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April 17, 2023

Frank Hixon Foster, chairman emeritus of Hixon Properties and managing general partner of the Gideon Hixon venture capital fund, has seen first-hand the ups and downs of managing multi-generational wealth and has come through the other side with a clarity of vision that will help keep his family on track for many years to come. Here, in his own words, Frank talks about lessons from history and teaching for the future…

When US businessman Gideon Hixon started his lumber business more than 160 years ago, little did he probably know that his family wealth would grow across two World Wars, face potential ruin on numerous occasions, sustain and challenge six-going-on-seven generations and diversify into exciting and unexpected avenues.

April 12, 2023

In this week’s roundup, Petr Kellner’s heirs sue two years after his helicopter crash death; Amancio Ortega branches out into luxury Dublin property; and tributes are paid to former Mahindra Group chairman Keshub Mahindra.

Petr Kellner’s heirs sue following helicopter crash death
The heirs of Petr Kellner have filed a lawsuit citing “Potential negligence” after a helicopter crash caused the death of the Czech billionaire entrepreneur and four others in 2021.

Renata Kellnerova, the widow of the former richest Czech, and her family are seeking further investigation into the causes that led to the Airbus AS350 B3 helicopter crash, which took place while the group were heliskiing in Alaska's backcountry near Knik Glacier.

April 3, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, the family-owned Marshall Amplification is sold to Sweden’s Zound Industries; share losses see profits fall for the Lego family’s investment firm; and Matt Riley’s Daisy Group is poised to buy cybersecurity company ECSC.

Family-owned Marshall Amplification sold to Sweden’s Zound Industries
The UK-based Marshall Amplification, which was founded by Jim Marshall (pictured left) and his son Terry in 1962 and has since gone on to become the amp of choice for some of the world's most famous musicians, has been acquired by the Swedish firm Zound Industries.

The agreement, which will see all Marshall brands and Zound Industries rebranded as the newly formed Marshall Group, will see the Marshall family retaining 24%, making them the largest shareholders.

March 28, 2023

Melanie Levensohn reveals how an improbable bond across generations helped to bring her family closer together.

“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get” - Forrest Gump

March 23, 2023

The author of The Successor’s Voice, a practical guide for family members navigating the rocky road to succession, talks about building up resources, empowering through knowledge sharing and development of family talent…

“I wanted to write a book that I would have liked to read when I started out,” says fifth-generation family business owner, family talent advisor and successor development coach and mentor, Philip Mackeown of his reasons for penning The Successor’s Voice.

March 21, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, tributes are paid to Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold; Billionaire broker Charles Schwab loses $2.9 billion in SVB collapse; and Guatemala's first billionaire, Mario Lopez Estrada, dies aged 84.

Tributes paid to Ann Summers boss Jacqueline Gold
Jacqueline Gold, the British entrepreneur who was the executive chair of Gold Group International, Ann Summers and Knickerbox, has passed away at the age of 62, following a seven-year battle with breast cancer.

The 16th richest woman in Great Britain (worth £470 million in 2019, according to The Sunday Times Rich List) died just two months after the passing of her 86-year-old father, David, a businessman and co-chairman of West Ham United football club.

March 17, 2023

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, Dr. David Brown talks about his passion for entrepreneurialism, the mind-blowing benefits of machine learning and how big pharma needs a change in mindset…

Throughout his storied career, Dr. David Brown has made significant contributions to medical research within the pharmaceutical industry, but perhaps his most famous innovation came about through a chance observation when the angina medication he was working on had unexpected applications.

While working for Pfizer, he was named co-inventor on the patent for Viagra and, for eight years, led the team that developed the hugely successful erectile dysfunction medication into one of the bonanza breakthroughs of the century.

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.

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