European Family Business Barometer 8th Edition

Our annual barometer, in collaboration KPMG Enterprise, shows Europe’s family businesses remain positive about the future at a time of rising economic and geopolitical uncertainties. Innovation, training and education, and diversification are key priorities as they adapt to a fast-changing world — while planning for succession is increasingly on families’ minds.  This year, the family business […]

European Family Business Barometer 7th edition

Today we launched the seventh edition of the European Family Business Barometer in partnership with KPMG Enterprise. Our survey, which received more than 1500 contributions from family companies across all the continent, underlines how family businesses are still growing. Key highlights: 73% of respondents are confident about the future of their companies, while 19.5% are […]

2018 Global family business tax monitor

KPMG Enterprise’s Global family business tax monitor examines main differences (locations,…) in 65 countries, regions and jurisdictions and how they can influence the successful transition of family businesses from one generation to the next. The monitor highlights also the effects tax can have on the transfer of a business worth EUR10 million to family members — […]

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. 

European Family Business Barometer 2017 – Confidence in Unity

In the 6th edition of the European Family Business Barometer, European Family Businesses (EFB) and KPMG once again seek to bring an insight into the confidence levels of family businesses, the challenges affecting their everyday operations and the solutions they seek to ensure their development and sustainable growth.

Competitiveness and financial analysis factors in Family Businesses


There are many factors that contribute to the smooth running or dynamism of family businesses, such as market demand, the country´s economic situation, the competition of the sector, the institutional framework or the cost of financing. In this study, IEF pays more attention to factors that play a decisive role in their competitiveness, especially in […]

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 […]