Underneath all the very convoluted ownership structure is a multilayered private investment business
The 100-year life is becoming the reality for an ever increasing number of people. That will have a profound effect on family enterprises
Family businesses reckon that recruiting and retaining talented staff is their biggest issue…that’s not going away given the demand for non-family executives is growing even at much smaller family firms
Families need to better understand the capabilities of the next generation and the senior generation, and make sure they are aligned
The debate about creating more acceptable models of business will inevitably trundle on for many years yet.
But complication can be indicative of differences among the family owners
The big professional services companies and management consultants are benefiting the most