European Family Businesses - Families in Business for the long term



  • KPMG

    KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 156 countries and have 152,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

    KPMG has created an internal global hub dedicated to family businesses. The team works alongside KPMG's network of member firms to share best practices, create thought leaderships on family businesses, and implement creative and practical solutions for these companies.

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    "At KPMG, we know that Family Businesses have specific needs, just because Family issues often drive business decisions."

    "KPMG understands that the nature of Family Business needs is inherently different from those of a non-Family Business. It’s a challenging business – we know it well and we are passionate about it. That’s why we support families in the business using an approach that considers the entire family component as well as all stakeholders in the Family Business.

    Our belief is that family owned companies need to be analyzed through three key pillars: ownership, business and the family itself. We know that the Family Businesses, as well as the family that own them, are unique and need appropriate and reliable answers to their own set of risks and challenges including succession and next generation, governance, growth, assurance, exit strategies, wealth preservation and philanthropy.

    KPMG has deep experience of working with Family Businesses and provides some of the best “Family Business” credentials in the marketplace, many of these can be found on

    We have put together an integrated and collaborative team dedicated to strengthening businesses and reducing risk, making sure Family Businesses are prepared for the future and helping them grow successfully.

    Furthermore, the Centre of Excellence for Family Business - a network of 80 countries where professionals with extensive experience in the sector work together to share information, thought leadership, training and insight from what they are seeing in the marketplace - provides deep, relevant Family Business knowledge.

    KPMG also publishes regular Surveys and thought leadership material on its dedicated Family Business website sharing specialized insight and stimulating discussion on Family Business related topics.

    KPMG is happy to be working closely with European Family Business since 2012, developing Surveys and Research for the benefit of its members.

    We want to build a strong reciprocal relationship built on trust and integrity with owners and their family. Our knowledge and experience both at EFB and KPMG are brought together helping clients feel reassured throughout. Dedicated to Family Businesses, we strive to make them grow and prosper.

    Together, let’s make Family Businesses more and more successful in the future."

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  • Russell Reynolds Associates

    Russell Reynolds Associates is a leading provider of senior-level executive search and assessment, serving clients globally since 1969. Our consultants advise multinational conglomerates as well as domestic or family owned companies on recruiting and retaining outstanding leaders. We help them mitigate the risks associated with senior level appointments via succession planning and development assessments.

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    "By understanding different cultures and strategies to succeed, our consultants provide high differential added value. We advise Boards of family owned companies on Board efficiency and composition; CEO Succession planning and assessment; benchmarking and recruiting the most talented executives in the market to achieve their long term goals."

    "With 44 offices and 350 consultants in 25 countries, Russell Reynolds Associates is a trusted advisor for senior executives globally."

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  • Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company

    Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company is a bottling firm created in 1997 that operates on the African continent producing and distributing soft drinks. With more than 6.000 employees, we operate in 13 countries. Our objective is to become one of Africa's  leading Coca-Cola System Bottlers.