What If a Hedge Fund Invests in my Family Business?

Publicly traded family firms may attract all sorts of investors from outside the family. And like other publicly traded firms, they sometimes attract activist hedge funds, whose primary purpose often Read More...

Category: Research Insight

Authors: Matthias G. Leute , Yannick Bammens , Martin Carree and Jolien Huybrechts

Should Family Businesses Have Employee Ownership Plans?

Like almost all family businesses, Commercial Casework in Hayward, California had to plan for when family owners would want to sell. The company, with about 100 employees, is one of the San Francisco Read More...

Category: Commentary

Author: Corey Rosen

Should Employee Ownership Be Your Next Strategic Move?

EEA Consulting Engineers is an employee-owned firm in Austin, Texas. Like all engineering companies— and many other businesses—its success depends entirely on its people. So you’d expect the Read More...

Category: Practice Insight

Author: Corey Rosen

Four Things that the Best Family Business Boards Do Well

First of a two-part series Can you quantify your board’s contribution to the performance of your family business? Even if you can’t put a number on it, you should have a keen sense of how much Read More...

Category: Applied and Practice

Authors: Claudia Binz Astrachan , Joseph Astrachan and Hermut Kormann