South Korea’s family-controlled conglomerates are becoming increasingly unpopular, and Hyundai’s decision to splurge $10bn on land is another jaw-dropping error. 

The Dutch brewing giant has rebuffed a takeover attempt and reaffirmed its commitment to family ownership – much to the joy of shareholders.  

Ana Botin has made a textbook move to head up the Spanish bank that her father turned into a powerhouse, and other families could learn a lot from it. 

Flotations are extremely popular at the moment and of course they bring many benefits but many families are not ready for the scrutiny that they bring. 

Ferrari is being floated by Fiat-Chrysler, but it won’t lose the family spirit under the Agnelli’s stewardship. 

Confusion surrounds the goings-on at the Italian luxury group, but the intention is clear – to ensure succession to the next generation.