Susan Lingeswaran about history, being disruptive, and preserving legacy.

November 26, 2019

More than half of family offices have a succession plan in place, up a remarkable 11 percentage points in a year, and most (28%) of next gens will take control of the family wealth in the next 11 plus years, at the average age of 45, says The Global Family Office Report 2019. However, the biggest challenge facing the majority (37%) of families is their discomfort in discussing the sensitive topic of succession planning.

More than half of family offices have a succession plan in place, up a remarkable 11 percentage points in a year, and most (28%) of next gens will take control of the family wealth in the next 11 plus years, at the average age of 45, says The Global Family Office Report 2019. However, the biggest challenge facing the majority (37%) of families is their discomfort in discussing the sensitive topic of succession planning.

November 21, 2019

Succession by virtue of birth and family dynamics is a phenomenon that occurs quite frequently. We see it on the news or because it is happening in the organisation we work for, or simply because it’s happening in our family owned business. The successor is handed over the reins of the business, but can he or she run the business? What are the factors that determine the success of the succession? Can this be left to chance or “It runs in the blood” factor?

Succession by virtue of birth and family dynamics is a phenomenon that occurs quite frequently. We see it on the news or because it is happening in the organisation we work for, or simply because it’s happening in our family owned business. The successor is handed over the reins of the business, but can he or she run the business? What are the factors that determine the success of the succession? Can this be left to chance or “It runs in the blood” factor?

It’s time for millennials to take up the mantle

November 12, 2019

John Gokongwei Jr, a Philippine billionaire who started his $5.7 billion family business empire by cycling around island towns selling snacks, has died aged 93.

John Gokongwei Jr, a Philippine billionaire who started his $5.7 billion family business empire by cycling around island towns selling snacks, has died aged 93.

Affectionately known as “Mr John”, the founder and chairman emeritus of the first Philippine multinational conglomerate was an “inspiration to entrepreneurs and businessmen around the nation, with his pioneering ideas, his strong work ethic, his passion, and perseverance,” JG Summit Holdings said in a statement.

November 10, 2019

Dr Paul Hokemeyer, the internationally renowned clinical and consulting psychotherapist, reveals the signs of mental health distress that business families should watch out for, why generations cannot expect the same attitudes from each other, and how succession led to a founder’s identity crisis and almost the collapse of the business.

Dr Paul Hokemeyer, the internationally renowned clinical and consulting psychotherapist, reveals the signs of mental health distress that business families should watch out for, why generations cannot expect the same attitudes from each other, and how succession led to a founder’s identity crisis and almost the collapse of the business.

October 29, 2019

Philippe J Weil, author and family office principal, has drawn from his personal and professional experience of dealing with families of wealth over 30 years to write his new book Woes of the Rich: Seeing Beyond the Money.

CampdenFB presents this extract from the book in which the author considers the real value and consequences of wealth—and what he counselled when money threatened to tear families apart.

Philippe J Weil, author and family office principal, has drawn from his personal and professional experience of dealing with families of wealth over 30 years to write his new book Woes of the Rich: Seeing Beyond the Money.

CampdenFB presents this extract from the book in which the author considers the real value and consequences of wealth—and what he counselled when money threatened to tear families apart.

October 28, 2019

A new book finds out why so many wealthy families do not transfer their assets properly to the next generation. Philippe J Weil, author and family office principal, says the answer to this question is fascinating, and doesn’t necessarily have to do with finance.

A new book finds out why so many wealthy families do not transfer their assets properly to the next generation. Philippe J Weil, author and family office principal, says the answer to this question is fascinating, and doesn’t necessarily have to do with finance.

CampdenFB: What inspired you to write Woes of the Rich: Seeing Beyond the Money?

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