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December 16, 2015

State-owned Italian bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is to set up a private equity fund to help family businesses, but a family business expert questions to what degree it will achieve its aim of helping them go public. 

State-owned Italian bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is to set up a private equity fund to help family businesses, but a family business expert questions to what degree it will achieve its aim of helping them go public.

The initiative is the first of many more planned by the CDP as part of its plans to invest in domestic companies and help boost the country’s economy.

The private equity fund is one of the pillars of the new business plan.

June 23, 2010

Crain Communications Inc, the family-owned US publishing company, announced yesterday it is closing its UK regional title Crain’s Manchester Business due to a lack of advertising revenue.

Crain Communications Inc, the family-owned US publishing company, announced yesterday it is closing its UK regional title Crain's Manchester Business due to a lack of advertising revenue.

September 9, 2009

Campden FB and Mishcon de Reya carried out an exclusive global survey on the views of family business owners to the current economic climate between May and August. The results, published today, show family businesses are feeling the effects of the recession but it has not made the majority more willing to sell up.

Campden FB and Mishcon de Reya carried out an exclusive global survey on the views of family business owners to the current economic climate between May and August. The results, published today, show family businesses are feeling the effects of the recession but it has not made the majority more willing to sell up.

September 9, 2009

The Campden FB/Mishcon de Reya survey canvassed opinion from family businesses all over the world as to their views on the economic climate. The final results are presented here

The Campden FB/Mishcon de Reya survey canvassed opinion from family businesses all over the world as to their views on the economic climate. The final results are presented here

September 9, 2009

The main results of the Campden FB/Mishcon de Reya survey provided some telling insights into the general mood of family business. However, responses differ from region to region (four were surveyed: Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and South America) and show some cultural variations that affect how families and their businesses operate.

The main results of the Campden FB/Mishcon de Reya survey provided some telling insights into the general mood of family business. However, responses differ from region to region (four were surveyed: Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and South America) and show some cultural variations that affect how families and their businesses operate.

August 25, 2009

Back in May, Campden FB and leading law firm Mishcon de Reya joined forces to launch a survey that aimed to assess what impact the current economic turmoil has had on families in business. Katie Barker reports on the latest findings

Back in May, Campden FB and leading law firm Mishcon de Reya joined forces to launch a survey that aimed to assess what impact the current economic turmoil has had on families in business. Katie Barker reports on the latest findings

June 25, 2009

The preliminary results of the Campden FB/Mishcon de Reya survey on the current economic climate confirm family businesses are not escaping the effects of the recession. Jonathan Berman, partner in the Families in Business Group at Mischon de Reya, believes this shows the recession is deeper and more biting than previously thought.

The preliminary results of the Campden FB/Mishcon de Reya survey on the current economic climate confirm family businesses are not escaping the effects of the recession. Jonathan Berman, partner in the Families in Business Group at Mischon de Reya, believes this shows the recession is deeper and more biting than previously thought.

June 11, 2009

Economists have many fine qualities, writes Roger Nightingale, but an ability to forecast is not one of them. The problem is that they don't understand what makes an economy tick. As a result there is much debate as to the nature of the crisis we are currently embroiled in. Crucially, there are more questions than answers.

November 26, 2008

It might have beaten the hedge funds at their own game, briefly made VW the most valuable company in the world and announced the most successful year in the company’s history, but family-owned Porsche cannot escape the worldwide recession.

It might have beaten the hedge funds at their own game, briefly made VW the most valuable company in the world and announced the most successful year in the company's history, but family-owned Porsche cannot escape the worldwide recession.

On the day it announced that it had set new records with profit, turnover, sales and production figures reaching all-time highs in the year 2007/8, it also admitted that it expects a significant drop in sales in 2008/09.

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