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April 20, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, François Pinault looks to acquire music streaming platform Deezer; Robert Kraft’s family donates $24 million to Harvard Business School; and Ashwin Damera invests in an Indian venture lending firm.

François Pinault looks to acquire music streaming platform Deezer
French businessman François Pinault [pictured left] is aiming to buy music streaming platform Deezer in a deal estimated at $1.6 billion.

The founder of the luxury group Kering and investment company Artémis, along with other founders of the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) I2PO, plans to take the company public if the deal goes ahead.

December 13, 2021

Maersk family expands into healthcare with Unilabs deal, Weston family sells Selfridges to Chirathivat family, Lonely billionaire Bill Gates shares The Giving Pledge with ex-wife Melinda.

Maersk family expands into healthcare with Unilabs deal

The family holding company best known for controlling the Danish shipping giant Maersk is making good on its plans to tackle global challenges head on by acquiring a Covid-19 test maker and diagnostics company.

December 11, 2021

Family offices in Asia-Pacific are fostering a newly energised enthusiasm for investments in the $1.9 trillion cryptocurrency market, ahead of European and North American counterparts, buoyed by pandemic-defying increases in wealth over the past 12 months.

Family offices in Asia-Pacific are fostering a newly energised enthusiasm for investments in the $1.9 trillion cryptocurrency market, ahead of European and North American counterparts, buoyed by pandemic-defying increases in wealth over the past 12 months.

November 15, 2021

Rogers Communications won’t challenge court ruling on family boardroom battle, Primark-owning Weston family plans overseas expansion, Li Ka-shing family bets on Bamford’s green hydrogen fund.

Rogers Communications won’t challenge court ruling on family boardroom battle

The Rogers family behind their eponymous $24 billion Canadian telecoms giant has been embroiled in a damaging public feud which could jeopardise a $26 billion merger with fellow family-controlled telecom company Shaw Communications.

November 10, 2021

Families generally agree with new Campden Wealth research which reveals impact investments delivered “solid financial returns” in 2020, despite Covid-19 disruption, but say more progress is needed in making robust the measurement of positive social change.

Families generally agree with new Campden Wealth research which reveals impact investments delivered “solid financial returns” in 2020, despite Covid-19 disruption, but say more progress is needed in making robust the measurement of positive social change.

October 15, 2021

Adiraj Gupta, the next generation co-founder of startup incubator Impact Launchpad, says interest in sustainability has increased among investors in the wake of Covid-19, but calls for greater co-ordination and data gathering to deliver real positive change.

Adiraj Gupta, the next generation co-founder of startup incubator Impact Launchpad, says interest in sustainability has increased among investors in the wake of Covid-19, but calls for greater co-ordination and data gathering to deliver real positive change.

The digital native entrepreneur said the transparency of blockchain and accurately being able to map actions to outcomes will go a long way in making a difference in sustainable and impact investing.

October 14, 2021

Siemon, a Dutch entrepreneur, has directed the same passion for sustainable and impact investments with PureTerra Ventures as he had in his lifelong career of IT deals.

Siemon, a Dutch entrepreneur, has directed the same passion for sustainable and impact investments with PureTerra Ventures as he had in his lifelong career of IT deals.

PureTerra’s mission is to enable technologies and entrepreneurs like Siemon to provide dramatic sustainable solutions which match the long-term interest of the global environment.

“I believe in the team, which is heavily invested in the fund themselves and are entrepreneurs,” Siemon said.

August 18, 2021

Over the last two years, I have interacted closely with a few Indian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and been both a donor as well as an adviser. My aim has been to enable “capacity building” in the NGOs so that they can scale faster, be cost efficient and make a large impact in the communities that they serve.

Over the last two years, I have interacted closely with a few Indian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and been both a donor as well as an adviser. My aim has been to enable “capacity building” in the NGOs so that they can scale faster, be cost efficient and make a large impact in the communities that they serve.

As a serial entrepreneur in startup businesses, my objectives have also been scale, cost efficiency and impact.

July 26, 2021

Indian diamond merchant Savji Dholakia says the trust of family, staff welfare and environmental, social and governance values are his priorities in his $1.2 billion family business, with finance and growth the “by-products” of his lifelong enterprise.

Indian diamond merchant Savji Dholakia says the trust of family, staff welfare and environmental, social and governance values are his priorities in his $1.2 billion family business, with finance and growth the “by-products” of his lifelong enterprise.

The 59-year-old Hurun India Rich List principal, whose family business is managed by a team of four brothers (pictured below right), three partners and eight young adult children, also said he does not believe in planning his succession.

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