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March 16, 2017

Pentland Group will hope its successful former investment in Reebok can be replicated with new acquisition, SeaVees. It turned a $77,000 in Reebok in 1981 into $770 million ten years later.

Pentland Group will hope its successful former investment in Reebok can be replicated with new acquisition, SeaVees.

The third-generation UK family business has bought a majority stake in Californian casual lifestyle sneaker brand SeaVees (pictured) for an undisclosed sum through its subsidiary Pentland Brands.

February 6, 2015

Family Business United (FBU), a leading online magazine and resource centre for family firms in the UK, is seeking to determine the Family Business Agenda.

Family Business United (FBU), a leading online magazine and resource centre for family firms in the UK, is seeking to determine the Family Business Agenda.

The London-based organisation with family business members throughout the UK is now looking for family firms across the UK to share their thoughts on the specific challenges facing family firms via an online survey.

August 1, 2013

The eighth generation brothers who run Aspall Cyder see their product as a rival to champagne. CampdenFB speaks to them about the black art of cider-making and taking advice from maharajahs.

July 16, 2013

British clothing and homeware retailer Matalan has announced Jason Hargreaves, son of the company’s founder, will take over as managing director.

British clothing and homeware retailer Matalan has announced Jason Hargreaves, son of the company’s founder, will take over as managing director.

The appointment comes off the back of poor first quarter sales, which dropped 7% from the previous year to £258.6 million (€298.7 million).

Jason has more than 20 years experience working within the family business, but does not serve on the board.

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