European Family Business Prospects

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Family Business Prospects - The UK and Germany

We compiled a list of 13 of the largest family-owned businesses in the UK and Germany using the "World's Top 750 Family Businesses" most recent ranking by Family Capital. Family Capital is committed to the regular update of the contents of this list through extensive analysis of publicly available sources. To be included on the list, at least one representative of the family is formally involved in the governance of the business and the family or group of families have a controlling stake of 50% for private companies, and at least 32% for publicly listed firms. In short, the following companies are the largest family-owned businesses in the UK and Germany based on revenue: Volkswagen AG, Schwarz Gruppe, BMW AG, Aldi Group, Continental Aktiengesellschaft, PHOENIX Pharma SE, Henkel AG & Company, KGaA, Wittington Investments Ltd, INEOS AG, Betfred Group Ltd, Vedanta Resources plc, easyJet plc, and Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd. With regard to data on each company's CMO (optional), we searched their official websites, LinkedIn profiles, and media sites — Bloomberg and more, to determine this or an equivalent title, as available.

We have completed the UK & Germany Tab of the attached spreadsheet with details of each company.
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Family Business Prospects - Switzerland and The Netherlands

Twelve of the largest family-owned businesses in Switzerland and the Netherlands are Gunvor SA, Roche Holding AG, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Kuehne+Nagel, INEOS Group, Louis Dreyfus Holding B.V., Ikea Group, Altice Europe N.V., Randstad Holding NV, BCD Group, SHV Holdings N.V., and Heineken Holding N.V. We have identified and updated rows 2-13 of the "Switzerland and Netherlands" tab of the attached spreadsheet, with information on 12 of the largest family-owned businesses in Switzerland and the Netherlands. The twelve businesses identified have been ranked according to their annual revenue.

Research Strategy

To compile a list of 12 of the largest family-owned businesses in Switzerland and the Netherlands, we commenced our research by searching for any publicly available reports on large family-owned businesses globally. Using this method we were able to identify the 2019 edition of the top 500 family-owned businesses worldwide ranked by revenue, compiled by Ernst & Young (EY) and the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Having identified this list, we scanned through to select the top 12 businesses in Switzerland and the Netherlands, based on their annual revenue, before proceeding to their respective websites to retrieve/verify other requested data.

Details of each family-owned business have been outlined below;

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Conclusion

We have provided all the requested information in rows 2-13 of the "Switzerland and Netherlands" tab of the attached project spreadsheet.



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