Financing family business growth: Bringing family businesses and investors together

In their joint study ‘Financing family business growth: bringing family businesses and investors together’ WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) and KPMG explore the funding partnership between family businesses and HNWIs within the WCD community. The report reveals that despite challenges on both sides, family businesses and HNWIs have an appetite for investment and can prove to be highly […]

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How to Generate Emotional Attachment to a Business

Economic vs Emotional Value The economic value of a firm can be defined by the share price and the dividends owners receive. By contrast, the emotional value is the families’ attachment to the business. It is like a glue. And the higher the emotional value, the higher the power of the glue. Consider a wedding […]

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The Benefits of Governance

Great family businesses are built on strategy, vision, values, and execution, but family businesses that endure across generations have an additional edge: governance. Based on our Commissioners’ collective experience, governance becomes vital to a family business as it grows and confronts new opportunities, challenges, and critical questions about its future direction. “The growth and sustainability […]

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Academic Insight: Long-term horizons, current income and diversification drive investment decisions

High net worth individuals invest for three main purposes. Long-term capital appreciation is the most important, current income ranks second, and gaining a level of diversification comes in third. This at least was the findings of our extensive 2014 Global Family Business Survey. However, many high net worth individuals (HNWIs) also seek to match their […]

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The 3 keys to a good family business succession plan

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” goes the famous quote by Benjamin Franklin, and how true it is, especially in terms of family business succession. Transitioning the firm between generations faces several unavoidable challenges, such as a change in leadership style and staff loyalty, so why not eliminate any unnecessary trials […]

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Effective governance is critically important to success of family-owned business, details WCD and KPMG Report

“Family is about love; business is about making money.” Yet, the two collide in a new report from Women Corporate Directors and KPMG, which explores how effective boards can position family-owned businesses for ongoing success. The report—Enduring Across Generations: How Boards Drive Value in Family-Owned Businesses—includes insights, lessons learned, and practical governance recommendations, and shares […]

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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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