EFB & Deutsche Bank report on family businesses in Europe

European Family Businesses and Deutsche Bank teamed up to produce a report on family businesses, including interviews with numerous key family businesses figures. In it, the importance of family businesses to the European economy is highlighted and fundamental family business issues are examined, such as the successful transfer of business or choice of funding. 

Global and Regional Trends in Corporate Governance for 2017

Russell Reynolds Associates recently interviewed numerous institutional and activist investors, pension fund managers, public company directors and other governance professionals about the trends and challenges that public company boards will face in 2017. Our conversations yielded a wide array of perspectives about the forces that are driving change in the corporate governance landscape.

The Profitability of Corporate Governance in Family Owned Companies

In emerging markets 60% of companies with a turnover of US$ 1Bn and above are family owned. In some cases, such as in Latin America, India and South East Asia, the percentage is 70% or even higher. The high presence of this type of companies in emerging economies means they have a strong responsibility in […]

Hidden Growth within Family Businesses


European Family Businesses (EFB) and KPMG once again seek to bring an insight into the what drives or hinders family business growth. The report is based on the reflections of 26 prominent family business owners in eight countries: France, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, and the United Kingdom, which were gathered in qualitative individual […]

European Family Business Trends: Modern Times?

KPMG publishes a new report based on the research and insights of KPMG’s Global Centre of Excellence for Family Business, as well as using the findings from the European Family Business Barometers conducted through 2013 – 2015 in partnership with EFB, and the study Global Family Business Survey ‘Family matters: financing family business growth through individual investors’, released in […]