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September 1, 2006

It is rarely a straightforward process and almost always a stressful one. Julian Lewis offers a few useful tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of selling your family business while, at the same time, negotiating the most profitable sale

Julian Lewis is head of the London Corporate Team at Halliwells, a UK law firm. He specialises in the sale of privately-owned businesses.

It is rarely a straightforward process and almost always a stressful one. Julian Lewis offers a few useful tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of selling your family business while, at the same time, negotiating the most profitable sale

September 1, 2006

Boeing’s Alan Mulally has accepted perhaps the most dangerous job in big business as CEO of Ford. Can he fix the besieged autos giant – or has he just been drafted in to take the heat off Bill and the family? Melanie Stern reports

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

Boeing's Alan Mulally has accepted perhaps the most dangerous job in big business as CEO of Ford. Can he fix the besieged autos giant – or has he just been drafted in to take the heat off Bill and the family? Melanie Stern reports

September 1, 2006

How do you inspire a generation with its own career aspirations and dreams to want to join and lead the family business? That’s the task for Chinese sauces giant Lee Kum Kee, as David Lee tells Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business.

How do you inspire a generation with its own career aspirations and dreams to want to join and lead the family business? That's the task for Chinese sauces giant Lee Kum Kee, as David Lee tells Melanie Stern

September 1, 2006

In the past ten years, cocktails have made a comeback – and it’s in no small part due to a spirits company with ten generations behind it. Suzy Bibko talks unconventional marketing with the Nolet family and how it has paid off in the success of their Ketel One Vodka

Suzy Bibko  is editor of Families in Business.

In the past ten years, cocktails have made a comeback – and it's in no small part due to a spirits company with ten generations behind it. Suzy Bibko talks unconventional marketing with the Nolet family and how it has paid off in the success of their Ketel One Vodka

September 1, 2006

GMR Group was founded just 30 years ago by G M Rao. Through its energy, transportation and charitable initiatives, Suzy Bibko discovers that it is helping create a stronger India – and building a sound family business infrastructure at the same time

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

GMR Group was founded just 30 years ago by G M Rao. Through its energy, transportation and charitable initiatives, Suzy Bibko discovers that it is helping create a stronger India – and building a sound family business infrastructure at the same time

September 1, 2006

Howard Coffin had a vision – Sea Island was the perfect location to build the most luxurious resort in the country. He didn’t live to realise his dream, but fourth generation member Bill Jones III carries the mantle. It’s a hard job but someone has to do it... discovers Suzy Bibko

Suzy Bibko is editor of Families in Business.

Howard Coffin had a vision – Sea Island was the perfect location to build the most luxurious resort in the country. He didn't live to realise his dream, but fourth generation member Bill Jones III carries the mantle. It's a hard job but someone has to do it... discovers Suzy Bibko

September 1, 2006

At 72 years of age, Nils Larson thought it was too soon to begin the transition of his family’s publishing house to the fourth generation.

At 72 years of age, Nils Larson thought it was too soon to begin the transition of his family's publishing house to the fourth generation. He believed no-one in the business was qualified to take over his duties as publisher and CEO. Despite the urgings of family members on the company's board, Mr Larson took solace in the fact that his good friend and general practice attorney, Fred Wertheimer, was not pressing him to act.

September 1, 2006

The resignation that fractured the Murdoch dynasty has been the subject of intense media scrutiny. Melanie Stern sifts through the cuttings and finds that this private drama made public reveals that succession is one of the most incendiary of issues

Melanie stern is section editor of Families in Business

The resignation that fractured the Murdoch dynasty has been the subject of intense media scrutiny. Melanie Stern sifts through the cuttings and finds that this private drama made public reveals that succession is one of the most incendiary of issues

July 1, 2006

International expansion of a family business raises all sorts of questions in the boardroom. But just how do shareholders factor in increasing capital demands while striving to retain family values? Mark Dye reports on the complexities of globalisation

Mark Dye is a freelance journalist based in London.

International expansion of a family business raises all sorts of questions in the boardroom. But just how do shareholders factor in increasing capital demands while striving to retain family values? Mark Dye reports on the complexities of globalisation

There are two sides to every story and this is no different when it comes to family businesses looking at international growth. While there is excitement at the prospect of the opportunity and potential such a foray brings, it can be tempered by potential problems.

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