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Ownership and Management

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

As one of KPMG’s Global Leader for Family Business, Robyn Langsford has more than 25 years’ experience working closely with private clients. In an interview with Campden FB, she talks about putting the spotlight on leading female entrepreneurs, broaching the succession question and educating Next Gens…

As one of KPMG’s Global Leader for Family Business, Robyn Langsford has more than 25 years’ experience working closely with private clients to deliver strategic financial and tax advice tailored to their business and the challenges they face.

A trusted adviser to family businesses and family offices, she has a broad skill base and diverse experience that enables her to solve multidisciplinary problems and add value.

March 28, 2023

Addiction can be incredibly difficult to manage in any family dynamic - but when it shows up in a family business, the stakes are even higher, says family psychotherapist Fiona Yassin.

Addiction can be incredibly difficult to manage in any family dynamic, but when it shows up in a family business, the stakes are even higher.

But by understanding why and how addiction shows up in family businesses and learning the patterns of behaviour in individuals who misuse drugs and alcohol, families will be better equipped to support the addict out of their illness.
 

March 28, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Issa brothers explore an £8 billion takeover of the Subway fast-food chain; MacKenzie Scott launches a $250 million ‘open call’ for non-profits in need of funding; and tributes are paid to Intel co-founder Gordon Moore.

Issa brothers explore £8 billion takeover of Subway fast-food chain
Mohsin and Zuber Issa, the billionaire brothers who own a majority stake in UK supermarket giant Asda, are exploring an £8 billion takeover of the American fast food chain Subway.

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 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 8, 2023

Private Equity is mainstream among ultra-high-net-worth (94% engaged), with the bulk looking for enhanced returns (67%).

According to The Ultra-High Net Worth Private Equity Investing Report 2023 by Campden Wealth and Titanbay, 84% of ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) investors hold private equity investments, with a further 10% interested in the asset class.

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