Family Capital

The future of the Chiquita banana business is still up in the air, as a family-controlled conglomerate enters the chase.  

The Japanese tradition of adopting sons-in-law to run family businesses is unique, but it seems to work. 

Retired CEOs or founders can be a pain for their successors, but they can also be a repository of experience and knowledge that shouldn’t be ignored. 

A number of reports show that Germany’s Mittelstand is performing better than non-family firms. 

Recent research suggests that family businesses help to make society more unequal, but is that really true? 

The financial services are often criticised for being too macho. Family businesses seem to be one of the few ways that women can work their way to the top of the sector. 

The man known as Big Moustache died when his plane crashed in Moscow, a great loss for Total and for his champagne-house family. 

Sibling businesses can give rise to worse fallings-out that any other sort of family firm, so how do you minimises the chances of that happening?