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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

Ros Bazany of venture capital firm Antler reveals how how VCs can focus on creating sustainable value from the outset.

As the challenges facing the world become increasingly complex and record levels of investments have streamed into venture capital (VC) over the past two years, the responsibility of VC firms to be engines of positive transformation has never been greater.

Yet, it’s no secret that VCs have found Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and impact challenging themes to adopt and implement, debating their importance, definitions and scope.

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 16, 2023

What type of companies are classed as mid-market and what’s their appeal to PE investors? 

The middle-market buyout segment has been relatively underpenetrated by private equity (PE) investors, with less than 5% of mid-market companies backed by a financial sponsor. Despite this, there is strong interest among GPs and LPs alike, on the basis of the attractive characteristics and broad opportunities in the market. So what type of companies are classed as mid-market and what’s their appeal to PE investors?

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 13, 2023

Emily Minett reveals a potentially significant inheritance tax exemption when it comes to gift-giving.

When it comes to making lifetime gifts, many people are familiar with the “seven-year rule” in that if the donor making the gift survives seven years from the date of the gift and does not reserve a benefit in the asset given away, the value of the gift will not be taken into account on the donor’s death for inheritance tax (IHT) purposes.

March 13, 2023

In an exclusive interview with Campden FB, the man responsible for building a $3 billion video game payments powerhouse with his company Xsolla discusses the challenges and opportunities of the internet’s next great step forward.

Since building a $3 billion video game payments powerhouse with his company Xsolla, Aleksandr “Shurick” Agapitov is now responsible for giving the developer community the tools they need to compete and succeed in the hyper-competitive video game arena.

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