Finance

It took three centuries for the practice of making investments in privately held companies to gain a term of its own in the mid-1940s: “private equity.”
Johan Andresen has crafted a template for the 21st century private investment office - and it's pretty amazing
Legislation to force British offshore territories to disclose beneficial ownership of companies is not worrying family offices, say experts
Ottobock, the German manufacturer and supplier of prosthetic limbs, is following a novel way of financing its growth. Other family businesses, at least in Germany, might like to take note
Buying a big part of the Burger King franchise in Europe shows the group means business
The sector looks disturbingly like the boom in hedge funds did before the financial crisis
The demand for new sources of data on private companies comes at a time when investor interest in such businesses has never been so high
Shadow capital, especially from family offices, is growing more rapidly than ever
Some of Europe's wealthiest families are behind a direct deal multi-family office
Investor worries should be a concern for listed family businesses
To take back control isn't the only reason driving buyouts...but it's a big one
The move by the son of one of the world's greatest investors proves the point