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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.

January 23, 2023

Climate and global energy transition expert Stefan Schurig talks about the aims of The Toni Piëch Foundation, the importance of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and how next gens are driving positive change.

Having started his career on construction sites and training as an architect, Stefan Schurig’s early pivot into highlighting climate change and energy issues by transforming cities into self-sufficient systems has shaped him into an authoritative voice on sustainability issues. 

January 20, 2023

Ahead of embarking on Titanbay’s Horizons Conference, a forum bringing together industry leaders to navigate the waters of private markets, Titanbay’s head of investments Alex Bozoglou casts a weathered eye on what’s in store for the year ahead.

The global events of the past few years have made planning for the future trickier than ever. Now, with soaring inflation, increasing interest rates, collapsing stock markets and imminent recessions, scoping the horizon for investment trends requires a steady hand and a strong stomach.

January 18, 2023

Few industries have bypassed the disruption caused by new technologies in recent years. What’s more is that this global trend is accelerating, leading businesses to adopt new tech more quickly, so creating further disruption, says private markets platform Titanbay.

As we take our first steps into 2023, it feels like a natural time to reflect on private markets’ journey through 2022 and to begin to map out the possibilities for the year ahead. Below, we take stock of recent events and market movements, and consider how they could influence performance over the coming months. You can find more Titanbay insights here.

January 16, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Bernard Arnault appoints his daughter Delphine to run Dior; Andrew Forrest says Australia-to-Singapore solar plan is no longer viable; and the heirs of Subway’s founders are set to reap dividends from $10 billion sale deal.

Bernard Arnault appoints daughter Delphine to run Dior
The world's richest man and chairman of luxury goods giant LVMH, Bernard Arnault, has officially appointed his daughter Delphine as the chief executive officer (CEO) of French luxury fashion house Dior.

Arnault’s eldest child takes the reins in a further management shakeup, having recently assigned his eldest son, Antoine, to run the family-owned holding company Christian Dior SE.

January 16, 2023

Campden Wealth reveals European family offices are proactively adopting inflation-mitigating investment strategies as economic uncertainty looks to continue for the foreseeable future.

After a tumultuous few years and with even more uncertainty set for the foreseeable future, Europe-based family offices are proactively adopting inflation-mitigating investment strategies, according to Campden Wealth’s new European Family Office Report 2022.

January 10, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Mukesh Ambani focusses his attention on green energy; Vincent Bolloré sells his African ports and logistics business to MSC; and Jack Ma surrenders control of China's Ant Group.

Mukesh Ambani focusses attention on green energy
After handing over operational reins to his three children, Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire chairman of Mumbai-based multinational Reliance Industries, has announced he is focusing his attention on the Indian conglomerate’s pivot to green energy.

January 3, 2023

The chair of Campden Wealth’s ClimateTech Investing Forum 2022 talks about doing well and doing good, long-term vision and the future of impact investing.

An American-born, German-raised investor married to a Russian ecologist with links to global environmental initiatives, Jochen Wermuth is the definition of a planet-first entrepreneur.

January 3, 2023

Featuring a world-class leadership team, NANO Nuclear Energy Inc. is poised to help advance the way the world utilises nuclear energy.

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