Italy’s family firms have weighty presence

“Family businesses are an incredibly important resource in the Italian entrepreneurial landscape,” says Gianluca Geminiani, former Head of Family Business for KPMG in Italy. “Being prone to growth and profit-oriented, they play a strategic role for the economic development of the country.” This being the case, how do we develop this sector even further? Investment […]

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The Family Business Dynamic

Advising family businesses calls on a unique and challenging blend of business consultancy and people skills. After all, those running family businesses often succeed through an intriguing ability to mesh emotional intelligence with commercial considerations to drive performance…

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Academic Insight: Values Affinity and Beyond: Attracting HNWI to Invest in Your Family Business

Analyzing the results of the KPMG Family Business Global Survey, one cannot escape being surprised by the natural affinities between HNWIs and family businesses. As outlined in the global report, most of the HNWIs interviewed were rooted in…

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KPMG’s Family Business Conference in Cairo, Egypt

On March 31th, 2015 KPMG Hazem Hassan hosted its first national Family Business Conference in Cairo. By taking the Family Business initiative in Egypt, the firm held this…

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Exploring the Personality Balancing Act within Family Businesses

Personalities are like snowflakes: each one absolutely unique. And yet one can still talk about types, such as the narcissist, the wallflower, the obsessive compulsive, the dependent, the pacifist, the peacemaker, and a myriad more…

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The time is ripe for family business succession

The time is ripe in the United States for transferring family business ownership to the next generation because of current low interest rates which allow for low transfer costs. This however will not be the case for long, so owners looking to pass on the business should not delay…

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Spanish family firms very interested in working with HNWIs

Our recent Global Family Business Survey reveals that Spanish family businesses are very receptive to investments from high net worth individuals (HNWIs). In fact, 80% of Spanish family business…

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How do Russian HNWIs feel about investing in family business?

High net worth individuals (HNWIs) in Russia have mixed attitudes towards family business investments. In our 2014 Global Family Business Survey, two out of the five Russian HNWIs canvassed prefer to invest in family businesses…

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Creating opportunities for family business-HNWI partnerships

A major obstacle to the establishment of partnerships between family businesses and high net worth individuals (HNWIs) is the matter of finding one another. As proved in KPMG’s (RC) 2014 Global Family Business Survey, there are family businesses looking for investors and HNWIs looking for good investments…

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The overwhelming majority (92%) of family businesses canvassed in KPMG’s 2014 Global Family Business Survey that have attracted high net-worth individual (HNWI) funding say that the experience was positive in comparison with receiving financing from other sources. They explain this sentiment in part by pointing to HNWIs’ expertise and long-term investment expectations. One respondent from the United Arab Emirates noted this about HNWIs: “They are reliable and easily approachable compared to the other sources of finance; also we could add-on skills to our management through their expertise.”

Many HNWIs in China don’t limit themselves to just one family business investment

The relationship between high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and family businesses in China is quite positive, according to the results of KPMG’s 2014 Global Family Business Survey. More than half of the HNWIs canvassed indicated that they had previously invested in family businesses, and all of that quotient indicated that the experience had been positive.

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