Family businesses’ experiences with HNWI as investors: conditional love

Academic Insight: Family businesses’ experiences with HNWI as investors: conditional love

As pointed out by Christophe Bernard in his column on 18 October 2014, some 42% of the respondents to the Family Business Global Survey have, at some point in their business, received direct investment from high net worth individuals (HNWI) and other family business investment pools. The experience was commended by an overwhelming majority (92%) who saw it as positive, in particular when comparing that source of financing to others available to them.

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Steve Woodward

I have worked with many family owned businesses in diverse industries over the last 20 years and this has allowed me to gain a greater understanding of how a family business can achieve growth, the risks involved and how governance plays an essential part in ownership control. I am happy to share and extend my experiences with you on how to make a successful endeavour when taking on the challenge to start or run your own family owned business. I welcome you to comment and debate any issues that you face in managing your family business, or to share your successes and best practices with us.

– Steve Woodward

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