Our tenth update email tracks recent actions and news concerning European Family Investment Companies (FICs). This Edition contains news items featuring 17 FICs from France, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, UK, Portugal, Norway, Switzerland, Finland and Italy again focussing on how European FICs are adapting during the pandemic .

News coverage includes analysis of H1 2020 results, which underline the resilience of the FIC model despite ups and downs, and even liquidations, of individual companies, investments – new as well as follow-ons – directly by FICs as well as by venture arms and portfolio companies (in F&B, services and pharmaceuticals), sales of portfolio companies, operating divisions and FIC shares to PE, management and strategic partners, a senior appointment, more FIC activity to support sustainability and their communities, and the potential pitfalls of families investing with families. The News Briefing concludes with seven practical Takeaways, our interpretations of what the news means for family investment companies.

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