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August 26, 2010

Selwyn Parker analyses why institutional investors are starting to appreciate the family business ownership model

Until the global financial crisis overturned the prevailing wisdom of institutional investors, the UK family-controlled brewer and pub owner Fuller, Smith & Turner was considered almost an anachronism in a highly-leveraged world. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, the firm had such low borrowing levels that it was shunned by most analysts and big investors in favour of much more highly-geared rivals who had not, in the phrase of the period, "tied up capital in the business".

February 24, 2010

After the family business reaches a certain size, it is often necessary to use outside capital to continue business growth, but first the family must identify which form of outside investment works best for them, writes Jurgen Geerlings

After the family business reaches a certain size, it is often necessary to use outside capital to continue growing the business. This can come from several different sources, but before families seek outside investment they must first identify which form will work for both the business and the family, writes Jurgen Geerlings

March 1, 2005

To achieve true family wealth there are six forms of capital – together they facilitate family unity and help those involved prepare for the handover to the subsequent generation. But it doesn’t happen overnight, warns Dennis Jaffe

Dennis Jaffe  is a founding member of the Aspen Family Business Group. www.aspenfamilybusiness.com.

To achieve true family wealth there are six forms of capital – together they facilitate family unity and help those involved prepare for the handover to the subsequent generation. But it doesn't happen overnight, warns Dennis Jaffe

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