Our thirty-sixth update email tracks recent actions and news concerning European Family Investment Companies (FICs). This Edition features 17 FICs from Greece, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and The Netherlands.

Even with the Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year holidays, FICs continue to be active investors across a range of ‘old’ and ‘new’ sectors, this month’s batch includes: financial and professional services, manufacturing, tech, mobility, healthcare, hospitality tech, agtech and aquaculture. We see investments being made by venture, capital and investment arms as well as directly by FICs themselves. Portfolio companies continue to be supported with acquisitions and funding.

Elsewhere, contracts are won and the flexible FIC Model makes acquisitions with partners as well as selling portfolio companies. One FIC both raises money and focusses on its core competencies by monetising real estate assets via a sale and lease-back deal.

Looking at ‘human capital’, one private FIC enters its 100th Anniversary year and another listed-FIC renews shareholder agreements with family shareholders.

This News Briefing concludes with 17 practical Takeaways: Our interpretations of what the news means for family investment companies.

We wish all our readers a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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