Monday, May 07, 2007

Family busines in Germany

The FT Germany has published a table with the top 500 family businesses in Germany, sorted by revenue. Here you see the top 10. The top four should be known to everyone. Sal. Oppenheim is a private bank. Tengelmann is another retailer, like Lidl. Franz Haniel has a wide portfolio of pharmy, industry, logistics. Celesio is actually partly owned by Franz Haniel. INA-Schaeffler is a supplier for the car industry. Finally, Bertelsman is a media company. Together the top 500 have a revenue of €743bn and employ 3.26 million people.

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