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March 13, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, L’Oreal heir Francoise Bettencourt Meyers names new investment firm MD; Klaus-Michael Kuehne is to receive $4.5 billion dividends from his transport empire; and tributes are paid to 7-Eleven billionaire Masatoshi Ito.

L’Oreal heir Francoise Bettencourt Meyers names new investment firm MD
The world’s richest woman, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, has named Cyrielle Villepelet as managing director of her investment company, Tethys Invest, according to Bloomberg.

March 8, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Spanish prime minister speaks out against Rafael del Pino Jr’s headquarters move; Goldman Sachs joins the bid to buy Subway from founders’ heirs; and tributes are paid to US truck stop chain founder Tom Love.

Spanish prime minister speaks out against Rafael del Pino Jr.’s headquarters move
Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez has publicly criticised billionaire businessman Rafael del Pino Jr. after revealing plans to move the headquarters of Ferrovial SA to the Netherlands.

March 2, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Sir Leonard Blavatnik helps London’s V&A Museum to secure David Bowie archive; Mitchell Rales gifts $1.9 Billion to his own art museum; and tributes are paid to billionaire financier Thomas Lee.

Sir Leonard Blavatnik helps London’s V&A Museum to secure David Bowie archive
The extensive archive of the late singer-songwriter David Bowie will be made available to the public from 2025, thanks to a donation of £10 million from the Ukrainian-born businessman and philanthropist Sir Leonard Blavatnik through his Blavatnik Family Foundation.

February 21, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Israeli billionaire David Fattal buys Brighton’s Grand Hotel; Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance aims to rescue collapsed UK steel companies; and tributes are paid to baseball team owner Ted Lerner.

Israeli billionaire David Fattal buys Brighton’s Grand Hotel
Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, part of Israel's Fattal Group, has bought one of the UK’s most famous seaside hotels as part of an expansion into the luxury market.

Owned by the billionaire David Fattal, Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland said it planned to “Invest significantly” in the 159-year-old Grand Hotel in Brighton in a bid to return the 201-room Victorian building to its “Iconic status”.

February 15, 2023

In a typically bold move that further defines the Rothschilds as a multi-generational international banking family of significant foresight, the French branch of the family are taking their Paris-listed investment bank, Rothschild & Co, private… and they’ve recruited some of Europe’s wealthiest families to solidify the deal.

In a typically bold move that further defines the Rothschilds as a multi-generational international banking family of significant foresight, the French branch of the family are aiming to take their Paris-listed investment bank, Rothschild & Co, private.

February 13, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Mills family open an investment firm after their Medline Industries sale; a Chinese man leaves billionaire adoptive family after reuniting with his multi-millionaire birth parents; and Joseph Lau sells dozens of Hermes bags in a Sotheby’s auction.

Mills family open investment firm after Medline Industries sale
The Mills family, the American billionaires who founded Medline Industries, are launching their own investment firm.

February 7, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Kumar Birla appoints his children as directors of the Aditya Birla Group; the Rothschild family plan to take their investment bank private; and the son of Brazilian billionaire Banco Safra founder sues his family.

Kumar Birla appoints children as directors of Aditya Birla Group
In a purported succession overture, Indian billionaire businessman and philanthropist Kumar Birla has appointed two of his children as directors to oversee the retail unit of the Aditya Birla Group.

February 2, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Aldi heirs settle their long-running dispute; Russian-born billionaire Alex Gerko is named as the UK's biggest taxpayer; and Gautam Adani loses billions in personal wealth in less than a week.

Aldi heirs settle long-running dispute
The heirs of Theo Albrecht, the co-founder of family-owned German multinational discount supermarket chain Aldi, have settled on a new ownership structure following a long-running feud.

January 24, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Issa brothers explore a £13 billion merger of Asda and EG Group; Sir Jim Ratcliffe confirms his interest in buying Manchester United; and Ryan Cohen buys a stake in Alibaba Group.

Issa brothers explore £13 billion merger of Asda and EG Group
Mohsin and Zuber Issa, the billionaire brothers who own a majority stake in UK supermarket giant Asda, are exploring a potential £13 billion merger with their filling station and convenience store chain, EG Group.

The British-Indian siblings, who made their fortune co-founding the Euro Garages chain of petrol filling stations, acquired the supermarket giant in 2021 for £6.8 billion along with private equity firm TDR Capital.

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