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November 7, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Lord Alli is named as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company; a three-member CEO board is announced to lead Red Bull after the death of co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz; and Wu Yajun steps down as chair for real estate developer Longfor Properties.

Lord Alli named as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company
Lord Waheed Alli, the former head of children's media group Chorion and online fashion retailer Koovs, has stepped up as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company (MAC), a listed company targeting takeovers in the creative industries.

October 28, 2022

Helping the next generation learn leadership skills is possible in a virtual world. But it’s harder and we need to work harder at it, says Mark Essex.

Leading teams in a virtual world is harder. It requires effort, concentration and planning. But, for business leaders passing on their experience gained over a lifetime, it’s an investment. And the return is higher for family businesses.

October 24, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, tributes are paid to billionaire Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz; Bernard Arnault sells his private jet to avoid climate activists tracking him; and Sir Richard Branson is invited to take part in a Singapore death penalty debate.

Tributes paid to billionaire Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has led tributes to Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who has passed away aged 78 after a long battle with cancer.

Austria's richest person with a fortune estimated by Forbes at $27.4 billion, the entrepreneur built the energy drink into one of the most recognisable brands in the world with influence across the worlds of sport and culture.

October 14, 2022

In a tight labour market where talent is scarce, family business should make a virtue of their optionality and flexibility on this issue to attract talent, says Mark Essex.

The invention of email is 51 years old and has been a staple tool of office workers for at least 25 years. However, in that time we still haven’t really adopted a set of ubiquitous norms; we still receive hundreds of messages a day and use basically the same workflow for “Fancy a brew” as “Please see attached a multi-million pound contract”.

October 11, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Francois Pinault’s brand merger raises concerns from family winemakers; David Armstrong leads a bid to save Wasps Rugby Club; and hip-hop billionaire Jay-Z invests In a robotic pizza startup.

Francois Pinault’s brand merger raises concerns from family winemakers
The family of Francois Pinault, the billionaire owner of luxury brand Kering, have reportedly incurred the ire of French winemakers following the news that the Pinault-owned Artémis Domaines is merging with Champagne manufacturers Maisons & Domaines Henriot.

October 4, 2022

From early tech pioneer to hugely successful angel investor and passionate philanthropist, Israeli innovator David Assia continues to push boundaries, making massive returns and life-changing advances along the way. In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, he talks about when to evolve, when to disrupt and when to walk away…

Talking from his study in Tel Aviv, it’s clear that David Assia is as engaged and impassioned as when he first stepped into the business world – perhaps even more so.

It’s not for nothing that, in his home country of Israel, he’s famously known as Mr High-Tech, driven as he is to push innovation further and beyond.

“I like it,” Assia says of his nickname. “But I would say it should be shared with at least another dozen people who had the same vision and will to make changes.”

September 22, 2022

On the heels of Campden Wealth's Forum in Bermuda this past summer, Campden FB caught up with long-time member Edward Allanby. Having spent 20 years living in and welcoming family offices to Bermuda, Edward guides us through the many reasons why the North Atlantic island is the place to be...

There are myriad reasons to move to Bermuda - an archipelago of 181 islands totalling 21 square miles and surrounded by pink sand beaches and palm trees, the island is rich in culture, local and international cuisines and natural beauty, with a sub-tropical climate and temperatures that rarely drop below 55°F or exceed 90°F. The island offers one of the highest standards of living in the world, one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, a top-tier healthcare system and access to excellent schools.

September 21, 2022

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, entrepreneur, philanthropist and adventurer Per Wimmer discusses how his life and experiences have led to the formation of seven simple rules in which to flourish, evolve and make a difference.

Taking even a cursory glance at Per Wimmer’s list of accolades and achievements, one can clearly identify a relentless drive to explore and innovate. A successful entrepreneur, philanthropist, financier, author, conservationist, adventurer and astronaut, he has a restless desire to keep pushing forwards.

July 19, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Teddy Sagi launches a £1.5 billion sale of London’s Camden Market; Bill Gates vows to drop off the world's richest list; and Zimbabwe’s richest man Strive Masiyiwa is raising $500 million for his digital business expansion.

Teddy Sagi launches £1.5 billion sale of London’s Camden Market
Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi has initiated a discreet sale of London’s Camden Market, hoping to gather bids of more than £1.5 billion for the area famed for its stalls, bars and eateries.  

According to The Financial Times, Sagi has appointed financial adviser Rothschild & Co to deal with the sale.

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