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June 1, 2003

At a time when banks are increasingly cautious about lending money, the stock market can be an attractive alternative source of capital for a family business – and, explains Georges van Erck, an IPO need not mean the family loses control of the business

Georges van Erck is Managing Director at JPMorgan, London. He has more than 30 years of investment banking experience, most of which have been spent providing corporate finance services to family-owned companies.

At a time when banks are increasingly cautious about lending money, the stock market can be an attractive alternative source of capital for a family business – and, explains Georges van Erck, an IPO need not mean the family loses control of the business

June 1, 2003

A family business that is mindful of the need for proper planning, monitoring and maintenance of legal issues will ultimately be more profitable and successful over the long-term

Patricia Angus is a lawyer and consultant to high net worth families on governance and philanthropic planning. She is President of Angus Advisory Group LLC in New York, USA.

A family business that is mindful of the need for proper planning, monitoring and maintenance of legal issues will ultimately be more profitable and successful over the long-term

June 1, 2003

My earliest memories of ‘the business’ were of the Saturday mornings spent with Dad on the factory floor.

My earliest memories of 'the business' were of the Saturday mornings spent with Dad on the factory floor. He would walk around checking on orders, work-in-progress, and what had been billed the day before. I would pick up tiny pieces of cloth clippings from the cutting room floor and would spend the rest of the time thinking of innumerable crafty things to do with them. The car ride to Boston and breakfast at the Peter Pan Restaurant would give us ample time to talk about how Dad came to have his own business and how he bought out his father, Joe.

January 1, 2003

Battle for the heart and soul of a company

Professor Randel S Carlock is the Berghmans Lhoist Chaired Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Director of "The Family Enterprise Challenge" executive programme at INSEAD. Elizabeth Florent-Treacy is Research Project Manager at INSEAD.

Battle for the heart and soul of a company

September 1, 2002

Selling the family business can be an emotionally taxing experience but vital for the future health of the company. However, private owners should consider the reasons for the sale before deciding on the best route

Maurice Smith is a business journalist with 20 years' experience in newspapers and broadcasting. He is the author of Great Scots in Family Business.

Selling the family business can be an emotionally taxing experience but vital for the future health of the company. However, private owners should consider the reasons for the sale before deciding on the best route

April 1, 2002

Publicly-traded but very much in the family: patrimonal firms on the Paris Stock Exchange

Publicly-traded but very much in the family: patrimonal firms on the Paris Stock Exchange

February 1, 2002

GEEF, the organisation representing owner-managed and family businesses throughout Europe, is concerned about the difficulties which entrepreneurs encounter when transferring their business from one generation to the next or when the business is sold to a third person.

GEEF, the organisation representing owner-managed and family businesses throughout Europe, is concerned about the difficulties which entrepreneurs encounter when transferring their business from one generation to the next or when the business is sold to a third person. For this reason, an extensive benchmark study has been conducted to give an overview of relevant taxation situation in the GEEFcountries: Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain Sweden and the UK.

February 1, 2002

So, are family businesses performing better?

". . . when they are strong, they are the best . . . when they are bad, they are horrid"
Katherine Graham, former family CEO of the Washington Post Company

January 1, 2002

Barbara Murray, Editor of Families in Business interviews Alexander Scott and Grant Gordon, respectively Founding Chairman and Director General of the Institute for Family Business (UK). The new organisation will also operate as the UK chapter of the Family Business Network

Barbara Murray (BM): Why have you established the Institute for Family Business (UK)?

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